Prior’s Field

Prior’s Field – the place to achieve

Prior’s Field offers a distinctive route to high achievement. Set in stunning Surrey parkland, but only 45 minutes from London, this thriving day and boarding school was founded in 1902 and is often recognised today for its large silver unicorn statue which stands proudly at the entrance.

As a relatively small senior school, we are focused on the development of unique individuals and have a top priority of achieving happy girls as a springboard for success. Our ethos is clear “We celebrate achievement in the round – creatively, actively, pastorally and yes of course academically – but not to the exclusion of everything else. Girls are encouraged to grasp opportunities both academic and co-curricular and the school has a very strong reputation for Creative Arts, Science and for its elite Tennis Academy.

We aim for a cohesive yet inclusive cohort, to include some girls with specific learning needs and yet attain incredible academic results, with girls achieving University places at a wide range of top destinations including Cambridge, Oxford, Exeter, Manchester and St Andrews amongst others.

The Unicorn of Education – the stuff of childhood dreams” 2020 Tatler Schools Guide

Essentials

  • Head Mrs Tracy Kirnig
  • Mrs Tracy Kirnig
  • Age range 11 - 18
  • Day / Boarding
    • Day
    • Full Boarding
    • Weekly Boarding
    • Flexi Boarding
  • Religious affiliation None
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE
  • 16+ BTEC or NVQ, A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term) December 2020 - December 2021
  • Senior School
    • Day £6,400 - £6,525
    • Full Boarding £10,375 - £10,685
  • Sixth Form
    • Day £6,525
    • Full Boarding £10,685
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE
    • 16+ BTEC or NVQ, A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) December 2020 - December 2021
    • Senior School
      • Day £6,400 - £6,525
      • Full Boarding £10,375 - £10,685
    • Sixth Form
      • Day £6,525
      • Full Boarding £10,685

Bursaries & Scholarships

For entry at 11+, parents must register by early October prior to entry the following September. Applicants will be invited to visit the school in the Autumn Term of Year 6 for Preview Day when Stage 1 of scholarships screening and activities take place. An individual interview is held at some point during the Autumn Term. A request for a written reference is also made to the applicant’s current School before entrance examinations.

All registered girls are invited back in early December to take an entrance examination. At 11+ the examination comprises an English test and Maths test, plus a non verbal reasoning paper. Results from these tests are considered alongside Preview Day feedback and the reference from the applicant’s current School. Shortlisted Scholars are invited back for interviews with departments in December and January.

13+ Admissions
Entrance examinations for 13+ applicants take place in early December or early January and comprises papers in English, Maths and Science. A request for a written reference will be made to the applicant’s present school before the entrance examinations.

Scholarship Assessments 11+ and 13+
Candidates are invited to apply for scholarships at 11+ or 13+. Art, Drama and Sports scholarship assessments take place in early November before entrance examinations, followed by Music scholarship assessments in January. Academic scholarship awards are based upon entrance examination results

The Governors of Prior’s Field are committed to broadening access to the School and by offering to eligible parents/guardians means tested financial support they enable parents who could not otherwise afford independent School fees the opportunity to send their daughters to the School.

The Governors of Prior’s Field are committed to broadening access to the School and by offering to eligible parents/guardians means tested financial support they enable parents who could not otherwise afford independent School fees the opportunity to send their daughters to the School.

Bursaries are generally expressed as a percentage reduction on the School tuition fees up to a maximum of 95% and are applicable to day and boarding fees. They do not apply to extra tuition, to flexi-boarding or sleepover charges, nor to any ‘extras’ such as trips, stationery or extra-curricular activities.

Bursaries may be awarded alongside scholarships, exhibitions or sibling/old girl discounts. In these circumstances, the bursary is applied as a percentage of the fee remaining after the other award has been made.

Bursaries are subject to annual testing of parental means and may be varied upwards or downwards, depending on parental circumstances.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • HM Forces discounts
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Lump-sum payment discounts
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships

Film

An Introduction to Prior's Field by Head Tracy Kirnig
Prior's Field The Place to Achieve - a pictorial introduction to the school.

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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