Summer Fields School
Tel: 01865 454433
Founded in 1864, Summer Fields is a day and boarding preparatory school for around 240 boys aged 8 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, stimulating 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.
We have recently announced exciting new plans to open a new pre-prep in September 2018 and also to increase the number of day places in the prep school which will enable 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 independent education, the school will also be offering an increased number of bursaries to boys seeking day or boarding places in the prep school.