Cobham Hall is the only all-girls Round Square boarding and day school in the United Kingdom. Although the majority of our students are British, girls join us from all over the world, including the USA, Europe, Asia and Africa.
We aspire to produce extraordinary girls, each extraordinary in her own way. We believe a good education shows them that with the right knowledge, skills and attitude, the possibilities are endless. We want every girl to realise there is more in her than she thinks.
We are a small, gentle school. Becoming extraordinary does not have to begin with toughness; confidence is not a prerequisite, but an inevitable result. And just because we are not single-mindedly academic does not mean we are not academically strong. Throughout the school, up to the International Baccalaureate Diploma in the Sixth Form, we strive to instil intellectual curiosity and, as girls grow, a drive to change the world.
As a Round Square school, learning at Cobham goes beyond lessons; subjects are interactive and interwoven. We believe that learning can be present in any moment of any day, through every experience; that the learning process should be fascinating.
The philosophy of education through experience also underpins our adventures outside the classroom from extracurricular activities to school trips and Round Square conferences, service projects and exchanges around the world.
As a boarding and day school, we offer the best of both worlds. Day girls can benefit from the busy-ness and flexibility of a boarding school – they can come early for breakfast and stay late for supper and prep or stay the night – while boarders can go out and about with local girls.
Location, setting and transport
Just 17 minutes from London by fast rail, our 150 acres of grounds give girls space to run, to think, to learn and experience; to entertain themselves and to be children a little longer. A minibus service is available for weekly boarders and day girls coming from London and towns and villages close to the school.
Scholarships and bursaries
Scholarships are available for entry into Years 7 to 10 and Sixth Form and are available for a variety of subjects. Bursaries and Elders, Forces and sibling discounts are also available.
Open mornings are held in March and October. We are happy to arrange personal visits and trial stays at other times throughout the year.
“I’ve come to realise how much Cobham Hall has prepared me for all sorts of life experiences and adventures.” Sixth Form leaver