Address: Hazlegrove, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7JA
Founded: 1947
Number of Pupils: 201 boys, 182 girls
Ages: 2 – 13
Fees: Pre-Prep £3,423; Prep Day £5,442 – £6,940; Prep Boarding £8,051 – £10,272
Head Teacher: Mr E Benhow BA MEd PGCE
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Largely non-selective, informal assessment to ensure children can access the curriculum
Contact: Ali Rogers, admissions, 01963 442606
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Visitors always welcome by appointment, please contact the school for further details


The breadth and balance in the curriculum give pupils an opportunity to get excited about the lessons they have each day. The development of a creative and innovative curriculum sits alongside outdoor learning and sustainability. 

Games & The Arts

Sport is a clear strength and significant success is achieved by pupils in team and individual sports. Drama and music are part of our DNA with choirs, ensemble groups and theatre productions filling in any gaps. Every pupil performing in a major drama production every year means the stage should hold no fears.

Pastoral Care

 There is a distinctive sense of community and wellbeing at Hazlegrove. ‘The pastoral care of the pupils is exemplary,’ ISI.

Recent Scholarships

Over the last four years, an impressive 114 Scholarships and Awards have been gained to 20 different schools.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Our greatest desire is to provide as many opportunities and experiences for each child, so that they can discover their own unique skills and talents and develop into curious and passionate learners. We want to ensure that they have the social, emotional and academic foundations to go on to thrive at senior school and beyond. We want our children to become kind, confident and self-assured young people.

Outstanding Characteristics

The Good Schools’ Guide writes: ‘Try as we might, we could not find anything to fault about this super one-off school.’ Pupils lay down firm foundations in all areas of the curriculum, on which they can build in future years. Academic rigour sits alongside creative ambition, teamwork and a love of learning. Hazlegrove encourages individuality and values determination and perseverance, as well as qualities such as compassion and kindness. For the boarders there is a genuine sense of belonging to the Hazlegrove family.