Badington House School
Crest Photo BRONZE

Aldro School

Lombard Street, Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey, England GU8 6AS

Age Range & Fees

Age Range7 to 13
Annual Day Fees *18072 to 20973
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *4884 to 0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *24198 to 27222
* Currency:

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
21Full Boarding0
35Weekly Boarding0

Number of Staff

Full-time: 47
Part-time: 25

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr Chris A Carlier

Aldro was founded in 1898 and is a leading day and boarding school for 220 boys and girls between 7 and 13 with outstanding academic results and fine facilities.

The school is set in 25 acres of rare beauty in the village of Shackleford, within a mile of the A3 and 45 minutes from the centre of London, well placed for both Heathrow and Gatwick. With our full, weekly and family-friendly boarding, Aldro welcomes children from all around the world, as well as those looking for an idyllic country education away from the capital and many who join us daily from the towns and villages surrounding us.

The school's Christian foundation provides a vital ingredient to Aldro's ethos and pupils are encouraged as individuals to develop their own potential in a range of areas both inside and outside the classroom. The school has a caring, family atmosphere that helps children to be happy and fulfilled. Characters and abilities are unfolded, not moulded. Interests are ignited in and out of class. Pupils go on to do well at their chosen senior schools.

Facilities include a performing arts centre, sports hall,two science laboratories, an Art, Design and Technology Centre, an outdoor heated swimming pool, five hard tennis courts, a rifle range and a air pistol range as well as a lake on which the children row. The lovely Chapel is converted from a well-preserved barn.

Rugby, football, hockey, netball, cricket and athletics are the main sports but high standards are also achieved in tennis, swimming, cross country, shooting (rifle and pistol) and judo. The pupils enjoy outdoor education and for many, wide games in the surrounding woodland are a real highlight!

Music flourishes at Aldro. 85% of the children learn at least one instrument or are members of one of three choirs. There are three orchestras, a jazz band, a wind band, a big band and many instrumental ensembles. There are major concerts and dramatic productions each term. There are a wide selection of activities included in the enrichment programme including chess (seven national championship winning teams since 2004), lego club, dance, model railways and petanque.

    What we offer

    • Classics
    • Design technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • ICT
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • English as foreign/2nd language
    • French
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cricket
    • Cross-country
    • Fencing
    • Fitness training
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Martial arts
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Table tennis
    • Tennis
    • Water sports
    • Ballet
    • Canoeing
    • Chess
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Horse riding and management
    • Orienteering
    • Public speaking/Debating
    • Rowing
    • Sailing
    • Shooting
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Guitar
    • Jazz
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Percussion
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • After school club
    • Before school/Breakfast club
    • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
    • Experience of expatriates' children
    • Experience of gifted children
    • Experience of international students
    • Experience of services' children
    • Particular diets
    • Rail/Airport services
    • School bus service
    • Hearing
    • Dyslexia

    Method of Entry

    • Entry test or exam
    • Interview

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Other bursaries
    • Clergy/Ministers
    • Financial need

    Curriculum and Exams:

      Religious Affiliation:

      • Church of England

      Teaching Languages:

      • English
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