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Prior's Field

Priorsfield Road, Godalming, Surrey, England GU7 2RH

Age Range & Fees

Age Range11 to 18
Annual Day Fees *£19800 to £20250
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£29775 to £30720
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£32220 to £33150
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
0Full Boarding26
0Weekly Boarding19

Number of Staff

Full-time: 75
Part-time: 50

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
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Mrs Tracy Kirnig

Parents frequently ask me what's distinctive about Prior's Field.

I always reply that we are a school focused on the development of unique individuals. Our small size is a huge advantage in this, but we also have a strong family ethos, wonderful team spirit and big ambitions for our girls.

Prior's Field is a school where girls are encouraged to grasp the opportunities created for them - from designing and racing electric cars, performing in master classes with world acclaimed musicians and exhibiting their art in national galleries, to setting up businesses in the Sixth Form. It's where they can be happy and inspired by talented teachers and enjoy positive, engaging relationships.

Prior's Field was graded excellent in all nine categories of its most recent ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) Report. The report concluded that excellent teaching, outstanding relationships and the high quality of both the curriculum and extra curricular activities enable pupils to make exceptional progress. Pupils of all abilities do extremely well.

Our Sixth Form offers a superb experience: with over 24 A Level subjects, small teaching groups and personal tutors, results are excellent. A weekly lecture programme, subject workshops, careers, UCAS and Oxbridge programmes ensure that everyone aims high. Community service options, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards, World Challenge and overseas trips provide further opportunities.

Pastoral care is one of Prior's Field's strengths. Staff know the girls well and encourage them to be themselves and to think independently. Boarding is at the heart of the school, with weekly boarding a popular option for London-based families and flexi-boarding (for up to two nights per week) offered for younger girls aged 11 to 13. Junior boarders live in the School House, under the care of the Junior Housemistress and resident staff. Sixth Form boarders are based in their own purpose-built house, many enjoying ensuite facilities, and are overseen by a separate Housemistress and staff team.

Prior's Field offers a distinctive route to high achievement, but at the centre of our concerns is also the sort of young woman your daughter will become. Our girls learn to hold true to themselves, to their work ethic, their friends and their humanity. They learn to see obstacles as exciting challenges and to do things because they're worth doing. They chase their dreams.

Why not visit us? You will be made very welcome.
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Tatler Schools' Guide 2015

"Its USP is that mysterious quality - value added. Prior's Field girls are the sort of girls you want your daughter to turn into."


"Without fail, somebody makes me smile EVERY DAY!"


“The pastoral care is fantastic. Day girls are envious of the boarders and wish they could board too, because of all the fun they have.”


"Prior’s Field is the BEST decision we have ever made."

Boarding parent

"There is a warm, caring, relaxed environment in boarding with clear boundaries and rules. My daughter has the best of school and home life under one roof."


"We send our girls to Prior’s Field because nothing is ever ordinary."

What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch rugby
  • Adventure training
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • First aid/life savers
  • Horse riding and management
  • Horticulture
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • 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
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Method of Entry

  • Entry test or exam
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • 6th Form
  • Sport
  • Means tested assisted places
  • Means tested bursaries

Curriculum and Exams:

  • A Level
    Advanced Level Examinations
  • AQA
    Assessments and Qualifications Alliance
  • BTEC
    Business and Technology Education Council
  • Edexcel Foundation
  • GCSE
    General Certicicate of Secondary Education
    International General Certicicate of Secondary Education
    London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • OCR
    Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations
  • WJEC

Religious Affiliation:

  • Non-denominational

Teaching Languages:

  • English
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