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)
Somerset House is an incredible school embracing all children and families who join the school. We couldn’t have chosen a more ideal junior school for our children, which not only nurtures their individual strengths but builds on their developing characters, it also prepares children for High School in a very worldly and mature manner - teaching them confidence, self-belief and to strive to be the best that they can be in the ever-changing environment which we live in. We are constantly astounded by the absolute dedication and commitment from the teachers, sports coaches, administrative and support staff. It may be a small school, but it has a BIG heart…Tt’s a way of life. (Mike and Petra Devereux, current Parents)
Somerset House has provided our kids with a fantastic grounding, not just for high school but for life. The smaller classes and family-style environment has allowed them opportunities that they possibly would not be afforded in a larger school. Children are taught to think for themselves and to come up with creative solutions to challenges. The school’s inclusive policy has also ensured that all children, irrespective of physical or mental ability, are regarded as equals. It is these values that underpin the school and both our children have had many happy years there which is testament to the unique place it is. (Charles and Jen Niehaus, current parents)