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  • Prior's Field
    Priorsfield Road
    Godalming
    Surrey
    GU7 2RH
  • Head: Mrs Tracy Kirnig
  • T 01483 810551
  • F 01483 810180
  • E admissions@pri…ieldschool.com
  • W priorsfieldschool.com
  • A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 19
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 440
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day £17,100; Boarding £27,300- £29,100pa
  • Open days: October, February and April; Meet the Head coffee mornings plus individual tours on request.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Not so much social Surrey, more those looking for value, but not a hothouse. All wanting an all-round education and an unthreatening atmosphere for their daughters, that, even so, pushes them to their full potential. Generally a friendly, relaxed lot....

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What the school says...

Prior’s Field offers a distinctive route to high achievement. It’s a school where girls are encouraged to grasp the opportunities created for them – from designing and racing electric cars, performing in master classes with world acclaimed musicians and exhibiting their art in national galleries to setting up businesses in the sixth form. It’s where they can be happy and inspired by talented teachers and enjoy positive, engaging relationships.

The conclusion of independent school inspectors in March 2016 was that Prior’s Field pupils are 'extremely well educated'. The school received the highest accolade, ‘excellent’, in all nine areas of inspection – an exemplary standard, similarly achieved in its previous inspection five years ago.

Prior’s Field offers 26 subjects at A-Level. Girls go on to a wide range of universities, including Oxbridge, to study courses as diverse as medicine, philosophy, law and music.

Excellent facilities include an all-weather sports pitch, on-site tennis academy, superb Creative Arts centre and separate Sixth Form House. Boarding is at the heart of the school; the Junior Boarding House includes ‘extra bouncy’ carpets in bedrooms and sparkly bathroom floors, at girls’ request. A new combined Science, Music and Technology centre opened in autumn 2016.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design (Photography) at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design (Textiles) at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Textiles Technology at an English Independent School (GCSE)

Sports

Rowing

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

Not so much social Surrey, more those looking for value, but not a hothouse. All wanting an all-round education and an unthreatening atmosphere for their daughters, that, even so, pushes them to their full potential. Generally a friendly, relaxed lot. Approximately...

Head

Since September 2015, Mrs Tracy Kirnig MA PGCE, previously deputy (and for one term acting) head of Caterham School. She has taught religious studies in co-educational and girls’ boarding and day schools in the maintained and independent sectors. She studied religious studies and philosophy at UCW Aberystwyth, followed by an MA in education at King’s College, London and a PGCE at St Martin’s, Lancaster.

Academic Matters

Not the top academic school in the county but possibly the most rounded and least competitive. The school does not totally agree with this, saying it’s more that ‘Prior’s Field girls...

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Special Education Needs

Prior's Field School has a whole-school approach to special needs provision. The majority of our special needs pupils have mild dyslexia/dyspraxia and typically, provision will include a session each week with a specialist teacher as well as sympathetic help in class.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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