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Rarely do you find such strong pride and affection for a school. ‘Come in here and you’ll never want to leave,’ the head of the pre-prep assures us, and indeed, barely anyone does. Most pupils stay the course to the end of year eight, there’s a very even blend of men and women on the staff and turnover is low. Parent communication consistently wins five-star ratings, and we lost count of the number of staff mentioned in dispatches. A particular jewel in Spratton’s crown is its learning…

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What the school says...

Spratton Hall embodies the values of a traditional prep school, as academic achievement is always encouraged and rewarded. However, our motto is that we are ‘more than just a school’ and as such, we help children develop their strengths wherever they lie, be they in Sport, Drama, Art, STEM, or Music.

Recently recognised by The Week, as being a great all-round school, we have 50 acres of first-rate facilities, including: a purpose-built theatre, art studios, science labs, an indoor sports dome, floodlit AstroTurf and multiple sports courts, tracks, pitches and nets. Combined with our 65 extra-curricular activities, we definitely have something to delight and inspire every child.

In our Pre-prep, determination and kindness are woven into all areas of the curriculum, and children receive daily individual support from highly-experience Early Years teachers. To complement their classroom-based learning, they also enjoy regular PE, Dance, Music, Art, Drama and Forest School sessions.

In 2020 the Prep School was proud to be shortlisted for ‘Prep School of the Year’. With a 100% pass rate at Common Entrance and multiple annual scholarships to top public schools, the rigorous academic curriculum is offset with fun inter-house competitions, school trips and our exceptional pastoral care.

To experience a typical school day for yourself, personal, safe school tours with the Head Master can be booked at www.sprattonhall.com.
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Head master

Simon Clarke (40s),who has been here as a boy (and yes, head boy), parent, deputy and headmaster (since 2014); can safely be said to have Spratton running through his veins. A much-enjoyed pre-university year as a ‘gapper’ sowed the idea of a teaching career, pursued properly on completing his English degree at Surrey, and always in the prep school sector. Having stepped into his predecessor’s shoes at rather short notice, one can imagine the governors were delighted to have him in the wings: he exudes quiet authority and kindness.

Though he doesn’t currently teach ('I miss it hugely’), his wife Danny does (English, maths and geography). They live on site and two of their three children have been through the school, and the third is in year 7. He...

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