As a school community of children, parents and staff, we are very proud of our school and what it stands for. It is first and foremost a place of learning, but there is far more to our school than that. It is also a place where children and adults interact on a daily basis in a happy and beautiful environment where mutual respect is regarded highly and relationships are valued. This more than anything else is the reason for our children being happy at school. It is our wish that each individual child at Somerset House achieves his or her potential. We recognize that children are different and we therefore encourage participation in a wide range of activities so that each child can develop a passion in school, and indeed, for life.
Our experience has been amazing. We have been astounded at how our daughter and son have flourished from day 1 despite our daughter having significant physical disabilities. Every child in the class is treated as an individual, with strengths and weakness embraced and celebrated. The fresh, dynamic and progressive approach to education within an ethos of family is rooted in tradition and excellent leadership, which filters down through the school. The emphasis is on quality of education, with impressive facilities, opportunities, first class teachers, and modern teaching approach among the best in the world. We could not be happier, and look forward to many happy years ahead. (Ant and Sarah Allwood, Current Parents)
There is a unique and special ‘something’ about Somerset House which is made up in equal parts of the natural beauty of the surrounding grounds and buildings as well as the overwhelming warmth and positive attitude of those who are fortunate enough to work at or attend the school. We feel that SH offers talented and caring teachers, a superbly run sports programme, high academic standards, advanced technology integration into everyday teaching as well as delicious lunches. Our children eagerly attend this school daily as happy, confident individuals who are encouraged to grow and develop in a nurturing and challenging environment. (Cathy Hugo, current Parent).
With the beautiful views, converted homestead and old trees, one could be forgiven for thinking it was a farm school. However, the facilities, exceptional academic standard and cutting edge technology puts the school ahead of its time. There is a holistic approach and I love the fact that when my child comes home from school, he has had a full day of classes, sport, music, a nutritious lunch and most importantly, time to play. This makes for a happy and busy child. (Gill Pyle, current Parent)