Hereward House, a family-owned preparatory school for boys aged 4-13.

Founded in 1951 and is accredited by the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools.

We aim to provide a warm, welcoming and safe atmosphere in which every child can thrive and feel comfortable. Whilst embracing the highest academic aspirations for our boys, we believe that a school should not be an exam factory.

About this school

Hereward House is a single form entry school. The school has a roll of about 175 boys in 10 classes. Most boys join the school in reception (transition) but there are some occasional places further up the school. The vast majority of boys remain at the school until the end of Year 8.

Encouraged & Assisted

We strive to create a stimulating, purposeful, safe, and happy community, where every child feels valued and secure. We aim to be a school where boys will be encouraged and assisted to develop academically, morally, emotionally, culturally and physically. It is our belief each one should enjoy his school days and reflect upon them with pride, pleasure and affection. We are preparing boys not just for senior school, but for life.

The school seeks to provide a lively, stimulating and intellectually demanding education in a friendly environment. Modern approaches are employed alongside those traditional methods that have proved their worth.

The Headmaster, Pascal Evans, leads a highly qualified and dedicated team.

The curriculum is varied and interesting, and almost every boy learns an instrument. Games, especially team sports, are important.  Supported by Leonie Sampson, the Chair of Governors, who has been a head for over 30 years. She can be contacted via the school number throughout the year.

A firm foundation

By providing a happy and challenging environment, the school aims to meet the needs of the individual child, enabling him to reach the highest standards of personal achievement in both academic and non-academic fields. Hereward House provides the firm foundation boys need in order to achieve fine results at Common Entrance and scholarship and the skills to succeed in their Senior Schools and in life.