Summer Fields is one of the country’s leading day and boarding schools for boys aged 4 to 13. The new on-site Pre-Prep welcomes boys at age 4 into Reception through to age 7 (Year 3). Boys can join the Prep School as either day boys or boarders at Year 4.
Founded in 1864, Summer Fields is a day and boarding Pre-Prep and Preparatory school for around 300 boys aged 4 to 13. Hidden away in the heart of Summertown, we offer an outstanding education and pastoral care with first-rate facilities set in over 70 acres of delightful grounds that extend from Summertown to the Cherwell River.
Summer Fields has always held a strong academic tradition, preparing boys to move on, often winning scholarships, to public schools such as Eton, Harrow and Winchester and, more locally, Radley, St Edward’s and Abingdon. We aim to provide education of the highest quality, whether it be intellectual, moral, technical or physical. We seek to instil a love of learning in our boys and we endeavour to offer them the fullest opportunity to stretch the boundaries of their individual ability. Our curriculum is varied, stimulated and demanding, but flexible enough to suit the ability of each boy. Self-motivation, an enquiring mind and an eagerness to learn are all cultivated. Most importantly, boys learn how to learn – a skill that lasts a lifetime.
It is paramount that every boy is happy and feels secure at school; only then will he be able to engage fully with the academic and extra-curricular activities available. Pastoral care is embedded into everything we do, and the content and rhythm of every day is arranged with pastoral issues at the forefront.
With the opening of the new Pre-Prep in September 2018, the school also increased the number of day places available in the Prep School which has enabled more boys in Oxford and the surrounding area to benefit from a Summer Fields education. With a long tradition of supporting pupils who would not otherwise be able to afford an independent education, the school offers bursaries to boys seeking day or boarding places in the prep school through scholarships awarded for academic, sporting or musical ability, details of which can be found on our website.
Visit the admissions section of our website to order a prospectus or to arrange a visit. Alternatively, you can contact our Registrar, Mrs Christine Berry on 01865 459204 or email@example.com