Danes Hill School

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.

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Danes Hill 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

Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory

Pupils: Co-Education

Type: Day

Religious Affiliation: Church of England

Roll: 516 Boys / 356 Girls

Age Range: 3-13 Years

Founded: 1947

Location Description

55 acre campus, close to M25 jctn 9.

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mr W D Murdock

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

Leatherhead Road , Leatherhead, Surrey

Tel: 01372 842509

Email: registrar@daneshillschool.co.uk



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


46 Senior School Scholarships awarded to a range of 17 senior schools in 2020.

All Common Entrance pupils successfully gained entry to their chosen senior school.

Entrance Requirements

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


2020/2021. £2,327 – £6,780 per term.



All visits are welcome, please contact the school

To book a personal tour, please contact Carolyn via phone 01372 849203, or by email registrar@daneshill.surrey.sch.uk


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