Solefields Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1PH
10 reasons to choose Solefield Preparatory School
Solefield Preparatory School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 80. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Sevenoaks and one of the 3 best primary schools for 1 mile.
Solefield Preparatory School is an independent prep day school for boys between the ages of 3 and 13 years. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Solefield Preparatory School fees range from £4,275 (Rec) to £6,255 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Solefield Preparatory School usually has one class per year, sometimes two, and an average class size of 14 pupils.
Destinations for Solefield Preparatory School leavers are one of 10 local grammar schools at 11 (even spread of destinations), or one of 10 independent schools at 13. Typically, 60% of Year 8 leavers go on to Tonbridge or Sevenoaks Schools. 10-20% of pupils win awards and scholarships.
The Solefield Preparatory School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHE, reasoning, Thinking Skills, Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, French, Spanish, Latin. Though the curriculum is essentially subject based, there are regular whole school cross-curricular ‘theme weeks’. The Solefield School Diploma for Years 7 and 8 is a Life and Academic Skills checklist of activities. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 5.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout, and for most subjects from Year 6.
Sport at Solefield Preparatory School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in basketball, judo.
The Arts at Solefield Preparatory School
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and about one third take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Three choirs, two orchestras and one or two instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.30am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Solefield Preparatory School
Sevenoaks School (0.3 miles); Walthamstow Hall (1.3 miles); Radnor House, Sevenoaks (4.2 miles).
The Judd School (7 miles); Tonbridge Grammar School (7.4 miles); Weald of Kent Grammar School (7.6 miles).