Guildford High School
Type: Independent day school for girls, ages 4 - 18
Year 3 - 6: £4,322, per term
Year 7 - 13: £5,344, per term
Registration fee: £100
Guildford’s fees include most extracurricular activities and clubs, and exclude the cost of lunches, school trips and insurance. For more details and information about how and when to pay your fees, please visit Guildford’s “School Fees.”
Current Head: Fiona Boulton
About Guildford High School
Guildford High School was founded in 1888 by the Church Schools Company and Headmistress Agnes Morton. Although the school only gained two pupils its opening week, Guildford was committed to educating girls beyond governessing. Today, Guildford High School’s mission is to “provide a first class education for academically able girls.”
Why is it so popular?
Guildford High School is the recipient of both the Independent School of the Year award for 2012 - 2013 and the Independent Prep School of the Year award for 2015 - 2016. With 89.8% of students receiving A* - A grades at A Levels and 88% of students leaving for Russell Group universities in the degree of their choice, the reasoning behind these awards and Guildford’s thriving 950 student population is clear.
How do I know if Guildford High School is right for me?
Guildford hosts several Visitor Mornings throughout the year that will allow you and your daughter to tour the school, meet school staff and students, and ask as many questions as you’d like.
Visitor events begin on 8th September, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. for Junior School, 13th September, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. for Senior School, and 14th September at 10.00 a.m. for Sixth Form.
You can register for your Visitor Morning here.
Admissions Policy for 7+ - 16+
If your daughter is entering Sixth Form, she must return a completed registration form along with her registration fee (see Fees above) before 1st October, the year prior to her proposed entry. Otherwise, registrations for 7+ and 11+ are due by 1st November, the year prior to entry.
Most girls enter at 7+, 11+ and 16+, but a few spots are open for girls wishing to get into Guildford High School at other ages. For more information, feel free to contact Guildford’s Admissions Office.
What are Guildford High School interviews and examinations like, how can I do well?
Girls applying to 7+ will be invited to the school for a day to take their assessment and enjoy a group lunch and activity period. The assessment includes papers in Mathematics and English, a passage your daughter must read out loud, and an interview with the Head or Deputy Head of Junior School.
If your daughter is entering at 11+, she must also write papers in Mathematics and English, and sit for an interview the day of her other assessments.
Lastly, girls entering Sixth Form, will sit three one hour papers in the subjects of their choosing, as well as complete an interview with a member of staff. It is recommended that your daughter choose subjects she wishes to study at A Level, but it is not a requirement.
Guildford also requires that all girls studying GCSEs must obtain at least eight GCSE passes, of which two must be in English Language and Mathematics. Any subjects taken at the AS Level, as well as any two remaining subjects, must result in an A* or A.
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