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Horris Hill, is a leading independent day and boarding preparatory school for boys aged 7 - 13, set in the heart of the countryside, situated in the far north of Hampshire in England, south of Newbury in West Berkshire and near the village of Newtown. The school was founded on its present site in 1888 by A. H. Evans, a master at Winchester College. Over the years the close connection with Winchester has been maintained, although almost as many boys now go on to Eton, Radley and others such as Marlborough College and Sherborne School as well as many other leading public schools. Horris Hill School has a unique ethos which develops every boy as an individual and provides a rigorous and extensive academic, sporting, musical and artistic foundation. They believe that the period from 7 - 13 years of age are the most critical in any boys' life. These are the years where the foundations of the men they can become are laid. At such a crucial stage in their cultural development, an all-boys’ school provides the optimal setting where boys will exercise their intellectual inquisitiveness, free to explore all avenues, building self-confidence and awareness in a safe and encouraging environment.

They offer a wide variety of sports and extra-curricular activities, so that every boy has the opportunity to develop interests away from the classroom. The main sports are Rugby, Football, Cricket, Hockey and Tennis. They also have their own golf course, train and modelling room, swimming pool, squash court and cross country course. For boys with green fingers, they have their very own Kitchen Garden. They also offer Lamda for budding performers, Judo, Sailing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Mandarin and a hugely successful Chess Club.

The current headmaster is Giles Tollit, who took over from Jon Phillips who retired in July 2011.


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