Royal Alexandra and Albert School

“The School provides a secure environment in which children and young people flourish, achieve academically, stretch their abilities and develop social skills” – Ofsted

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    Royal Alexandra and Albert School

    We are a boarding school with over 450 boarders, lessons on Saturday mornings and consequently long holidays. Our boarders span the age range 7-18, giving a family feel to the school. Our emphasis is on each pupil achieving their potential both in terms of examinations and also in sport, music, drama and many other activities.

    Category: Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 540 Boys / / 530 Girls

    Day pupils: 620

    Boarder Number: 450

    Age Range: 7-18 Years

    Founded: 1758

    Location Description

    Rural, set in 260 acres of parkland just outside London and close to both Gatwick and Heathrow.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Mark Dixon

    Contact for enquiries:Mrs Fiona Newport, Admissions Officer

    Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0TD

    Tel: 01737 649001



    Primary Department, covering the age range 7-11 with a suite of classrooms around a playground and a vibrant Primary boarding house. Well equipped Secondary school with boarders housed in eight purpose-built boarding houses. New boarding annexes with ensuite single study bedrooms for Sixth Formers. Performing Arts Centre which is also a 400 seat Theatre. Large, well-equipped Music department. All weather, floodlit sports pitches, indoor swimming pool, Fitness Centre, outdoor gym, dance studio and a covered games area. Riding School with our own horses, an outdoor Sand School and an Indoor Riding School.


    Academic and sporting scholarships to pupils of outstanding merit who are admitted as full boarders into Year 7 or Year 9 at the start of the academic year. Sixth Form Scholarships for pupils who achieve at least 6 A*s at GCSEs. Up to two thirds Boarding Bursaries for the sons and daughters of the Clergy. Bursaries are also available if there is a demonstrable need for boarding.

    Entrance Requirements

    Confidential reference from current school and interview.


    2020/2021. Full Boarding (Years 3-13): £5250 per term. Weekly Boarding: None Flexi Boarding/Day (Years 3-6): £1,450 per term. Flexi Boarding/Day (Years 7-11): £1,980 per term. Sixth Form Non Boarding: £707 per term.

    Our level of charges is very significantly lower than that of almost every other UK boarding school because Royal Alexandra and Albert School is a state-maintained, voluntary-aided school, rather than an independent or private school.

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