Horris Hill

| Day & Boarding | 4-13yrs

Type: Pre-Prep, Prep
Founded: 1888
Entrance Procedure:

Familiarisation day and interview with Head

Fees per term:
From £3,800 - £9,150
School Visits: Contact registrar@horrishill.com

Head's Up

“Horris Hill offers a unique nurturing, wholesome and academic educational experience.
We believe that the period from 4 – 13 years of age are the most critical in any boy’s life. These are the years where the foundations of the men they can become are laid.
At such a crucial stage in their cultural development, we believe that an all-boys’ school provides the optimal setting where boys will exercise their intellectual inquisitiveness, free to explore all avenues, building self-confidence and awareness in a safe and encouraging environment.”

Giles Tollit

Inside Scoop from a current parent

Horris Hill is what prep school should be all about. The Masters know each and every boy individually. All boys have the chance to shine. They are taught to think and to apply themselves, not to just pass their end of prep school exams. They go to their senior schools with a skill set that is unique – the ability to be confident and to thrive.

The chess champion or the maths champion is lauded as much as the captain of rugby. Horris Hill epitomises everything that is what education should be about. It gives them a moral compass and it gives them the ability to rationalise the challenges of growing up in the modern world with fundamentally decent values. It is a caring, nurturing, supportive environment where everybody has the chance to reach their potential.

As Parents, We Love...

  • Horris Hill nurtures and delivers a rounded, competent, confident boy.
  • They are supported academically to appreciate each and every subject for its merits rather than just the facts.
  • On the sports field they are encouraged to play as a team, so the sum of the parts exceeds the individual capability. Therefore, every team member is valued and contributes to the success of each individual team and therefore the school.

Our Children Love...

  • The freedom to run around in 85 acres - to try new things – like scaling the oldest tree with a rope! Joining the sailing team, the shooting team, the climbing team.
  • Getting to sign up every day to do your favourite activity. Exploring your passion for solving issues in the DT department. As a mathematician going to the championships or simply enjoying grub (sweets) once a week.
  • Kindness and doing your best which is what Horris Hill is all about!

School Highlights

We recognise that boys develop and learn differently to girls at this age.

Our class sizes are deliberately small to allow every boy to be taught and developed as an individual.

We have an outstanding 130 year track record of academic success.

We offer a rich tapestry of co-curricular opportunities and an extensive list of activities.

We welcome day boys from age 4-13. We offer transition, weekly or full boarding for boys age 8-13. Horris Hill offers flexibility and wrap around care and an outstanding nurturing environment for all boys.

We sit in an exceptional rural setting in our own 85-acre estate that is ready to be explored and supports outdoor and co-curricular learning.

Contact Us

Newtown, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9DJ
01635 40594

Useful Dates

Term dates:
Autumn Term: 5th September – 10th December 2019
Spring Term: 9th January - 24th March 2020
Summer Term: 23rd April - 4th July 2020

Open days: