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Sunny by name and sunny by nature, the prep school sits at the top of the Bruton School site, a short walk from the senior school. Though very small, it benefits from the facilities and specialist languages and games staff of its big sister, whilst retaining its own cosy atmosphere. We loved the wall frieze of This Little Piggy captioned by the Latin club - ‘Vii vii vii usque domum’. ‘Whatever the ability of the girl, we’ll do jolly well by her’, as the head says. Day girls are free to join in with weekend activities and intermittent sleep-overs...

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Day places are available for boys aged 2-7.

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Head of prep

Since 2010, Mrs Helen Snow BEd (50s), previously deputy head. A breadth of teaching experience preceding her arrival at Sunny Hill (elementary teaching in the US, secondary in the UK, a stint in Berlin – some occasioned by her husband’s job moves) means she truly knows that primary is where her heart lies. ‘I’ve taken the best bits of the national curriculum and left the rubbish’, she says: outdoor learning and bushcraft are big here and the school is a forest school (there’s a nature reserve on site in a former railway cutting), leading on naturally to the rigours of D of E in the senior school.

Warm and cuddly (we imagine), one father described her as ‘everything you would want in a prep school headmistress’, with the...

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