Box Hill School

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  • Qualifications

    GCSEs, A Levels & IB

  • Language

    English as an Additional Language

  • Boarding

    Full Boarding

  • Dietary Requirements

    Vegetarian, Vegan, other options on arrangement

  • Key information

    Box Hill School is a day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 11-18. There are approximately 425 children at the school, of which 148 are boarders.

    At Box Hill School’s International Study Centre (ISC) teachers work hard to ensure that each child’s individual needs are met as they make the move from home to life in a British boarding school.

    The ISC acts as a bridge between the child’s home education system and British independent education, providing a safe environment in which international students can adapt to boarding school life and adjust to the demands of education in England. Students are offered access to a full curriculum at the level most appropriate to their linguistic ability. Students study either on an English programme or an IGCSE programme, in small groups, as they prepare for entry into the mainstream classes. ISC students are fully integrated in the life of the school, living in boarding houses with children from the UK and overseas, taking part in all aspects of school life.
    EAL is included in all programmes for no extra fees. International Study Centre classes are focused on EAL students and in class support is available, where necessary in Yrs 7&8. Separate English for EAL is provided in Yrs 9-11, plus IELTS for A Level students and English B for IB students in Sixth Form


    Box Hill School is located in the heart of a small village called Mickleham, half way between Leatherhead and Dorking Town. Set in 40 acres, the school is only 40 minutes away from central London by train. The nearest airports are London Heathrow and London Gatwick, both approximately 30 minutes away by car on the M25. (Junction 9)

    A Day in the Life of….

    The school day starts at 7.00am, when boarders are woken by their House Parents to get ready for a 7.20am breakfast in our Dining Hall. All students are expected to attend registration with their tutors at 8.15am and again after lunch. Lessons are from 8.25am until 4.30pm and we have an exciting and extensive range of afternoon activities on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. Anything from team Sports, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, and Yoga to Rock Climbing or Jewellery Making activity could be chosen. At the end of the school day boarders return to the Boarding House to relax, before Prep starts at 5.15/5.30pm. Academic teachers are always on duty during Prep and are willing to help with work, we advise students to use this to their advantage. Once Prep has finished at 7/7.15pm the junior and senior boarders attend a staggered supper and throughout the weekday evenings we have activities such as Multi Gym, Basketball and Dancing on offer. All students must be checked into their House by 9/9.30pm ready for final lights out by 10/10.30pm.

    Over the weekends, Friday nights are for leisure and senior students are allowed to check out to the local towns until 8pm. All students take part in Prep from 10am -12.15pm before being allowed to check out at 12.30pm. Juniors are allowed to check out to local towns and seniors may go to London, in pairs or groups. On Sundays there are usually opportunities to go on some brilliant trips, to somewhere like; London, Thorpe Park, Go Ape, Harry Potter Studios and Walking over the o2 dome. Sunday is a day to relax after the busy school week.

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