Danes Hill School


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  • Category: Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Roll: 485 (Boys) 380 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 3 - 13 years
  • Founded: 1947

General Information

At Danes Hill we seek to prepare children not only academically, but morally and socially for the rest of their lives. We develop in our children an appetite for the challenges of life, an energetic curiosity for knowledge and an interest in, and respect for other people. We also think that it is essential that our pupils should enjoy their time at school.

“Danes Hill was deemed excellent in all areas in our ISI Inspection report. We consider excellence to be an attitude of  mind and habit rather than a singular act or skill. It is only through constantly raising expectations and striving for excellence that we can enable our children to reach their full potential. They are our future.”
Willie Murdock, Headmaster.


Separate Pre-preparatory and Preparatory buildings, 2 ICT suites, interactive whiteboards, wireless network laptops, new art studio with kiln, state-of-the-art design & technology rooms, 420 seat theatre, new drama studio, 3 choirs, orchestra, jazz band, string ensemble, individual instrumental lessons, science laboratories, lessons in French, Spanish and Latin, extensive playing fields, swimming pool, facilities for all main sports as well as sailing and cross-country.

Entrance Requirements

From 5+ : informal tests, Taster day in school.


A school record of 67 Senior School Scholarships awarded in 2016

Open Days

All visits are welcome, please contact the school.


2016/2017. £2,135 - £5,915 per term


ISI Inspection 2013

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mr W D Murdock

Contact for enquiries: Mrs C. Ward, Registrar. registrar@daneshill.surrey.sch.uk

Danes Hill School
Leatherhead Road
KT22 0JG

[t]: 01372 842509
[f]: 01372 844452
[w]: www.daneshillschool.co.uk

Location Description

55 acre campus, close to M25 jctn 9.

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School News

A team of 27 budding volcanologists ventured into the largest lava tube in Europe on the Northern Coast of Tenerife.
They were able to go swimming

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in pools carved out from Lava, jumping off some high cliffs into the refreshing Atlantic sea.
Tenerife has the least light pollution in Europe and they were able to see Jupiter and Galileo’s moons along with Saturn and another galaxy in detail.
The trip finished in style with the party observing a school of pilot whales and three different types of dolphin.

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