The Royal School, Haslemere

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The Royal School offers a holistic education – first class academic teaching, outstanding pastoral care, a remarkable spectrum of co-curricular activities and an important spiritual dimension based upon Christian values. We aim to nurture and encourage our young people, while at the same time challenging each one to be the best they can be. We focus very much on the individual, seeking to develop every child’s talents and instilling in each one intellectual curiosity and a love of learning.

The Royal School can take your child through every stage of their primary and secondary education. We have a Daycare and Nursery and Junior School in Hindhead and just a few minutes away, a Senior School and Sixth Form in Haslemere. We also think globally, seeking to integrate our International students into The Royal School community.

We are proud of our Royal Patronage and are privileged to have as our Patron Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. We are also very proud of our naval heritage and our many links with The Royal Navy.

Our school is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with sweeping views over the Surrey countryside. Do come and visit us and discover for yourself what it is that makes a Royal School education so distinctive.

Gifted & Talented

There are a number of ways in which Gifted and Talented children can be identified, using one or more of the following:

  • outstanding achievement in School assessments
  • predictive tests
  • professional recommendation
  • teacher assessment and observation
  • identification questionnaires.

The Gifted and Talented programme extends the more able in their chosen subjects. We are committed to catering for individual differences and helping pupils reach their full potential. Staff aim to provide opportunities both in lessons and in extra-curricular activities for Gifted and Talented learners to make use of their individual talents and gifts and to develop to the edge of their ability. This can happen in the following ways:

  • Acceleration: placing in a higher year group or beginning GCSE or A Level studies early
  • Extension: studying topics in greater depth
  • Enrichment: additional activities to stretch
  • Differentiation: appropriate/relevant teaching approaches
  • Teaching thinking skills: awareness of learning styles.

The extra-curricular programme of the School provides many opportunities for pupils to develop personal academic, artistic and sporting interests including competitions, clubs, lectures, trips and workshops. The range of speakers, off-site visits and opportunities sometimes shared with other schools, enables our pupils to stretch themselves and broaden their horizons in a wider context.


We screen all pupils entering the Senior School and also look closely at their academic records and, where applicable, their entrance papers.

Support can be put in place for as long as it is deemed necessary and takes the form of help with spelling, reading, time-management and study skills. Children may also receive assistance with specific subjects as necessary.
Our International pupils do not have English as their first language and therefore need additional support in order to gain the most from their studies across the curriculum. English language learners work towards internationally recognised qualifications including Cambridge University Language Assessment Examinations (e.g. IELTS) and IGCSE in English as a Second Language. These ensure our students are fully equipped with the correct language requirements for university entrance.

Bursaries & Scholarships

Scholarships awarded at 11+, 13+ & Sixth Form

Means-tested bursaries available

Bursaries for HMF (5% related to need)

Sibling discounts (10% first sibling; 15% subsequent children

Former pupils discount 10%

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