Prior’s Field pupils have a wide range of abilities, talents and interests. The aim of the school is to provide an excellent all-round secondary education that brings out the best in each girl according to her abilities and talents.
We will do this by:
Inspiring girls with an ambitious and tailored, all-round education which encourages them to think for themselves and enables them to realise their potential;
Encouraging and celebrating individuality;
Developing well-balanced, enterprising young women of integrity who leave school prepared for the next stage in life and ready to make their mark on the world;
Providing a range of opportunities for girls to discover and develop new interests, passions and talents;
Maintaining a culture of praise and encouragement where girls feel at home and confident enough to know and be themselves;
Responding ambitiously to the challenge of change by developing staff, improving facilities and fostering links with the wider community;
Optimising the school’s resources, recognising our responsibilities for administering our charitable funds efficiently and for the benefit of the school and wider community.
Situated on the borders of Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex, we are just 2 miles from the A3 and 10 minutes from the M3 and M25. Gatwick is 48 minutes by road and Heathrow 40 minutes. Trains run on the hour between Godalming and London (Waterloo) and to Portsmouth.
Girls come to Prior's Field from the surrounding areas of Farnham, Guildford, Petersfield and Midhurst. Many travel by train to Godalming and take our minibus connection to school.
Boarders come from all over the world; US, Spain, Canada, Russia, Lithuania, Hong Kong and Japan. Many busy families enjoy the benefits of weekly boarding and girls travel from Wimbledon, Putney, Richmond, Wandsworth and Ealing.
Visitors to Prior’s Field frequently comment on its special, distinctive atmosphere and we pride ourselves on offering something different – an alternative route to high achievement.
Building confidence is the key to our success. The school is a happy, productive place in which girls of all ability are encouraged to be themselves, to enjoy their learning and to risk their own ideas in the classroom. Our aim is that each girl will find something at which she can shine and find success in her own, unique way.
What follows is excellence – both academic and in a range of sporting and artistic activities, all of which are highly valued.
"What delighted us .......was the growth and development of our daughter''s character; she found out so much about herself. Totally undiscovered passions for Drama and Music were tapped. She threw herself into Radio and Production Clubs, enjoyed every minute of the lower school play and sang solo at a tea-time concert with a total lack of self consciousness. Such self-confidence stems from her knowledge that she will never be teased or mocked for "having a bash" at something outside her usual comfort zone."
- Current Second Form Parent