Summerhill School - Nursery, Preparatory, College


Executive Principal

Dear Parents, Pupils and Summerhill Friends
I welcome you to the Summerhill website and would like to thank you for your interest. Summerhill is a school that educates close to 700 pupils ranging from Grade 0000 to A Level/Matric.
I am in the distinctive position of being the Principal of the Preparatory school and have been appointed as Executive Head of the school as of 2014. In my time at Summerhill I have watched the school grow in its entirety with the College starting in 2009.
The school has a considerable history since its humble beginnings close to 20 years ago. As we face the challenges of the future head on, we continue to write our unique history and develop the school to be the best that it can be.
The College is a natural feeder school for our Preparatory students. It is currently following the Cambridge curriculum and has produced incredible results over the past five years. We introduced IEB (Independent Examinations Board) to the College as of 2015, growing it organically from Grade 9, and we will be giving students the choice of either Cambridge or IEB assessment. We value both systems equally and we will help guide parents and pupils towards the correct choice for their studies.
Summerhill serves a range of pupils that represent the diversity of the community and we therefore pride ourselves in being a multi-faith school that teaches good, honest values.
The school has an experienced staff who shares considerable ambition for the institution. The school is well-regarded by a loyal parent body who have helped shape the priorities and direction that it has taken.
In addition to the importance of academic achievement, the school seeks to provide many opportunities for the children to develop talents and interests in the arts, sports and environmental education. The behaviour of our children is a direct reflection of our positive ethos, focus on enjoyment and an expectation of participation and contribution by everyone connected to the school.
I look forward to any future involvement you may have as parent, colleague, visitor or friend of the school.

Please see Welcome pages:  Nursery –  Preparatory – College

Mrs Clare Locker M.D.P (UNISA), B. Ed (Wits)



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