Danes Hill School in Surrey is widely recognised as one of the leading co-educational day preparatory schools in the country. Situated in 55 acres of landscaped ground in the village of Oxshott, Danes Hill provides children aged 3 to 13 with an exciting and dynamic curriculum. In recent years, Danes Hill has become one of the last remaining 13+ co-educational Nursery, Pre-prep and Prep School in Surrey. This unique educational environment gives the children a chance to develop academically and socially before embarking on their Senior School journey.
The school encourages pupils to become confident, articulate individuals by providing them with values, skills and a desire for learning ready to take on the challenges of the next stage of their education and life beyond.
The school aims to provide a broad-based education, with sufficient support and resources available for those at both the stronger and weaker ends of the spectrum to achieve their full potential. Danes Hill children are also encouraged to take every opportunity to develop sporting, musical, dramatic and other non-academic talents and interests. The school is divided into four houses and inter-house competition in sporting, artistic and academic spheres is encouraged.
The school aims to guide children so that they become independent and confident individuals who enjoy succeeding and making a contribution to both the school and the wider community.
Children are expected to have the fullest possible involvement in the life of the school, and the flourishing school council meets regularly to discuss issues and influence decisions affecting pupils’ welfare.
Pupils are always encouraged to be tolerant and supportive of others, and there is a strong emphasis on charitable giving and fundraising which might range from support for an individual child’s fund-raising efforts, to a major event such as a sponsored walk, involving the whole school.