Founded in 1865 as a boys’ boarding school; girls have been included in the sixth form since 1971 and throughout the school from 1999. It has a splendid site in over 200 acres of farmland near the small town of Cranleigh on the edge of the Surrey Hills. The prep school adjoins the main campus and there are strong links between the two schools, particularly in music and sport. The buildings are striking and well-appointed. The school is well equipped, with a music school, three theatres and good facilities for art (including ceramics, sculpture, textiles and printmaking).There is a sports complex, floodlit astroturf, a golf course and pool. It is a well-run, energetic and purposeful school, which displays considerable enterprise in many fields. A large staff allows a very favourable staff/pupil ratio. Academic standards are high and examination results very good. It has a good reputation for art, music and drama (some 12 productions each year). It has a long-standing reputation for games and sports, of which there is a wide range available. Numerous clubs and societies cater for most needs. There is an active outdoor education programme and CCF, frequent and varied field trips and expeditions overseas, a substantial commitment to local community service and significant success in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. The wide range of activities is designed to help students to broaden their horizons and exceed their expectations.