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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
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 425
Day fees per annum £20,820
Weekly Boarding fees per annum £30,480
Full Boarding: £37,545
International Study Centre Boarding: £39,000
Flexi Boarding: £25,470 - £27,570
Average Class Size Up to 20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Julian Baker
Associations SofH, BSA, 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. 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 philosphy and its IDEALS of Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service underpin our school ethos and values.

The school is located just 40 minutes from central London, in the heart of the beautiful Surrey Hills. Easily accessible and just 30 minutes from Heathrow Airport and 25 minutes from Gatwick Airport.

Academic - The Curriculum

Our focus is on achieving the best academic outcome for each student and ensuring each student fulfils their full potential. They are encouraged, nurtured and challenged in all that they do. It is important to us that we produce well-rounded, resilient and confident young people, who achieve academic success.

The school offers a dedicated Lower School for Years 7, 8 and 9 which follows the National Curriculum but broadens its scope to guarantee 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 (I)GCSEs and in the Sixth Form we offer our students the choice of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or A Levels.

In our International Study Centre we offer overseas students the one year Pre-IB Diploma course (intensive) and a 2 week Summer Pre-School English course.


At Box Hill School, we provide our pupils with a wide range of co-curricular options to develop their interests and gain life skills.

All students participate in our activities programme, consisting of over 60 options, timetabled during the school day three afternoons a week. These range from team sports with weekly fixtures, through to high ropes, chess, debating clubs, robotics, Green Team and drama club.

The school is also actively involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme which runs in parallel to our programme of expeditions, all designed to encourage outdoor education.

As a Round Square school there are also opportunities for pupils to participate in global and regional conferences, exchange programmes and overseas community service projects.


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, where pupils are placed according to age and gender, with a mix of nationalities and cultures. They benefit from a diverse and varied activities programme, including weekly weekend trips all designed to develop interests, maximise the use of campus facilities and spend time with friends in a home-from-home environment.