Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo is situated at the base of the Cashmere Hills and is a contributing school. The grounds are park like with many historical trees. The grounds include well kept gardens and good quality playground equipment which includes four adventure playgrounds and a fitness circuit. Extensive work has been carried out in landscape development in the past.
Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo is a Grade U5, state, co-educational school. The roll for 2019 484 and is expected to reach a maximum of approximately 520 by the end of the year. The school presently operates 20 classrooms, which are divided into three ropu. Somerfield has several part-time teachers; including Reading Recovery, Beginning Teacher release, ORS, Special Needs teachers and Learning Support teachers targeted to school achievement goals. The school has a focus on learning support and the Deputy Principal is also the Special Needs Co-ordinator working with teachers, parents and agencies to ensure best outcomes for students.