Tormead School

Located in Guildford, Surrey, Tormead is one of the country’s leading independent day schools for girls aged 4–18 years old.

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    Tormead School

    We are very proud of our school and its ethos of encouraging each individual pupil to develop her talents to the full in a happy, caring and supportive environment. Our academic expectations are high and we value our students’ impressive record of examination successes and university places. We are equally proud of their many other cultural and sporting achievements and their varied contributions to the life of the wider community.

    Tormead values individuality, celebrates diversity and encourages girls to be themselves, whilst emphasising equally the value of tolerance, teamwork and collective responsibility. The academic pace offers stimulus and challenge, but is combined with an excellent range of extra-curricular activities enabling Tormead to offer a broad but balanced, progressive education.

    Underpinning this is our wholeheartedly committed pastoral care of the pupils, allowing us to monitor carefully the progress and welfare of every girl. We work closely with parents to enable each girl to leave Tormead at ease with herself and ready to face with confidence the challenges of higher education and beyond.

    We believe an important part of preparing our girls for the future is to ensure they are adept with the use of new technologies. To this end, we have embraced tablets into our curriculum with the deployment of a 1:1 iPad scheme for girls in Years 5 to 13. With the opening of our new premises in Autumn 2015, the girls benefit from innovative spaces to think, collaborate and reflect. This, coupled with an enhanced digital infrastructure, delivers an innovative, creative blend of modern technology with high standards of teaching.

    Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Girls

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Roll: 0 Boys / 745 Girls

    Day pupils: 745

    Age Range: 4-18 Years

    Founded: 1905

    Location Description

    Tormead School occupies pleasant leafy grounds and is conveniently located on the outskirts of Guildford, within five minutes walk of London Road Railway Station and the town centre.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr David Boyd

    Contact for enquiries:Mrs Melanie Hobdey, Registrar

    27 Cranley Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2JD

    Tel: 01483 575101



    Performing Arts centre, Sports complex including an Olympic sprung floor, fitness suite, Sports hall, gymnasium. Netball & Tennis courts onsite.

    In partnership with Surrey sports park – World class sporting facility that includes 50m swimming pool, 3 Hockey pitches, climbing wall, fitness suites, café.

    Planning permission has been granted for a MUGA, further Netball court and Tartan running track onsite.


    Academic, Sport, Music & Art.

    Entrance Requirements

    By Assessment. Entrance examinations in January each year. 16+: min 8 GCSEs with at least 5 of them at grade 7 or above.



    Reception (Age 4+) £ 2,935 per term
    Years 1 – 2 (Age 5+ and 6+) £ 3,240 per term
    Years 3 – 4 (Age 7+ and 8+) £ 4,800 per term
    Years 5 – 6 (Age 9+ and 10+) £ 4,865 per term

    Senior School: Years 7 – 13  £ 5,570 per term

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    GSA, The Good schools Guide, Eco Schools, Apple Distinguished School, HPL accredited School

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Prep School Open Morning: Friday 4 Mar 2022 - Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 7 May 2022 - Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Prep School Open Morning: Friday 10 Jun 2022 - Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Senior School Open Morning: Saturday 1 Oct 2022 -

    The best way to find out more is to visit us in Guildford, Surrey. We would like to invite you to one of our Open Mornings so that you can meet our staff and pupils, and take a tour around our facilities.

    If you are unable to attend an Open Morning, our Registrar, Mrs Melanie Hobdey, will be pleased to arrange an alternative visit to Tormead. She can be contacted on 01483 796040.

    We look forward to welcoming you and your daughter to Tormead.


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    • Latest News from Tormead School

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    • Success for Tormead’s gymnasts

      Following a hugely successful Regional Championships in February, Tormead’s gymnasts achieved qualification to the prestigious British Championships held last weekend at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke. Over two days, the team displayed strong, powerful vaulting, beautifully performed individual floor work and trio routines demonstrating good timing, creativity, artistry and team work. Then came the...

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    • New Head for Tormead

      The Governors of Tormead School are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr David Boyd MA (Oxon) PGCE (Cantab) as Head from September 2020. David joins Tormead School from Latymer Upper School, a leading co-educational day school in Hammersmith, where he is currently Deputy Head (Pastoral). Previously, he spent two years in Hong Kong establishing...

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    • Tormead School is Celebrating!

      Tormead School is celebrating! We have been recognised as one of the very best schools in the world and become accredited as a High Performance Learning World Class School. The award, only given to 11 other institutions globally, recognises schools at the forefront of educational thinking with exceptional outcomes for students. Tormead now joins an...

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      Tormead hosted the South East Milano Trio competition on Sunday 1 December, once again claiming a significant number of gleaming titles! It was a hugely successful competition for all the Tormead gymnasts across both the National and Development squads. As a result, the Under 11, 13, 16 and 19 teams will represent Tormead and The...

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      Congratulations to Emma in the Lower Sixth who has been awarded a coveted Arkwright Engineering Scholarship and is the sixth Tormead pupil to win this prestigious national award in the past four years. Emma’s scholarship is being sponsored by the Tempest Consortium. The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is awarded to the next generation of young engineers,...

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      We are very proud of our Year 10 girls, Charlotte and Emmie, who are in New York City this week to speak at the UN Youth Forum held at NASDAQ, on behalf of the charity iamtheCODE, the first African-led global movement to mobilise government, private sector and investors to advance STEAMED (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts,...

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      In early January a combined group of Upper and Lower Sixth girls visited Washington, DC.  Despite the partial federal shutdown, the group had tours of Congress, the Supreme Court and the Pentagon, providing them with a captivating insight into the world of US politics. They also spent a beautiful afternoon in the sunshine visiting  Arlington...

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      Congratulations to Izzy, Tormead’s Computer Science A Level student who was the top scorer at the UK government’s landmark cyber security training camp this summer, Cyber Discovery. Izzy’s team, “E for Exploitation”, was also the overall winner at the Elite camp in Bristol, aimed at inspiring the next generation of cyber security experts. Competition to...

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