Box Hill School
Box Hill is situated in Surrey between Dorking and Leatherhead, with excellent transport links to London, which is only twenty minutes away. Its main building is Gothic revivalist, though many of the other buildings are modern or designed to reflect a halcyon period in British education. Despite this the school has a parochial approach that is kind, considerate and scrupulously modern.
There are currently 160 full-time boarders at Box Hill, each of whom is accommodated in small, but beautifully furnished modern houses. They are looked after by their own independent housing staff, nurse and each student is allocated their own academic tutor.
Box Hill students have ten lessons a day, each lesson 55 minutes in length. At Key Stage 3 students can study Art, Biology, Drama, English, Modern Languages and Music among many other traditional and contemporary subjects.
At GCSE, students can study Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Fashion & Textiles, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, PE and Physics, among those previously listed at Key Stage 3.
If students wish to continue with their further education they can choose from subjects listed in Key Stage 3 and GCSE, when study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, including Environmental Systems and Study, Theatre and Visual Arts.
The school scores regularly above the national average with considerable success at GCSE with 84% students gaining A –C grade.
The disciplines are taught according to the season, from autumn to summer. These sports include cricket, football, hockey, netball, rugby and rounders.
Like many independent schools the sport curriculum nowadays is designed to shape careers rather than as a mean to increase sporting prestige. Sport is available to study in all its disciplines, as well as physical education in three study categories: KS3 Physical Education, GCSE and A Level.