Headmaster’s Welcome

Welcome to Swanbourne House, a thriving, independent, co-educational, boarding and day Prep School for girls and boys from nursery to 13. Located on 55 acres of Buckinghamshire countryside and boasting unrivalled facilities, our vision for a child's education encompasses mind, body and character. 

We believe that happiness and growing self-confidence within the Swanbourne family are the keys to a child's success. Our strengths, as highlighted by the highest grades in our last ISI inspection report, include excellent academic achievements, pastoral care, creativity in art and design technology, sport and extra-curricular provision. We are proud that pupils at Swanbourne House are busy and purposeful. Our committed and talented teachers help them to develop into confident and interested learners, while at the same time bringing out the very best in them in terms of thoughtful, responsible, well-rounded individuals. Individual focus ensures that ambitions for each child can be achieved, and often exceeded.

As we prepare children for entry to public school at 13, our Christian ethos and stimulating environment aim to ensure that each child is well-grounded socially, academically, in sport and in the arts, and that they have experienced the benefits of responsibility at the top of a prep school. Yet, with all their skills and learning, Swanbourne pupils do not grow up too soon and they enjoy the fun and spirit of a fantastically rich and varied school life.

Come and visit us; you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Simon Hitchings