Welcome to Boarding

A home-from-home in the English countryside

The Royal Boarding 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

  • Under 1 hour to Heathrow and Gatwick Airport​

  • Under 1 hour train journey to London Waterloo​

  • Under 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 are part of a tight-knit community, where local and international pupils feel equally at home and enjoy each other's company in our vibrant and buzzing house. Our Head of Boarding, Mrs Bartlett-Rawlings and her team make sure that you feel happy and at home when you are here. There is always someone to talk to, whether you need help in your academic studies or just a listening ear. The fun and fulfilling schedule of activities and trips means you gain all sorts of experiences that are enriching and make for an unforgettable boarding experience.

No 'compulsory' exeat weekends




At The Royal, we take the cost and worry of going to guardians for exeats out of the picture. We remain open and buzzing with activities throughout the term. This is a unique offering and popular with parents and pupils alike.

Boarders have the choice to stay with us over the weekends (except holidays and half terms) to enjoy a range of activities lead by our experienced Head of Boarding.