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Guildford High School
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Coordinates51°14′30″N 0°33′50″W / 51.241793°N 0.563844°W / 51.241793; -0.563844Coordinates: 51°14′30″N 0°33′50″W / 51.241793°N 0.563844°W / 51.241793; -0.563844
TypeIndependent day school
MottoAs one that serveth
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
Local authoritySurrey
Department for Education URN125342 Tables
HeadmistressMrs Fiona Boulton
Age4 to 18
Enrolment985 (2011)
AffiliationUnited Church Schools Trust
Guildford High School
Guildford High School

Guildford High School is an independent day school for girls that was founded in 1888.[1] Approximately 1,000 girls between ages 4 to 18 attend the school from Guildford and its surrounding towns and villages. The school comprises a Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form.


From the beginning, Guildford High School, founded by the Church Schools Company in 1788, was a progressive school. While some early girls' schools were designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of prospective governesses, Guildford High School sought to provide a feminine counterpart to the reformed public schools for boys. The current site on London Road was completed in 1893 and is still in use. During the post-World War II years, the school underwent rapid expansion. By the 1980s, student numbers had increased to over 600. Today the school has over 980 girls and is still part of the Company (now known as the United Church Schools Trust).


The school possesses a sports' centre off of the main campus. This includes an indoor swimming pool, gym, sports hall, fitness suite and social area. The main campus consists of the Senior school, the sixth form house (Morton House), Nightingale Road House, and the Junior school. Harper House was bought and added to the premises, also enlarging the gardens, in August 2011. The garden of the original Nightingale Road House were converted into a social area when the site was acquired in 2006.


As of 2018-19 fees for the school ranged from 4 to 5k for the Junior School pupils and 6k for those at the Senior School.[2]

Notable former pupils

See also: Category:People educated at Guildford High School


  1. ^ "Our History".
  2. ^ "School fees | Independent School Surrey".