Mayfield Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7EN
10 reasons to choose Summer Fields School
Summer Fields School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 91. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Oxford and one of the 3 best primary schools for 1 mile.
Summer Fields School is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys between the ages of 4 and 13 years. Boarding from Year 4 for the 50% of pupils who board. All are full boarders. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has an academically selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Day fees at Summer Fields School range from £4,950 (Rec) to £8,735 per term (2023/24). Full boarding fees are £12,530 per term.
Average class size
Summer Fields School has one class per year to Year 3, three from Year 4, five from Year 7, and an average class size of 24 pupils.
Destinations for Summer Fields School leavers are one of 20 independent day and boarding schools. Eton College, Radley College, Winchester College, and Harrow School account for 60% of leavers. Oundle School and St Edward’s Oxford account for a further 10%-12%. 20% of pupils win awards and scholarships.
The Summer Fields School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum with some additions and variations. In pre-prep (R-3) most subjects are taught through a ‘creative curriculum’ linking subjects to a termly theme. The curriculum also includes PSHEE, French, Latin, Greek. Each pupil may participate in over 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School for pre-prep pupils and residential trips from Year 5.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout, and for all subjects from Year 4.
Sport at Summer Fields School
School offers over 20 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and an extensive extra-curriculum. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in athletics, cross country, football, judo, rugby 7s, squash.
The Arts at Summer Fields School
Art, music and drama (to Year 4) are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and 80% take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. 3 choirs (Chapel Choir, Treble Choir, and Junior Choir), orchestra and several instrument ensembles. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.45am to 5.50pm.
Find another school near Summer Fields School
St Edward’s School, Oxford (0.3 miles); d’Overbroeck’s College (0.6 miles); Oxford High School GDST (0.6 miles); Wychwood School (0.8 miles).
The Cherwell School (0.5 miles); Cheney School (3.3 miles); Bartholomew School (6 miles).