Prior’s Field School
It is little wonder that in its most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate Report, Prior’s Field was awarded the top rating – excellent – in all categories including quality of achievement, teaching, pastoral care, boarding and communication with parents. The School has a proud 112 year history of being an extraordinary and exciting place in which to learn.
Situated in 23 acres of Surrey parkland, Prior’s Field is just minutes from the A3 to London and the south coast. Daily and weekly school buses serve the local area and London.
Facilities at Prior’s Field include a magnificent science centre and library, sports hall, tennis and netball courts, tennis academy for pupils of exceptional tennis ability, covered heated pool, Sixth Form gym and all-weather sports pitch. In 2013, a new three-storey teaching centre opened, providing state-of-the-art classrooms for maths and languages as well as studios for art, photography and textiles.
Prior’s Field boarding life
Boarding lies at the heart of the School’s operations, with around a third of girls boarding on a full, weekly or flexible basis. Junior boarders live in the School House whilst Sixth Form boarders are based in their own purpose-built house, many enjoying en-suite facilities, and are overseen by a separate Housemistress and a team of residential boarding staff. The warm approach shown by staff members has been confirmed by ISI Inspectors who found boarders to be very satisfied, attended for and listened to.
Also highly praised in the ISI Report were the provision of weekend activities and the quality of food.
A thoroughly stimulating and individual education
In Prior’s Field most recent ISI inspection, teaching was recognised as ‘excellent’ and academic progress as ‘exceptional’.
The School has sought to implement a broad and innovative curriculum, with over 20 subjects offered at A-level.
Girls are encouraged to engage themselves in the many extracurricular activities available, including climbing, photography, glass-making, trampolining, philosophy, Greenpower engineering and riding.
Prior’s Field girls are the sort of girls you want your daughters to turn into.
Tatler Schools Guide