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Set in the Surrey Hills in an area of outstanding natural beauty, our secure campus provides a calm inspiring setting where our pupils benefit from all that nature has to offer. Our pupils leave us grounded, knowing what it means to be a good human being, not fearing the unknown, and, ultimately, prepared to live a life that is fulfilled.
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We want our pupils to acknowledge what is good for their own well-being, to be confident, ambitious and disciplined in their behaviour.
Kindness is the norm. We act with humility, have respect for others and are encouraged to use our voice.
We challenge our pupils and staff to reach for the stars. We dare them to take a chance to believe that their dream is something more than a thought or possibility.
At the Royal School, we believe that everything we do, every single day, prepares our pupils for the future and that education is not about forcing pupils to fit a predetermined mould. Our Future Ready philosophy goes beyond traditional academic knowledge and focuses on fostering and developing emotional intelligence, practical skills, and critical thinking abilities. We aim to empower students to become adaptable, resilient, and caring individuals who can thrive in an unpredictable future.
"The exciting plans for the school and the changes that have already taken place at the school are fantastic!"
SENIOR SCHOOL PARENT
"Drama has been the most influential part of my time at the Royal. The friendships, memories and experiences that I have made along the way will stick with me forever. It has really made me into the confident person that I am today."
MILLIE, LOWER SIXTH ACADEMIC SCHOLAR
"Every child is celebrated for who they are and what they individually can achieve."
LOWER SCHOOL PARENT
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Our History & Our Future
The original Royal Naval School was founded for the daughters and sisters of Naval and Marine Officers. From the outset the founders’ ambition was for the girls to become independent.
The Grove School
The co-ancestor of The Royal School, The Grove School, was founded and was, equally, a pioneer in girls’ education.
Our Royal Patron
On ascension to the throne in 1952, HM Queen Elizabeth II took on the role of Patron of The Royal Naval School and remained our Patron until her death in 2022.
The Princess Royal
HRH The Princess Royal inherited the Presidency from her uncle, Admiral of the Fleet The Earl Mountbatten of Burma, in 1975 and remains a committed supporter of The Royal School, visiting on a regular basis and always providing a great deal of encouragement.
The Royal Naval School and The Grove School merged to form The Royal School. From the outset, the founders’ ambitions were for the pupils to become independent and responsible members of society and this remains true today.
Launch of Co-education
The Royal School welcomed boys and became a co-educational school. The aim of the school has always been to deliver a first class education in a vibrant and caring environment, where pupils become confident, successful and compassionate young people with qualities and qualifications that enable them to excel in their adult lives.
The Royal School joined United Learning which is a group of schools operating both in the independent and maintained sectors and which is, itself, a charitable trust dating back to the late 19th Century.
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