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Swanbourne House

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Swanbourne House

Address: Swanbourne, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK17 0HZ
Founded: 1920
Number of Pupils: 350
Ages: 3-13
Fees: £18,000 per annum (day), £23,000 per annum (boarder)
Head Teacher: Mr Simon Hitchings
Religious Affiliation: Church of England, although open to and respectful of all religions and faiths
Entrance Procedure: Swanbourne House admits pupils across a wide range of academic ability. Entry into the Nursery and 4s will be based on a familiarisation in which we will be looking for the ability to socialise well with other pupils and to take part effectively in the classroom activities. For entry into other years in the Pre-Prep and the Prep School prospective pupils will take part in familiarisation and assessment as part of the admissions process. This is designed to identify pupils who are able to benefit from our balanced and well-rounded education as well as make a positive contribution towards the life of the school.
Contact: Gill Pratten, Registrar
[email protected]
School Visits: Open Mornings are held each term or personal tours can be arranged by contacting the school, 01296 720264

The Curriculum

Swanbourne House is a non-selective school and yet our pupils achieve great academic success. The teachers challenge and develop our children, responding to their individual needs and helping them explore their talents to their fullest potential.

Games & The Arts

Sport is an important part of Swanbourne school life with PE in the curriculum and Games each day in the Prep. From the earliest years, music has a place in the classroom at Swanbourne House and the children are given opportunities to perform in plays from the Pre-Prep upwards.

Pastoral Care

There is a strong sense of family underpinning school life at Swanbourne House. Parents and teachers work together for the development of the children under the leadership of the Head. Pastoral care and the happiness of each child are at the forefront of all that the school stands for. We teach children how to live in the community, considering each other’s needs and adopting attitudes of tolerance and support.

The school is passionate about the sort of education that helps pupils make a difference in the modern world.

Recent Scholarships

7 academic awards in 2018; Music Scholarship to Eton in 2017

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Every child deserves an all-round education which gives them opportunities to thrive across the curriculum and in the development of personal confidence. Foundational to a good education is the relationship between children and teachers. Our teachers know their children well and can guide them to develop their talents and passions wherever they may lie. At Swanbourne House our children aim for excellence academically, in sport, music, drama and in the creative arts. This is our ambition for all of them.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • High academic standards
  • Leadership opportunities to strengthen personal development
  • Full, weekly and flexi boarding available
  • 55 acres of beautiful countryside with unrivalled facilities
  • Extensive extra-curricular activities
  • Opportunities for success in all areas of school life

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