Box Hill School

Combined Co-Education school in Dorking, Surrey

Box Hill School is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-18, located just 40 minutes from central London, in the beautiful Surrey Hills. Easily accessible and just 30 minutes from Heathrow Airport and 25 minutes from Gatwick Airport.

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“A dynamic and personalised education, an abundance of opportunities and a passion for excellence all in a warm, family environment.”

We are a founding member of Round Square, a global network of schools sharing a passion for learning through character education, basing our educational philosophy on the teachings of educationalist Kurt Hahn. We follow this philosophy and its IDEALS of Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service underpin our school ethos and values.

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Our focus is on achieving the best academic outcome for each student, ensuring each pupil fulfils their full potential. They are encouraged, nurtured and challenged in all they do, culminating in well-rounded, resilient and confident young people. We offer an extensive co-curricular programme of over 60 options to develop our students interests and gain life skills such as Robotics, Podcast Club and High Ropes.. Timetabled into the school day, it also includes a range of major team sports with weekly fixtures. The school is also actively involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and exchange programmes.

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Excellent pastoral care and the wellbeing of all our pupils is intrinsic to everything we do. The Independent School’s Inspectorate report, 2019 stated “(Students) enjoy school and thrive in the nurturing and supportive environment provided by the excellent pastoral care system and family atmosphere in boarding and day houses.’’
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Head Mr. Corydon Lowde
School Type Senior co-education school
Senior Age Range 11 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: Yes
Vocational No
Total Students 425
Youngest Boarder 12
Int'l Students 105