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Box Hill School

Box Hill School

Address: Box Hill School, Old London Road, Mickleham, Surrey, RH5 6E
Founded: 1959
Number of Pupils: 420
Ages: 11-18
Head Teacher: Corydon Lowde, BSc (bath) M Ed (Open) NPQH
Fees: Day: from £17,205- £18,990 Weekly Boarding: from £26,505 to £27,750 Full Boarding: from £32,4000 – £38,400 (2017-2018)
Religious Affiliation: None, but open to and respectful of all faiths and religions
Entrance Procedure: 11, 13+: No common entrance exam but our own English and maths tests will be taken, followed by an interview with a senior member of staff. We also receive reports from the child’s current school.
16+: Six GCSEs are needed with a minimum of three Cs and three Bs. Bs are required for the subjects they wish to study at A-level or the Higher Level IB.
Scholarships and bursaries are also available.
Contact: UK: 01372384240/  [email protected]
Overseas: 01372385002/ [email protected]
School Visits: Individual weekday visits can be arranged with our registrars mainly during term time. We also have six open events per year for which booking is required.  Dates can be found on our website.

The Curriculum

We regard each pupil as an individual in every aspect of life at Box Hill School. A combination of personalised learning, strong pastoral support, regular assessment and monitoring leads to academic success. We are proud of the breadth of our curriculum. Years 7–9 study a comprehensive core curriculum of maths, English and the sciences as well as a broad mix of other subjects. By Year 10 pupils are ready to embark on their GCSEs, in 2016 pupils achieved 82 per cent A*–C pass rate, well above the national average of 66.9 per cent.

In the sixth form, we offer both the A-level and International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes, giving our students the option for more specialised study or a broader based course depending on their particular academic needs.

In 2016, 100 per cent of students who took the IB were awarded the Diploma. Seventy-two per cent achieved higher than the international world average and 17 students were awarded the bilingual diploma. The average attainment equates to 425 UCAS points – equivalent to three A*s at A-level.

Those who sat A Levels achieved a 95.4 per cent pass rate with 67 per cent being A*–C grades. An average of 310 UCAS points per student – equivalent to three B’s.

Games & The Arts

We consistently produce a high standard of art from Year 7–13 with many of our students going on to study at major art schools. Fashion and textiles is also available at GCSE, A-level and IB and provides students with fantastic opportunities to put on fashion shows and exhibitions throughout the year.

Drama and music students put on two outstanding performances per year as well as performing in events such as the annual ‘Variety Show’, ‘Rock Night’ and local competitions. Drama and speech lessons leading to London Academy of Music Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) qualifications are available by arrangement.

Students can participate in a wide variety of sports. Through our team sports students compete against other schools at football, hockey, rugby, netball cricket, athletics and rounders. But team sports are not for everyone so we also have qualified coaches to instruct students in other sports such as archery, fencing, shooting, rock climbing and the high ropes course, as part of our extensive activities programme.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is central to every aspect of how the school operates and underpins the focus on encouraging all our students to be the best they can be. Responsibility is shared between house parents, tutors, nurses and the school counsellor, all of whom are dedicated to ensuring our students are kept safe, well and happy. Buddy systems and peer mentoring programmes are in place as well as appropriate topical talks for students, staff and parents about issues that affect wellbeing and young people.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We have a long heritage of delivering first-class learning in a warm, supportive, holistic and nurturing atmosphere. A founder member of ‘Round Square’ we promote international understanding, democracy, a care for the world around us, a sense of adventure, and the qualities of leadership and service.  We see excellent academic results as an outcome of a focus on character.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Set in 40 acres of the rolling countryside close to major road and rail links, 25 minutes from Gatwick & Heathrow and only 40 minutes from central London.
  • Years 7-9 go on two expedition trips per year, taking part in team building and leadership activities including orienteering, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and more.
  • We offer day, full and weekly boarding places with a range of transport options.
  • We offer an outstanding activities programme, (in addition to timetabled sports lessons)
  • An integrated international environment with students of over 40 different nationalities.
  • The core ethos of school is based around the six Round Square IDEALS (Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service) these are key components of life at Box Hill School.

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