Welcome to Boarding

A home-from-home in the English countryside

The Royal School is situated in Haslemere, Surrey surrounded by beautiful countryside and the wonders of nature but within easy access of London.

We strive to create a home-from-home for our boarders, with a distinctive British element. The warmth of our community, paired with a commitment to British culture and values, ensures that pupils are not just boarders but integral members of our extended family.

A setting that inspires

It is hard to beat the position of our school, nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty and safe at the top of Farnham Lane, yet close enough to Haslemere train station to hop on a train to explore the busy hotspots of London or the cobbled streets, shops and cultural venues of Guildford.

  • Located within the Surrey Hills National Landscape

  • 26-acre site in the historic, charming market town of Haslemere

  • Approximately 1 hour to Heathrow and Gatwick Airport​

  • 50 minute train journey to London Waterloo​

  • Approximately 1 hour to Portsmouth, South Coast​

The Royal School is ideal for parents wanting a wholesome, safe environment for pupils that is close enough to London to experience the culture and magnificence of our capital

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A warm & inclusive community





As a boarder at The Royal, you become a part of a close-knit community where both local and international pupils feel equally welcomed and enjoy each other's company in a lively and energetic environment. Our Head of Boarding, Mrs Bartlett-Rawlings, along with her team, ensure that you feel comfortable and at home during your stay. Whether you require academic assistance or simply someone to talk to, there will always be someone available to lend an ear. The engaging schedule of activities and excursions guarantees that you will gain a variety of enriching experiences, creating a memorable boarding experience.

No 'compulsory' exeat weekends





At The Royal, we offer a unique solution to the cost and worry of going to guardians for exeats. We remain open and active with a variety of activities throughout the term, which is popular with parents and pupils alike. Our boarders can stay with us over the weekends (except holidays and half terms) to enjoy a range of activities led by our experienced Head of Boarding.