UK Girls' Boarding School in Surrey
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, debating at the Cambridge Union 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.
Motivation, self-belief and enjoyment
Prior’s Field, as a relatively small school of 440 girls aged 11-18, has a strong family ethos, wonderful team spirit and big ambitions for its pupils. It offers 26 subjects at A-Level and excellent value-added results enable girls to go on to a wide range of universities, including Oxbridge, to study courses as diverse as medicine, philosophy, law and music.
Students are encouraged to involve themselves in the more than 40 extracurricular activities available, which include climbing, silversmithing, trampolining, Greenpower engineering, riding and philosophy.
Home from home
Prior’s Field’s warm atmosphere and levels of pastoral care are key factors in parents and pupils choosing the Surrey-based school. Boarding is at its heart, with a quarter of pupils boarding on a full, weekly or flexible basis. Its 2016 ISI inspection highlights the "atmosphere of trust, tolerance and friendship in the boarding houses" – testament to the commitment of girls and boarding staff to each other.
Excellent facilities include an all-weather sports pitch, tennis academy, superb Creative Arts centre, Sixth Form gym and separate Sixth Form House. Refurbishment of the Junior Boarding House includes ‘extra bouncy’ carpets in bedrooms and sparkly bathroom floors, at girls’ request; a new combined Music, Science and Technology centre opened in autumn 2016.
The school is situated in 42 acres of Surrey parkland and offers a safe and rural environment, but is just minutes from the A3 to London and the south coast. Close to Godalming and Guildford town stations (the local train to London Waterloo takes just over 40 minutes), Prior’s Field is also conveniently placed between Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Scholarships and bursaries
Scholarships and Exhibitions for Promise are awarded to pupils entering at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form who display above average ability academically or in Art, Drama, Music or Sport. Means-tested bursaries are also available at these entry ages and a forces discount of 20% applies for those in receipt of CEA.
|% of international students:||10%|
|Journey from London by car:||55 mins|
|Pre-academic English course:||No|
|Total number of pupils at school:||440|
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