‘We see our school’s pastoral care as inextricably linked to attainment’

The Good Schools Guide 2023 described Holmewood House as a ‘passionate, busy community that people put their heart into’. New Assistant Head Simon Jervis explains why pupils experience an enriched education here…


Holmewood House is a co-educational, day and boarding Preparatory School for children aged 3-13 situated in 32 acres of glorious grounds in Tunbridge Wells. Under the leadership of new Head, Ruth O’Sullivan, the school has developed a curriculum that empowers children to be idea generators and creative, resilient human beings. It encourages intellectual curiosity and expects the pupils to ask questions, solve problems and work collaboratively.

“We see pastoral care as inextricably linked to attainment”. The bespoke programme, My Heart, My Mind, My World benefits pupils from pre-nursery through to year 8. “Children are encouraged to understand and deal with their emotions, to understand how they learn, and to understand their privilege in the world and their responsibility to the planet.”

The co-curricular programme “allows pupils to develop individually and collectively through a range of experiences, whilst being both stretched and challenged, helping them to prepare for a life beyond Holmewood House”, says Mr Simon Jervis, the new Assistant Head – Co-Curricular and Logistics. “Through the performing arts, sport, charity and personal development activities, Holmewood House pupils will be more enriched and more experienced in dealing with issues of personal and social development, team building and leadership”.

Holmewood House continues to secure places for pupils to top senior schools both locally and further afield such as Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Brighton College, Hurstpierpoint, Worth, Eastbourne College, Benenden, Harrow, Eton and Millfield. The school has a strong record of scholarship success to destination schools at 13+ in Academics, Sport, Drama, Art and Music and even one for Chess this year!



Please do come and visit us to see our wonderful school for yourself. To book a place on our Open Morning on October 13 2023, contact Admissions on 01892 860 006 or e-mail admissions@holmewoodhouse.co.uk

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