Horris Hill School
Hampshire, United Kingdom
About Horris Hill School
Horris Hill School is a boarding and day preparatory school for boys between the ages of 7-13 in Newtown, Hampshire. The school was founded in 1888 and owned by the same family until 1957, when it became a charitable trust. The school itself is based on expansive grounds, which include sports' pitches, a golf course, a kitchen garden and woods. As of last inspection there were 115 pupils on roll, 95 of whom were boarders.
Values and vision
Horris Hill has a deliberately small school size, in which every boy can play a full part in school life, while learning how he can make a difference to his surroundings. Individual focus can be afforded to each boy, ensuring the best possible chance of academic secures and preparedness for senior schools.
With a majority of pupils as boarders, Horris Hill understand the importance of creating a ‘second home’ environment. In an orderly, structured but energetic environment boys take responsibility for themselves and each other. Extra-curricular activity is strongly encouraged. This ranges from bushcraft in the on-site woodland, to theatre trips into London or Oxford.
“The school very successfully meets its aim to prepare boys for entry to their senior schools. Each year pupils consistently gain their places in competitive entry to academically selective independent senior schools and in recent years, several have been awarded academic, music, drama or design scholarships.”