Belmont School

At Belmont School we believe that the happiness and well-being of every pupil is of paramount importance and lies at the heart of a successful education. We invest in these qualities in a school where kindness, respect and first-class pastoral care underpin all that we do. We have inspirational teachers whose dynamism and energy enrich the pupils’ educational experiences using their impressive skills, creativity and enthusiasm. We believe in childhood and the pupils at Belmont exude a palpable energy that speaks for itself.

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    Belmont School

    Belmont School offers a complete educational package for boys and girls aged 3 to 16 in one beautiful 65 acre setting in the Surrey Hills close to Guildford, Leatherhead, Dorking, Horsham and Cranleigh. Pupils may attend as a day, day-boarding, flexi-boarding or weekly-boarding pupils and we are able to offer flexibility to amend your arrangements daily if necessary.

    Minibus transport services are available to a range of destinations including Putney, West Sussex and Surrey and being a boarding school, we are also able to offer a range of options for day children from 7.30am to 8pm.

    The pupils and adults at Belmont School live and breathe `Achievement through Happiness’.  The school offers outstanding Early Years provision, a vibrant and excellent Prep School for Years 2 to 6 and an inspirational Senior School from Year 7.

    Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 120 Boys / / 80 Girls

    Age Range: 3-16 Years

    Founded: 1880

    Location Description

    Victorian mansion overlooking the picturesque village of Holmbury St. Mary between Guildford and Dorking in Surrey..

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr. Marc Broughton

    Contact for enquiries:Miss Charlotte Smith, Registrar

    Feldemore, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6LQ

    Tel: 01306 730852



    At Belmont pupils enjoy first-class facilities, irrespective of their age, and these include a purpose built Music School, a Sports Hall, Performing Arts studio, main Theatre, Design Technology Suite and Science laboratories.  The Aquileon Building provides further state of the art facilities in Art, Information Technology, Drama, Dance and Photography.  In addition there is a designated Wellbeing Centre to support all members of our community.

    Outdoor facilities include a ropes course, MTB mountain biking tracks, a pump track, camping and outdoor activities area.  There are also three adventure playgrounds, an Astro, cross-country tracks, a swimming pool and extensive sports pitches.


    Bursaries available from Year 3 and Scholarships available to those entering Year 7 and Year 9.

    Entrance Requirements

    Certain educational standards are required, which are assessed through entrance tests, contributions during taster days, school reports and references, and discussions with the pupils and their parents.  Academic assessment for older pupils focuses on verbal and non-verbal reasoning, English and Mathematical skills.



    Day Fees:

    Pre-Reception from £1790 per term (With funding)

    Reception to Year 2: from £4050 – £4760 per term

    Years 3 to 6: £5880 – £6660 per term

    Years 7 – 11: £6820 – £7280 per term

    Boarding Fees:

    Weekly Boarding (Sunday to Thursday night or Monday to Friday night and weekly seat on the London bus): an additional £1885 per term

    Flexi-boarding: £46 per night


    ISC, ISA, NACE, IAPS, The WellBeing Hub

    Downloadable Resources


    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Senior School Open Morning: Friday 23 Feb 2024 - Time: 9:30 am

    Early Years Open Morning: Tuesday 27 Feb 2024 - Time: 10:00 am

    Prep School Open Morning: Friday 8 Mar 2024 - Time: 10:00 am

    Open Events: Please REGISTER your interest

    Contact Charlotte Codrington at, or call 01306 730852 or visit for details.


    Please view our Virtual Tour


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      The Board of Governors of Belmont School, Holmbury St Mary is delighted to announce the appointment of the next Head...

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      Future generations will be able to learn more about Belmont School now that a time capsule has been buried in the foundations of its latest development, the Aquileon Building, which derives its name from the classical roots for the two School Houses – Eagles (Aquila) and Lions (Leo).  The Bursar at Belmont School and Project...

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      The summer has been busy at Belmont School with the demolition of the Head’s House in readiness for the construction of the Aquileon Building. The building will form the hub for the growing Senior School and will provide six new classrooms, two double height Art Studios, an ICT suite, Photography Department, Performing Arts studio for...

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      From September 2020, Belmont School will extend its age range upwards to prepare pupils for GCSE. Belmont will educate girls and boys up to Year 11.  This will mean that Belmont School will become a co-educational day and flexi/weekly boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 to 16, with extended day care provision and...

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      Congratulations to our U13 boys who brought home the Travtel Sevens Rugby Salver from St Michael’s annual Festival of Sport in Jersey with a score of 26 - 7.  This is the second time Belmont has been victorious in the rugby sevens event following a tournament win in 2018.    Six of our team were also selected to play for...

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