|The Schools at Somerhill|
|Type||Other Independent School|
|Gender||Coeducational pre prep with separate boys and girls prep schools|
The Schools at Somerhill is the title given to a group of schools located in Somerhill House overseen by The Schools at Somerhill Charitable Trust. The three schools are Yardley Court, Derwent Lodge and Somerhill Pre-Prep. Yardley Court is for boys aged 7–13,Derwent Lodge for girls aged 7–11 and Somerhill Pre-Prep is a mixed school for aged 3–7 boys and girls.
Somerhill House is a Grade I listed Jacobean mansion situated near Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom. It was built for The 4th Earl of Clanricarde in 1611–13. The estate was sequestrated by Parliament in 1645, and restored to its rightful owner in 1660. The building had become derelict by the mid-eighteenth century but was later restored. Somerhill was painted by Turner in 1811. It was bought by a member of the Goldsmid family in 1849 and greatly extended between 1879 and 1897, making it the second largest house in Kent, after Knole House, Sevenoaks.
Yardley Court is an independent day preparatory school for boys in Tonbridge, Kent, England, founded in 1898 by Arthur Bickmore and his wife Gillian. It is a public school in the British sense of the term.
Yardley Court moved to Somerhill House in 1990 to gain much needed expansion room. Derwent Lodge joined them in 1993.
Abbot's Hill School is an independent day school for girls aged 4–16 years and a day nursery and pre-school for girls and boys from 6 months in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.
Wellingborough School is a co-educational day independent school in the market town of Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. It was established in 1595 and is one of the oldest schools in the country. The school today consists of a Pre-Preparatory School, Prep School, Senior School and a Sixth Form.
Wetherby School is an independent school for boys aged 2 1/2 to 8 located in Notting Hill, London. Prince William and Prince Harry attended the pre-prep school in Notting Hill.
A preparatory school in the United Kingdom is a fee-charging independent primary school that caters primarily for children up to approximately the age of 13. The term "preparatory school" is used as it prepares the children for the Common Entrance Examination to secure a place at a private independent secondary school, including the British public schools. They are also now used by parents in the hope of getting their child into a state selective grammar school. Most prep schools are inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), which is overseen by Ofsted on behalf of the Department for Education.
Monkton Combe School is an independent boarding and day school of the British public school tradition, near Bath, England. The Senior School is located in the village of Monkton Combe, while the Prep School, Pre-Prep and Nursery are in Combe Down on the southern outskirts of Bath. Founded in 1868, the school maintains many public school traditions with a particular emphasis on academic and sporting achievements combined with pastoral care. The school has a strong Christian ethos within the Anglican evangelical tradition. The school is a member of the Rugby Group of independent schools in the United Kingdom.
Farleigh School is a Catholic preparatory day and boarding school in Andover, Hampshire, England. Situated in 60 acres (240,000 m2) of parkland in the Test Valley, Hampshire, it educates around 430 children. The current school comprises a pre-prep department and the main prep school.
Downsend School is a co-educational independent school for pupils aged between two and sixteen because now Downsend have updated to GCSE for the year 7s. It is located in Ashtead, Leatherhead and Epsom, in Surrey, UK.
Harrogate Ladies' College is an independent boarding and day school located in the town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. Founded as a girls' senior school in 1893, the college now educates girls from ages 2 to 18 and boys up to age 11. It is a member of the Girls' Schools Association and Allied Schools.
Pipers Corner School is an independent day school for girls in Great Kingshill, Buckinghamshire, England. There are 571 pupils aged from 4 to 18 years. The school is an Educational Charitable Trust administered by a Board of Governors. Its current headmistress is Mrs Helen Ness-Gifford. There are three age groups: Pre-Prep for 4 to 7 years old; Prep for 7-11; and Senior for 11-18.
Hazelwood School is an independent preparatory school located in Limpsfield, Surrey.
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Bournemouth Collegiate School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school based on two sites in Poole and Bournemouth, Dorset on the southern coast of England. The prep school is located in Poole and the senior school in the Bournemouth suburb of Southbourne. The school is the only coeducational independent school in the Bournemouth and Poole area.
Wellesley House School is an independent day and boarding preparatory school in the coastal town of Broadstairs in the English county of Kent. Founded in 1866, it educates boys and girls aged 3 to 13.
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Garden House School is a co-educational day independent school located in Chelsea in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England, consisting of two major preparatory schools, two pre-prep schools and a Kindergarten. The girls' and boys' schools are separately maintained within the same building, but share extra-curricular activities. Children are educated from the ages of three to eleven, but many boys transfer to other preparatory schools from the age of eight. Garden House School is reported to send a larger proportion of girls to leading boarding schools than other pre-preps in London. The school also has locations in the US, in New York's New York City and Briarcliff Manor.
Northcote Lodge School is an independent preparatory school for boys aged 8–13 in Wandsworth Common, South London. The school is owned by Malcolm and Katharine Colquhoun. The school's premises at 26 Bolingbroke Grove are the former location of Linden Lodge School for the Blind. Northcote Lodge is part of Northwood Schools, the family-owned family of schools also comprising Broomwood Hall Lower School and Broomwood Hall Upper and the new Northwood senior school which is due to open in 2020 on the site of what is currently one of the pre-prep departments of Broomwood Hall Lower School.
Arthur Frederic Bickmore, known as Eric Bickmore, was an English school teacher and cricketer who played for Kent County Cricket Club and Oxford University between 1919 and 1929.
Orwell Park School is a day and boarding preparatory school for boys and girls in the village of Nacton on the edge of Ipswich in the English county of Suffolk. Founded in 1868 in Lowestoft, the school currently accommodates around 300 boys and girls between the ages of 2½ and 13 years. It is a member of the IAPS.
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