Tormead School

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Tormead is one of the country’s leading independent girls schools located in Surrey.

We are very proud of our school and its ethos of encouraging each individual pupil to develop her talents to the full in a happy, caring and supportive environment. Our academic expectations are high, and we value our students’ impressive record of examination successes and university places. We are equally proud of their many other cultural and sporting achievements, and of their varied contributions to the wider community.

Tormead’s Values are the principles upon which our school strives to live by. They are our vision of where we are and where we want to be. Everything we do at Tormead links to one or more of our Values: we treat everyone with respect and dignity; we deliver academic excellence; we enrich through a broad and varied curriculum; we celebrate effort and achievement; we bring out the best in our girls; we prepare girls for life beyond Tormead.

Tormead respects individuality, celebrates diversity and encourages girls to be themselves, whilst emphasising equally the value of tolerance, teamwork and collective responsibility. The academic pace offers stimulus and challenge, but is combined with an excellent range of extra-curricular activities, enabling Tormead to offer a broad but balanced, stimulating and progressive education, all underpinned by an emphasis on pastoral care where the progress and welfare of every pupil is monitored carefully.

We work closely with parents to enable each girl to leave Tormead at ease with herself, and ready to face with confidence the challenges of higher education and beyond.

The best way to find out more is to come and visit us. Please take up our invitation to attend one of Tormead’s open days, so that you may meet our staff and pupils and take a tour around our facilities.

Gifted & Talented

As an academically selective school all girls are stretched academically in order to assist them in achieving their potential. In the classroom, there is a limited amount of setting and significant amounts of extension work.

The extra-curricular Beacon Programme in the Senior School is designed to expose girls to topics beyond the curriculum, providing them with intellectual challenges and the opportunity to develop and defend their ideas and views.


We offer Learning Support to all girls in a variety of ways: study skills sessions for all, touch typing clubs and offer specialist 1:1 teaching for girls with specific mild learning difficulties eg dyslexia, dyscalculia. We are developing an academic mentoring system that will complement Learning Support.

Bursaries & Scholarships

At 11+ (Year 7) there are up to five Academic, two Music and two Art Scholarships available each year, worth 10% of the current tuition fees.

Additionally, Music Scholarships cover the cost of tuition for one instrument provided that tuition is taken at Tormead. Exceptional candidates may be offered tuition at Tormead on two instruments.

A Music Exhibition may also be awarded, there is no reduction in school fees, but an Exhibition does cover the cost of instrument tuition provided that the tuition takes place at Tormead.

All Scholarships are reviewed annually and are tenable for the whole of a girl’s time at Tormead subject to our satisfaction with her overall effort and attitude towards her studies. Award-holders are expected to remain at Tormead until they have completed their A Level examinations.

In the Sixth Form there are up to five new Academic, two new Music and two new Art Scholarships available each year, worth 10% of the current tuition fees.

There are also two Sixth Form Sports Scholarships each worth 10% of the current tuition fees available to girls already at Tormead.

Entrance Bursaries
The Governors of Tormead are committed to broadening access to the school by offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees. These are means tested and fall into two categories:

  1. Entrance Bursaries are available at 11+ and 16+, where a place has been offered but parents/guardians are unable to fund the tuition fees.
    Entrance Bursaries may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees payable and assistance with extras including school uniform and residential trips, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants. There are a limited number of Entrance Bursaries available each year and unfortunately we are unable to consider applications made after the published deadline.
  2. Hardship Bursaries
    This fund is for existing pupils where a change in parents’/guardians’ circumstances has resulted in difficulty in meeting tuition fees and which could therefore result in the child being withdrawn part way through a stage of her education.

Awards made from this Hardship Fund are for temporary financial assistance up to 50% of tuition fees and for up to one academic year in normal circumstances.

A parent / guardian may apply for a bursary to the Headmistress / Bursar, explaining his / her situation and using the standard form of application. Such awards are subject to the availability of funding and cannot be guaranteed.

To request an application form for either a Hardship Bursary or an Entrance Bursary please email or call 01483 796045

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