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How to get into Hurtwood House
August 05, 2016
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Type: Public coeducational day school for Sixth Form students
Boarding School: £13,185, per term
Day School: £8,790, per term
Registration fee: £1000
Your deposit will be used to defray the cost of stationary, medicines, books and outings. For more details, and information on how and when to pay your fees, please visit Hurtwood House’s Fees.
Current Head: Richard Jackson
About Hurtwood House
Hurtwood House was founded in 1970 by current Head, Richard Jackson. The 200 acre school site specializes in Performing and Creative Arts for Sixth Form students looking to experience the independence and rigor of University life early.
In the words of Head Richard Jackson, “Hurtwood House was created to put life and vigour and enthusiasm back into education after GCSE and the make the A Level experience as exciting and rewarding as going away to University.”
Why is it so popular?
Founded in 1970, Hurtwood House embraces modern approaches to Sixth Form education, while enjoying the traditional countryside of Surrey, England. The school’s small class size also means that students have access to one-on-one care for all their pastoral and academic needs.
How do I know if Hurtwood House is right for me?
Hurtwood encourages you and your child to book a visit so that you may tour the grounds, meet with staff and students, and learn more about Hurtwood’s academic and social vision before making your final decision.
Your visit will also include an interview that is part of Hurtwood’s selection process. For more information see “Admissions Policy” below.
Once you have requested a prospectus and downloaded Hurtwood Houses’s admissions form, the next step is to request to interview with Hurtwood senior staff. If you would like to proceed with the admissions process after the interview, you will then submit a written letter of interest, a completed application form, and the registration fee to the school.
The selection of students is largely based upon their interview and a written reference from their current school. While it is expected that prospective students will also do well at GCSEs, offers are not dependent on their results.
What are Hurtwood House interviews and examinations like, and how can I do well?
Hurtwood House interviews ask students to articulate their academic and extracurricular interests, and why they wish to pursue those interests at Hurtwood House. Hurtwood staff will then provide students with a rundown of the school’s mission and culture, and the opportunity to ask as many questions as they’d like.
Hurtwood House does not require additional examinations or even outstanding GCSE results, so it is important that students bring their best selves to their interview. Students should avoid making their answers sound stale by over-rehearsing. However, it is helpful to note that Hurtwood is looking for students who exemplify “[c]haracter, personality, willingness, cheerfulness, liveliness, helpfulness, maturity, a sense of responsibility and a strong sense of purpose,” and to base your interview answers around those values.
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