Hazlegrove, a coeducational boarding and day prep school has around 365 pupils and is committed to celebrating childhood. A vibrant and creative curriculum, exceptional pastoral care and stunning rural Somerset location combine to make children feel nurtured, motivated, inspired and encouraged to love learning for life. Boarding is the heartbeat of Hazlegrove and as a result the school invests a huge amount of time and resources to get it right for children and their families. With around 100 full-time boarders, largely as the result of personal recommendation, boarding at Hazlegrove is thriving and a busy evening and full weekend programme of activities benefits both boarders and day pupils alike.
Continual review and investment in the provision of education from Nursery to Year 8 runs at the centre of this exceptional school and the success over the past three years of Year 8 pupils is testimony to this. The children have been awarded an impressive ninety-six scholarships and awards to twenty-five different senior schools, including Eton, Marlborough, Sherborn, King’s and Millfield. A Hazlegrovian in the 21st century is a child that is empathetic, kind and connected to the world; one who is independent but knows that developing relationships and a sense of duty to the community are integral to a successful life.
King’s Bruton is a remarkable coeducational boarding and day senior school that has a pupil body of around 355. The School is celebrating their 500th Anniversary in 2019 with the opening of a new Music School at the centre of their historic campus. King’s is also blessed with a wonderful location in South Somerset and has a reputation of being among the very best smaller sized boarding schools in the South West of England. The key to King’s success, and increasing popularity, is to combine their relatively small size with a high-quality education. The majority of pupils are full boarders and the School prides itself in offering excellence in teaching and pastoral care, with pupils achieving excellence in academic subjects, sports and arts within a strong Christian ethos that emphasises a sense of community, mutual value and respect.
In recent years King’s has had outstanding GCSE, A level and BTEC results with the vast majority of their pupils going on to their first choice of university. King’s hockey teams have reached 11 National Finals in the last six years with their U16 girls winning the English Schools' National Indoor Hockey Championships in 2017. There are over 70 pupils in King’s full Choir, the School’s Chapel Choir sing Evensong in regional cathedrals every term, whilst the School’s 200-seat theatre is the venue for outstanding drama. King’s thriving CCF is one of the oldest in the country whilst over half of the senior pupils undertake Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Your son and daughter will not be allowed to drift, to hide or to get lost at King’s.