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Guildford High School

Guidford High School

Address: London Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1SJ
Founded: 1888
Number of Pupils: 980 (with approx 290 in the junior school)
Fees: Junior school £3,634–4,719; Senior school £5,834 per term
Ages: 4–18
Head Teacher: Mrs Fiona Boulton, BSc Hons University College Cardiff, MA London
Entrance Procedure: Guildford High School Entrance Assessments at 4+, 7+, 11+ and 16+.
Contact: Mrs Helen Moffat, Director of Admissions, 01483 543 853
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Regular visitors’ mornings year round. Check website or with admissions for further details.

The Curriculum

The rich, exciting curriculum is designed to encourage pupils to think for themselves, developing intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning. Separate sciences, two modern foreign languages plus a classical language are included in the core curriculum, which is enhanced with subjects such as philosophy and psychology.

Games & The Arts

GHS has a strong reputation for sporting success and superb, purpose-built facilities. Over 50 musical ensembles cater for all abilities and dramatic and artistic life is vibrant and enthusiastically participated in by many pupils.

Pastoral Care

Form tutors, heads of year and the deputy head of pastoral ensure that pupils  enjoy school life as part of a supportive, considerate community where individual talents and potential are nurtured.

University Places

Outstanding A-level results coupled with comprehensive guidance throughout the university application process enable students to secure their first choice places on the most competitive courses at the most widely respected universities. Approximately 20 per cent are Oxbridge candidates.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Our aim is to provide a school community in which the pupils are happy, feel positive about their own gifts and abilities and are truly able to maximise their potential.

Outstanding Characteristics

GHS – named The Sunday Times Independent Prep School of the Year 2015-16 and The Sunday Times South East Independent Secondary School of the Year 2018 – offers an exciting and energetic environment in which pupils develop academically and personally. From outstanding academic results to stunning achievements in sport, music and the arts, GHS pupils tackle new challenges enthusiastically. They leave as creative and confident individuals, well-equipped to achieve their dreams.

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