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Headmaster's Welcome


I feel very privileged to be the Headmaster of Port Regis. The school has a phenomenal reputation as one of the great Prep schools of the country, a reputation that has been achieved due to our outstanding teaching and results, superb pastoral care and academic, sporting and musical facilities. Yet for all the school's successes, what strikes me the most is what a friendly place this is. It is this warmth and character that turns a good school into an exceptional one and creates happy, lasting memories.

Port Regis is a place where the range and depth of opportunities on offer combine to create an environment where children can thrive and excel in so many ways. Every year our leavers go on to the very finest senior schools and we pride ourselves on securing Port Regis boys and girls Scholarship and Common Entrance places at a wide variety of schools, both local and national. 

While these achievements are important we recognise that success comes in all shapes and sizes. We aim to equip our children not only with academic skills, but also with qualities of character to see them through their lives beyond school. The moral framework of the school is defined by clear, traditional values and we seek to develop confident individuals who understand the importance of good manners and respect for others at all times.

My wife Amanda and I would be delighted to meet you and show you what makes Port Regis such an exceptional place.

Stephen Ilett


Prior to his appointment at Port Regis, Stephen was Headmaster at Milbourne Lodge in Surrey, a position he held for five and a half years. Before taking over at Milbourne Lodge, he spent eight years at Caldicott in Buckinghamshire. Stephen spent eighteen years in the City at Lloyd’s of London, reaching the level of board director, before moving into education. He read Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford, and played rugby for the University’s 1st XV. Stephen and his wife, Amanda, have five children between them and live at the school.

If anyone is going to bring out what your child is good at, Port Regis will.
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