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Welcome to Hazlegrove!

I hope that this website gives an insight into the rich and diverse life available here. Hazlegrove is a thriving community where children flourish. Pupil numbers are buoyant and pupil achievement is outstanding with over 30 scholarships and awards in the past year as well as individual and team national champions on the sports field and national recognition for its musicians. 

Hazlegrove is committed to celebrating childhood.  A Hazlegrovian in the 21st century is a child that is empathetic, kind and connected to the world; one who is independent but knows that developing relationships and a sense of duty to the community are integral to a successful life.  A vibrant and creative curriculum, exceptional pastoral care and stunning rural Somerset location combine to make children feel nurtured, motivated, inspired and encouraged to love learning for life. 

We think of ourselves as a family school and regard the happiness of every boy and girl as of vital importance to their personal progress. With no mobile phones and structured internet access, we make sure that the children can enjoy the innocence of childhood whilst still being well-prepared for the next stage in their education at 13. 

In short, we offer an exceptional coeducational full boarding and day school for children between 21/2 to 13 years.

Do come and visit us on a day to suit you. We would love to show you round.

Mark White (MA)


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More about Mark White...

Mark was previously Deputy Head (Academic) at the Dragon School in Oxford, one of the most highly regarded prep schools in the country, looking after both boys and girls, boarding and day, up to the age of 13. He was educated at Eton College and read Politics and Modern History at Edinburgh University. Before becoming a teacher he worked in the Head Offices of two retail companies for five years. For ten years he taught at an 1800 pupil comprehensive school in Cheltenham rising to Assistant Head Teacher, before moving to the Dragon School where he was for 12 years.

Mark is married to Serena and they have three teenage children.  He has a keen interest in sport and has coached teams in Rugby and Cricket. 

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