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Summer Fields

Boarding 4-13yrs
Type: Pre-Prep, Prep
Pupil Numbers: 281
Entrance Procedure:
  • Open Mornings
  • One to one appointment and tour
  • Register (as soon as possible)
  • Age appropriate assessment two terms prior to proposed joining date.
Fees per term: Prep: | Boarding: £10,120 | Day: £7,053 | Pre-Prep: | Reception: £4,000 | Years 1 & 2: £4,500 | Year 3: £5,200

Head's Up

“To provide a safe, happy learning environment where our boys can flourish and develop into confident, ambitious and curious individuals fully prepared to make a positive contribution to the world around them.”

David Faber

The inside track from a current parent

We chose the school as it was the stand out boys only prep school in southern UK, with an unrivalled track record of gaining successful applications to the best public schools in the country.  Summer Fields finds the perfect blend of high academic standards at all times, with superb sporting facilities and coaching, leading to excellent sporting progress and healthy fit boys. The school is also unapologetically competitive in the attitude to sporting outcomes, which rubs off well on the boys.

The pastoral care is simply excellent, whether on a general basis or on a more individually tailored level we really feel the care and attention the school gives each child is first rate.

The culture in the school is unrivalled, and this positive and progressive culture runs through the Head, the masters and on to the pupils themselves, and this has given our son the perfect start in his schooling life.

As parents we love...

  • The level of care and attention given to our son is outstanding, we really feel that that his personal tutor and all his teachers do really understand him as an individual and can tailor his programme to optimise his talents
  • The strength in boarding parents/teachers is immense, the warm and comforting nature of all the lodge parents is so strong that we are never concerned when leaving our son at a boarding school
  • The overall facilities both sporting and non sporting are so outstanding we feel our son has access to such a wide variety of activities that his time is full and his talents, whichever they may be will be spotted, and can be optimised during his time at Summer Fields

As pupils we love...

  • The community and community spirit within the day boys, boarders and staff is fun and exciting
  • The programme for work and sport/activities balance makes school life great fun and really challenging at the same time
  • The sports facilities and teams are awesome and we love winning and having fun afterwards

What makes us different

Opened in 1864, Summer Fields is recognised as one of the country’s pre-eminent boys’ Prep schools, adding a pre-prep in September 2018.

Summer Fields feeds top independent schools winning numerous academic scholarships and awards, including sports and music to schools including: Eton, Harrow, Oundle, Radley, Rugby, Stowe and Winchester since 2016.

Fantastic facilities including an outward bounds camp, a 9-hole golf course and indoor and outdoor swimming pools set in 70 acres of beautiful grounds in the heart of North Oxford.

Sports highlights: National Prep Schools’ Eton Fives and Squash champions, U11 National 7-aside cricket finalists, IAPS U13 regional 6-aside winners.

Music highlights: One of the best chapel choirs for a non-choir school who regularly sing at Oxford Colleges and tour overseas; regular Battle of the Bands and House singing competitions; orchestras, bands and groups to suit all abilities.


The Registrar, Mrs Christine Berry, is always happy to answer questions or discuss plans either over the phone or in person. Please contact her via email at admissions@summerfields.com or by phone on 01865 459 204.
Mayfield Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7EN
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