Hurtwood House

Address: Hurtwood House, Holmbury St Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NU
Founded: 1970
Number of Pupils: 140 boys, 160 girls
Fees: £13,613 per term
Ages: 16-18
Head Teacher: Cosmo Jackson
Religious Affiliation: None
Entrance Procedure: Interview
Contact: Cosmo Jackson, 01483 279000
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Headmaster interviews by appointment only.

The Curriculum

he school offers an exceptionally wide range of AS and A-levels including accounting, art, business studies, chemistry, economics, english literature, geography, history, mathematics, media studies, music technology, psychology, photography, Spanish, textiles and theatre studies.

Games & The Arts

Hurtwood enjoys a reputation for having the best creative and performing arts department in England. Outstanding theatre studies, media studies, art, textiles and music technology. All sports.

Pastoral Care

Students share study bedrooms with one or two others. We have six boarding houses – four are co-educational and two are single-sex – each with a housemaster or housemistress and a team of house tutors.

University Places

Each year our students achieve entry to their chosen universities including Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial College, the London College of Fashion and RADA.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

‘I have an unashamedly idealistic and passionate view of education. I want what all parents want for their children – that they should be inspired and motivated by gifted teachers in an environment which is stimulating, happy and safe. I believe that after GCSE many students are ready for the fresh impetus provided by a community of their peers, and I believe that the sixth-form years can be as dynamic and exciting as university itself.’

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Top of the co-ed boarding school league table for the last five years.
  • The biggest and best theatre and media studies departments in England with superb professional facilities.
  • A public school which is refreshingly different and hugely successful. Uniquely, our 300 boarding students join us after GCSE when ready for a fresh challenge.