Surbiton High Senior School

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

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

About Surbiton High Senior School

Surbiton High School aims to inspire, encourage and empower its staff and pupils to be the very best they can be.

We are a school where a passion and energy abound, a school with a real heart and soul, where we look beyond the A* to offer a breadth of opportunity which allows every pupil to flourish and every staff member to develop and succeed.

Surbiton High School is a school “brimming with energy and joie de vivre.” (ISI Inspection Report). We pride ourselves on being an extraordinary community where people matter, results count and where a passion for excellence drives everything we do. We feed our pupils’ minds, but we also care passionately about their character development and happiness. Our approach to education means that Surbiton High School pupils achieve the very best exam results and are also compassionate, authentic young people with strong values, keen to make a positive difference in the world.

Our inspirational staff are dedicated to delivering a rich curriculum and programme of co-curricular activities which challenge our pupils to explore ideas for themselves. Whether engaged in learning in the classroom, or through musical, artistic, sporting, enterprise or charitable activities, our pupils are constantly encouraged to connect with the wider world and embrace new experiences to build their confidence. All staff are expected and encouraged to play a full part in the academic, co-curricular and pastoral life of the School.

At Surbiton High School, we aim to bring out the ‘Best in Everyone’, and this resonates in the investment that we make in our colleagues. We recognise the importance of continuous learning and training and the School has a senior member of staff dedicated to supporting continuing professional development. We have a comprehensive whole School and individual INSET programme in place, including support for School Direct trainees as well as Newly Qualified Teachers (in our role as a regional NQT induction centre).

We actively encourage our staff to continue to develop their own expertise in the classroom and support their professional development through coaching and mentoring alongside professional qualifications such as: NPQML, NPQSL and MA courses in educational leadership. The School has a clearly developed leadership structure, offering extensive opportunities for career development and progression, including Heads of Department (Including Deputies) and Heads of Year (including Deputies) as well as Co-ordinators with specific responsibilities such as: Gifted and Talented, Oxbridge, Duke of Edinburgh and Expeditions.

Surbiton High School has approximately 1495 pupils aged between 4 and 18. Our Preparatory Schools are divided into the Girls’ Preparatory School and Boys’ Preparatory School, and the Senior School is girls only from age 11 upwards.

We are looking for applicants who are passionate about inspiring, encouraging and empowering our pupils and working with us to become the number one school of choice in South West London.

For further information, please see our School website:

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Address: 13-15 Surbiton Crescent, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2JT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8546 5245