150 Years of History

Founded in 1870, Homefield Preparatory School is one of the oldest boys' prep schools in England and this year is celebrating its 150th anniversary; we are a school steeped in history. Right from the very beginning to the present day we have been renowned for our high standards of scholastic achievement and for producing boys with extremely good manners and a strong sense of civic responsibility.

In April 1968, Group Captain Douglas Bader opened the school (above photo) at our present location on Western Road, Sutton. Parents, Old Boys and the Homefield Parents' Association contributed time and money to the landscaping of the grounds at the time. In 1970 the school’s centenary was marked by a week of joyous celebrations.

Archive website

We have archived some wonderful Homefield material that we have collected over the years.

Please click here to browse files that we have digitised so far. It is fascinating to look back!

150th Birthday Celebration

Regrettably, due to Covid-19, our Grand Ball due to be held on Saturday 27th June will no longer be taking place.

We are very pleased to announce that we will be now holding the ball on Saturday 26th June 2021 instead (our 151st anniversary!).

Please contact Vesna Weekley if you have purchased a ticket to let her know if you would like to come next year or if you require a refund. Thank you.


Homefield building
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Colin Cowdrey June 1964 skipper of old boys vs First XI
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Connie Sainsbury planting tree in 1970 for centenary
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