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  • The Royal School
    Farnham Lane
    GU27 1HQ
  • Head: Mr Matthew Close
  • T 01428 605805
  • F 01428 603028
  • E [email protected]
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  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 10 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 200
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: Day £13,986 - £20,589 Boarding £30,291 - £34,449 pa
  • Open days: Autumn - Talk & Tours available weekly
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

Everything we do, every single day, prepares our pupils for the future. Our pupils leave us grounded, knowing what it means to be a good human being, not fearing the unknown, and, ultimately, prepared to live a life that is fulfilled. Our school is a happy school. You will find it a place of laughter and learning where strong and positive personal relationships abound, and life-long friendships are made. Our size ensures that every member of staff, be they teacher or support staff, knows and cares for every pupil, and this is a source of great pride to us.

Our school motto ‘Per Aspera Ad Astra’ is as valuable to our community today as it was in 1840, when our school was founded. Our modern interpretation of our motto – ‘Through challenge to the Stars’ - inspires our pupils to free their minds and to look forward to their future with a sense of purpose and hope. Our pupils are considerate of others, ambitious for themselves and their friends, confident and strong in character; they embrace challenge for what it is and set high value on hard work and being kind.

In all that we do in the classroom, on the sports field, in the drama studios and music halls through our large array of clubs and societies, we strive to ensure that our pupils are intellectually, emotionally and practically ready for their journey after school, whichever path they may take. We feel privileged to play our part in helping to shape their dreams and develop their characters, such that they are empowered to make a positive difference to our world.

Set in the Surrey Hills in an area of outstanding natural beauty, our secure campus provides a calm inspiring setting where our pupils benefit from all that nature has to offer. We are a small co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 9 – 18. Our pupils benefit from small classes and we tailor our education to meet their individual needs. Twenty-five percent of our pupils board and we encourage day pupils to take advantage of our family-friendly (flexi) boarding as we see the value in this for developing their independence, whilst also helping busy working parents. Our Sixth Form students are encouraged to spend some time during their time with us boarding and our Future Ready programme ensures they are equipped with the life skills needed for a successful transition to university.

We are honoured to have HRH The Princess Royal as our President and hold our close connection to the Royal Family and our history with great affection. We are proud to celebrate our pupils’ achievements be they outstanding examination results, excellence on the sports field, in our performing arts studios, or in the contribution they make to our community and society, or simply doing the things they love.
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Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

International Study Centre - school has a linked, international study centre for overseas students wishing to improve their English.

Performing arts specialist school

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