At Hazlegrove, we delight in children being children, encourage individuality alongside traditional qualities such as compassion and kindness. Set within 200 acres of parkland in Somerset and outstanding facilities, we welcome children of all ages into the Pre-Prep from 2½ to 7 and in the Prep School from 7 to 13.
Boys boarding in Y7 and Y8 are part of the School House boarding family in the main school building. The boys are looked after by Mr and Mrs Schreiber the Matrons and residential staff. Mr and Mrs Schreiber provide a vibrant atmosphere where the boys are encouraged to be active, curious and develop maturity and life skills that will stand them in good stead for the future.
The boys in Lankester are looked after by Mr and Mrs Froggatt, Matrons and residential staff. Mr and Mrs Froggatt like all sport and love to take off on road trips and go camping. Their latest favourite was exploring the North Coast 500 in Scotland. They are very close to their families and share two donkeys - Heidi and Hazel – with Mr Froggatt’s parents!
The girls in Blackford are looked after by Mr and Mrs Forbes , matrons and residential staff. Mr Forbes teaches PE and loves sport and the great outdoors whilst Mrs Forbes teaches English to the upper school and enjoys playing piano and reading. Together they offer the girls in Blackford a nurturing, supportive environment where they can grow and develop (and have a lot of fun too!)
I arrived at Hazlegrove in 2003, having lived and taught in Kenya previously. I joined Hazlegrove as a House Parent to senior Boys and spent time supporting the younger children in LSU. I fell in love with Hazlegrove and its community and decided that this is where we wanted to be and where we wanted our children to grow up
I joined Hazlegrove in September 2018. There is so much that I enjoy about Hazlegrove! Working in our amazing, ever-changing Fitzjames building, our brilliant, flexible and thoughtful curriculum which is full of projects and trips. I love seeing the Year 4s flourish into Year 5s and the Year 5s evolve into Year 6s.
Mrs Arnold began dancing at the age of 5 with Angela Redgrave’s Bristol School of Dancing and reached Intermediate level in RAD Ballet and ISTD modern, tap, character and contemporary dance. West End Credits include, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserable, Cats, Fame, Hey Mr Producer and numerous concerts and performances across the country.
My family first came to Hazlegrove in 2003 to run the senior boys’ boarding house Hazlegrove has been such an important part of me and my family’s life. The sense of community and the support has always been such an important characteristic of the school and it is something that I believe makes Hazlegrove such a special place
Hazlegrove promotes the importance of a healthy lifestyle to all our pupils and our excellent sports facilities are used regularly by all years from Nursery to Year 8. We offer team sports including rugby, cricket, hockey, netball and rounders as well as tennis, athletics and swimming; with such a wide variety of sports on offer your child is sure to find something in which they enjoy or excel
As Academic Head of Middle School, I ensure that all pupils get to know their form tutors and build relationships going beyond just their academic learning