With 47 private schools in the county, Surrey is a fantastic place to educate your children. Whether you are looking for a primary school, all boys, girls or co-ed, there is plenty to choose from. To make things easier for you when making that all-important decision of where to send your child to school, the team at Nanny and Child have made a list of The Top 5 Private Schools to send your child in Surrey.

Guilford High School Girls: The Top Private School in Surrey

Guildford High School for Girls is an independent day school for girls founded in 1888. The school comprises a Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form, with roughly one thousand students.

Guilford High School tops the charts for GCSE and A-Level results, with an A*/A percentage of over 97% at GCSE and nearly 78% at A-Level. Fees come in at roughly £18k/annum. Guilford High School for Girls would make an excellent choice for your daughter’s education whether entering at a junior or senior level.


No 2: Lady Eleanor Holles School

Another all-girls school at number two. Lady Eleanor Holles, or better known as LEH, is based in leafy Hampton. It consists of a small junior school and a larger senior school, which operate from different buildings on the same 24-acre (10-hectare) site. It is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association and the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference.

LEH comes in strong academically, with an A*/A percentage of 90% at GCSE and nearly 77% at A-Level. Fees come in at roughly £21k/annum.


No 3: Epsom College

Epsom College is one of the UK’s best independent day and boarding schools for girls and boys aged 11-18. Interesting fact: It was founded in 1853 as a boys’ school to provide support for poor members of the medical profession such as pensioners and orphans. However, the school has changed a lot since then!

Epsom College has an A*/A percentage of over 74% at GCSE, but truly shines at A-Level, with an A*/A percentage of roughly 67%. Fees come in at roughly £39.4k/annum (incl. boarding).


No 4: Kingston Grammar School

Kingston Grammar School is an independent co-educational day school in Kingston upon Thames; just a bus/train ride away from most! Interesting fact: KGS was founded by Royal Charter in 1561 but can trace its roots back to at least the 13th century.

Kingston Grammar School is one of the best private co-ed schools in the area, boasting an A*/A percentage of 87.3% and 66.3% at A-Level. You will be paying about £20k/annum.


No 5: Charterhouse

Charterhouse comes in at number 5. This used to be a popular school among Surrey parents who wanted their boys at a single-sex school, but since a few years ago, Charterhouse has switched to completely co-educational!

With an A*/A percentage of over 72% at GCSE and 65% at A-Level, Charterhouse would be a fine choice of institution to send your children! Expect to shell out around £41k on boarding fees for this prestigious school.


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