The Royal School
Surrey, United Kingdom
About The Royal School
The Royal School is an independent, all-through, day and boarding school located in the town of Haslemere, Surrey. Founded in its current form in 1995, the school has ancestral roots dating back to the 19th century. Although nominally a co-educational school, the school’s 400 pupils are educated in single-sex classes between the ages of 7 and 16 (it accepts children aged 4-18).
Prospective applicants are invited to attend a “taster day”, and past the age of 11 are required to take a number of academic assessments across a broad range of subjects.
Anne J P Lynch
Values and vision
Since 2011, The Royal School has adopted a “Diamond Model” of education, with girls and boys taught separately from 7 to 16. This allows the school to provide for the specific educational needs of both boys and girls, while allowing its students to benefit from being able to socialise with members of the opposite sex.
The Royal School is built on Christian moral traditions, so prayer occupies an important place in the school day. The school operates its own small chapel and observes Christian traditions such as the Harvest Festival.
“Overall, pupils’ achievement is good and all pupils develop a good standard of knowledge, understanding and skill across all subject areas. Throughout the school, examples of good and occasionally excellent achievement are apparent, especially in the creative subjects. Teachers’ high expectations stimulate good levels of achievement in the junior school.”