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Box Hill School

Box Hill School

London Road, Mickleham, Dorking, RH5 6EA, UK

01372 373382



Box Hill School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1959
Status Private
Headmaster Cory Lowde
Date Appointed April 2014
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 11-18 years
Number of pupils 410
Day fees per annum £21,585
Weekly Boarding fees per annum £31,635
Full Boarding: £38,790
International Study Centre Boarding: £40,575
Flexi Boarding: £26,400
Average Class Size Up to 20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Julian Baker
Associations BSA, SofH, ISC, Round Square, AGBIS, ISBA, AEGIS, RS, BAISC, IBSCA, DofE, NAGC

Box Hill School is a co-educational day, flexi, weekly and full boarding school for girls and boys aged 11-18 in the heart of beautiful Surrey Hills. Central London is easily accessible, and we are just 30 minutes from Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport. We are a founding member of Round Square, a global network of schools that share a passion for learning through experience and character education, basing its educational philosophy on the teachings of educationalist Kurt Hahn. We follow this philosophy through our IDEALS of Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service which underpin our school ethos and values. There are opportunities for pupils to participate in global and regional conferences, exchange programmes and overseas community service projects.

Academic - The Curriculum

The Lower School for Years 7, 8 and 9 follows the National Curriculum as well as broadening its scope to ensure that courses are constructed to suit the abilities and interests of our students. In the Middle School we provide a wide range of GCSEs and IGCSEs and in the Sixth Form we offer our students the choice of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or A Levels. Our IB Diploma is academically rigorous and well-respected by prestigious universities within the UK and beyond.

We offer a wide range of IB subjects: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian as well as SSST courses in other languages; Business Management, Economics, Geography, History and Psychology; Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Sports, Exercise and Health Science and ESS; Mathematics; Visual Arts course and Music and Theatre.

We offer a 2 week Summer Pre-School English course which help students raise their English Language CEFR level, as well as gain invaluable British boarding experience. Students may also study here on a one year Pre-Sixth course (accelerated GCSE programme) to gain valuable qualifications ahead of joining the mainstream Sixth Form courses.


At Box Hill School, we are committed to producing well-rounded young people which is why we provide every pupil with a wide range of co-curricular options to develop their interests and to gain life skills. There are over 50 options which are timetabled during the school day. Pupils can choose from coding, producing podcasts, jazz, drama production and many more. Athletic interests are catered for, with team sports and weekly fixtures along with many other active options on offer.

We are actively involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme which runs in parallel to our programme of expeditions.


The Independent School's Inspectorate report, 2019 stated "They (the 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."

Boarding life is structured around 6 boarding houses, all within a home-from-home environment. Pupils are placed according to age and gender, with a mix of nationalities and cultures. Our fees include weekly weekend trips as well as campus based activities.

We are proud of the independent, well-rounded young people who graduate from Box Hill School.