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.

This year we are hosting a Grand Ball to celebrate our 150th anniversary on Saturday 27th June at Epsom Race Course. Please do get in touch with Vesna Weekley if you are interested in attending and finding out about ticket availability.

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

If you would like to attend our Grand Ball being held on Saturday 27th June at 7.00pm then please reserve your tickets here.


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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