Headmistress' Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Solefield School. Here, boys aged 4-13 are equipped with a love of learning and values for life. Our aim at Solefield is to nurture kind, honest, gentle young men with good manners and a strong sense of integrity. We are one of very few boys’ only prep schools in the South East and are located close to London yet within walking distance of the beautiful town of Sevenoaks. Our contemporary curriculum of traditional subjects viewed through a fresh lens allows pupils to combine academic success with their wider interests.

Our small class sizes, no larger than 16, and nurturing community allow boys the space to grow as individuals and forge friendships which last a lifetime. We strive to find and encourage each child’s particular talents; their wellbeing and happiness are paramount to us.  

Boys also learn social responsibility and empathy, to think of others and to take an interest in the outside world. Our ethos, ‘value yourself, value others, value our world’ runs through all that we do. Our small size means that there is a strong sense of community; we are like a family where each boy is nurtured, cherished and encouraged to be the best that he can be. 

Our excellent results at 11+, ISEB and Common Entrance are underpinned by this ethos and genuine focus on the whole child. Learning extends well beyond the classroom. Through our excellent co-curricular programme boys all enjoy Art, Drama, Music, Sport and in excess of 40 clubs a week, plus residential trips from Year 5.  Every child has his opportunity to shine. 

Many parents report that their sons are truly happy during their time at Solefield and that they leave as a confident, resilient, well-rounded, kind and caring individual.   

Helen McClure
Headmistress