St Teresa's Effingham

Surrey, United Kingdom

Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About St Teresa's Effingham

St Teresa's Effingham is an independent Roman Catholic day and boarding school  in an area of outstanding natural beauty between Dorking and Effingham in Surrey.

St Teresa’s has a school population of 640 including over 80 boarders, and a healthy Sixth Form. The school has its own Preparatory School and Pre-prep. The school sits in 55 acres of beautiful countryside and the school benefits from excellent facilities.

The School is centred around the original nineteenth century manor house and has evolved over the years and now proudly boasts some outstanding facilities.

A number of new facilities have been provided to meet the needs of a modern education. These include a brand new Equestrian Centre, Tennis Academy, a Performing Arts Centre comprising a large theatre, drama studios, music classrooms, practice rooms and recording suite. In addition, St Teresa’s boasts a swimming pool and an all-weather pitch.

Exciting new plans for the next phase of development have recently commenced with the building of a Sixth Form centre.

St Teresa’s offers a strong, caring community based on its Catholic traditions, but remains an inclusive environment that welcomes pupils from all backgrounds. With recognised strengths spanning academia, sport and the creative and performing arts, we focus on the individual, allowing the girls to achieve their best and enabling them to follow their own unique path to happiness and success.


Dr. Claire McShane

Values and vision

St Teresa's Effingham places a strong emphasis on encouraging confidence and recognising pupils' achievement, while fostering modesty, kindness, good humour and a sense of humility. The school ethos is built on its Catholic traditions, but pupils from all backgrounds are welcomed.

ISI report

“The pupils’ personal development is excellent. Pupils display maturity in their understanding of British values and a high level of spiritual awareness. They have a well-developed sense of right and wrong, and openly discuss moral and ethical issues. Pupils willingly take on responsibility to support others in the community and more widely in the world. They have a strong affection for the school. Arrangements for welfare, health and safety are excellent.”

View St Teresa's Effingham's latest ISI report

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Address: Senior & Sixth Form, Beech Avenue, Effingham Hill, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6ST, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1372 452 037
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