Hurtwood House School


Hurtwood House is a 15–19 mixed, independent boarding school and sixth form near Dorking, Surrey, England. Founded in 1970 by Richard Jackson, the main house is an Edwardian mansion set in 200 acres (0.81 km2) in the Surrey Hills. The intern students, aged 16-19, organize their studies and leisure in 8 houses: The Hurtwood Main House, the Lodge, Radnor Cottage, Peaslake House, Ewhurst Place, the Turrets, Beatrice Webb House and Cornhill Manor.

In summer of 2007, Hurtwood gave Leith Hill Place (which was also a boarding house for students) back to the National Trust. They purchased Cornhill Manor towards Ewhurst village proper, which is a mainly rural clustered village, ready for the start of the 2007-2008 academic school year. Each house has its own grounds.

The school, which is non-denominational, offers a two-year pre-university course for students typically aged 16 to 19, mainly focused on GCE 'A' levels.

There are approximately 300 students, divided equally between boys and girls. There is also a high proportion of overseas students who attend the school, notably from China.

The school has a strong national academic record, regularly ranked in a broad category as a leading co-educational school.

The school has the highest post-16 "Contextual Value Added" (CVA) score of any school in the UK. This takes into account the achievement of students on entry and measures the improvements they make during their courses of study.

A wider range of subjects and a greater flexibility of choice

The potential scientist, linguist, artist, philosopher, lawyer, actor or captain of industry – each is well catered for and each is equally valued. Hurtwood prepares students in 22 A-level subjects which can be studied in any combination.  This enables students to select a program which reflects their personal strengths and passions and puts them on the first step of the journey towards the realization of their aspirations.  All A-Level courses are fully linear and are examined at the end of the two-year course.

A gateway to the very best Universities

More than 150 students are currently studying Mathematics or Science as one of their A-level subjects, and the places which Hurtwood Students have been awarded at the top universities reflect a real diversity of career aspirations, from Chemical Engineering and Medicine to Applied Psychology and Law.


Selection is based largely upon the impressions formed during the interview and on the reference provided by your school. In general, they want to be sure that you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve, that you are hard-working, mature, and ready to take full advantage of all the opportunities that Hurtwood House provides.

Obviously, your academic record is important and they have high academic standards to maintain, but this is certainly not the only criterion for selection. Above all, they need to feel that you are going to make a positive contribution to their community. Character, willingness, cheerfulness, creativity and enthusiasm are all qualities that they look for.


The interview is an informal affair and is a chance for students, and parents, to get to know Hurtwood as much as it is for them to get to know you.

Tuition Fees

BOARDING FEES £14,874 per term

DAY FEES £13,000 per term (Bursarial discounts are available)

There is a 15% surcharge for students who come to them from outside the GCSE system and also for those who require specialized English teaching in order to obtain GCSE English or other necessary qualifications in English language.

A deposit of £400 per term is requested to cover extra expenses such as stationery, books, medicines, outings etc.

Fees are likely to increase each year to keep pace with rising costs in education.

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