Box Hill

Box Hill
School Type:
Box Hill School, Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6EA
Surrey (see also London – Outer)
01372 373382
394, Upper sixth 40
Σ4840−Σ5350 (Day), Σ8925−Σ10,800 (Boarding), Σ7360−Σ7720 (Weekly)
The Registrar

Founded in 1959, it is located in the village of Micklehamand surrounded by beautiful countryside. The main building is a handsome Victorian mansion in 40 acres of delightful grounds, with big playing fields. It was founded as a co-educational school. It was a founder member of the Round Square and is centred around the six IDEALS of internationalism, democracy, environmental concern, adventure, leadership and service. The school now offers the IB Diploma at a sixth form level. Great importance is attached to being outside the classroom and a number of weekly sessions are set aside for compulsory activities, of which there are a very wide range. Students also take part in expeditions, ranging from mountain biking in the New Forest to expeditions to India, South Africa or Peru. There is a well-developed pastoral system, each student being assigned to a house and a personal tutor. The houses have a family ethos and emphasise positive relationships, close friendships and mutual respect.

School Head:
Acting Headmaster: Mr Corydon Lowde, in post from 2014. Previously Deputy Head at the school. Teaching staff: 50 full time, 20 part time.
GCSE: 59 pupils in Year 11; 79% gained at least grade C in 5+ subjects (including English, maths, a science, a humanity and a modern language). IB: 47 in Year 13, gaining an average IB score of 30.
95% of leavers go on to a degree course, taking a wide range of courses.
Music: Over 30% of pupils learn a musical instrument; instrumental exams can be taken. Music offered at GCSE and IB. Many musical groups including strings, choirs, rock, jazz, percussion. Drama and dance: Both offered. GCSE drama and IB theatre may be taken. Many pupils involved in school productions (acting or technical); productions include Bugsy Malone, The Crucible, Arabian Nights and Return to the Forbidden Planet. Art and design: Art and textiles are popular exam subjects. Pupils are regularly accepted at major art schools.
Wide range of sports available including athletics, basketball, climbing (expeditions and indoor climbing wall), cricket, lacrosse, rugby and swimming. GCSE in PE and IB sports available. Also bronze (compulsory), silver and gold (optional) Duke of Edinburgh Award; compulsory activity time each week, to do sport or a range of other activities including rocket club, photography, gardening, radio production, archery and canoeing.
Most pupils share with one other. Single-sex houses of 30-35, same as competitive houses, each with house parent, common room and kitchen. Weekly boarding allowed. 2 non-compulsory exeats each term plus half-term. Visits to the local village allowed.
Old Boxhillians run by Jemma Joyce, Alumni Officer (
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