At Hazlegrove, we delight in children being children and encourage individuality alongside traditional qualities such as compassion and kindness. Set within 200 acres of parkland in Somerset with outstanding facilities, we welcome children of all ages into the Pre-Prep from 2 to 7 and in the Prep School from 7 to 13.
Mr and Mrs Froggatt are responsible for the care of our boy boarders at Hazlegrove across both of the boys' boarding houses. They live in School House with the senior boys (Years 7 and 8) and are supported Assistant Boys' houseparent, Mr Atkinson who lives with his family in Lankester House (Years 3-6). In School house, Mrs Moore and Mrs Leah are the matrons, alongside residential staff, Mr Bartlett, Mr Head and Mr Schreiber. Lankester House matrons are Mrs Johnson and Miss Barrington, who are joined by residential staff, Mr Benbow, Mr Birch, and Mr Jenkins. Both boys houses are also supported by our gap and graduate students.
The girls in Blackford are looked after by Mr and Mrs Forbes (Houseparents) assisted by Miss Pagliaro and Mrs Matthews (Matrons). There are GAP / Graduate students who assist in the evenings and mornings and residential staff work in the House during the week. The residential staff are: Mrs Benbow, Mrs Schreiber, Mrs Head, Miss Milne and Miss Proctor. Mr Forbes is Head of Boarding and teaches PE, he 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
As Head of Middle School, I ensure that all pupils get to know their form tutors and build relationships going beyond just their academic learning.
As Head of Upper School, I support the Year 7 and 8 children with their final two years at Hazlegrove including scholarships, the 13+ Common Entrance examinations and much more.
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
I have been fortunate to be the Head of Pre-Prep at Hazlegrove since September 2018. I am incredibly passionate about Early Years education and fully believe that we provide children with the best possible start. We have a very special community in the Pre-Prep and this warmth penetrates throughout the school; from the moment children join us for our Squirrels toddler groups through to families moving up to the Prep school.
I’ve been at Hazlegrove for eight years and absolutely love it! As Academic Head of Upper School, I help to ensure pupils in Year 7 and 8 make stellar progress in the classroom and prepare them for the next step, with a team of others. It’s thrilling to receive feedback from senior schools singing the praises of our pupils and how they have performed!
I have been teaching maths here at Hazlegrove for thirteen years. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my role, is facilitating those moments when a pupil is caught unawares and really surprised by maths. Where they catch a glimpse of something truly awesome – a clever pattern unfolding in an unexpected way that hints at the amazing symmetry and beauty underlying this amazing subject.
I have been teaching for fifteen years and have been at Hazlegrove for three. The best part of my job is seeing the amazing amount of progress that young children make and being there for those ‘Oh I get it!’ moments!
I am a Marine Biologist and water sports enthusiast and joined Hazlegrove in 2008 after a year working in New Zealand and Australia.The role is so varied and I greatly enjoy spending time and making a difference with the boarding community.
It is a wonderful environment in which to work and one that enables children to flourish, develop and learn all that is needed for a healthy attitude for life. My husband and my children benefitted from a Hazlegrove education and it is a pleasure to continue our long family association with this school.
I teach tennis to all years of the Pre-Prep, I really enjoy teaching at Hazlegrove as the children are eager to learn and always enjoy their surroundings.