Prior's Field School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Priorsfield Road
01483 810551
11 - 18
Girls only
Other independent school
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Independent inspection report
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
A level average point score
Average A level result
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
Day, Weekly and Full Boarding
Boarding Type
Scholarship Status
Day Fees Per Term

Leaver Destinations


School Description

Prior's Field has always been an extraordinary and exciting place in which to learn. In its most recent ISI Report (Independent Schools Inspectorate), the school was awarded the top rating, excellent, in all categories of inspection including quality of achievement, teaching, pastoral care, boarding and links with parents. The school is located in Godalming, Surrey - 31 miles north east of Chichester and only 35 miles from London. According to one parent: "Nothing is ever ordinary at Prior's Field."

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News & events from Prior's Field School

Last update: 01 May 2021


Below are the next dates for our Open Morning and Meet the Head Coffee Morning and Tour. 

However you are warmly welcome to book an individual visit at any time. 

Click here to read more information from our Admissions Team or contact us via the link below. 

New date coming soon.

We welcome you to join us at our next Open Day, to find out how Prior’s Field can offer your daughter a distinctive route to high achievement.

Hear from the Head, be given an individual tour of the school by a current pupil, meet our talented teaching staff and experience for yourself the uniqueness that sets Prior’s Field apart.

To book your place please contact:

Admissions Team
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01483 813402



Meet the Head Coffee Mornings

A must-see opportunity for all those considering entry in 2020. Hear in-depth presentations from Head and members of the Senior Leadership Team on why Prior’s Field offers a distinctive route to high achievement to include: Academic curriculum and teaching; Pastoral care; Co-curricular opportunities; Boarding options.

Followed by tours with current pupils and an opportunity to view the school on a normal working day. To book your place please contact our Admissions department on 01483 813107.

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Excellent schools – whether academies, independent or maintained – are all about developing the individual child, creating an environment in which they can be happy and inspired by talented teachers.

This truth was at the heart of Prior’s Field founder Julia Huxley’s vision, when she opened the Godalming-based school in 1902. Prior’s Field nurtured talent, fostered ambition and encouraged girls to look outwards into society – offering a distinctive route to high achievement – as it does to this day.

At Prior’s Field, as well as focusing on academic ability and outcome, we promote participation, motivation, self-belief and enjoyment to bring out the best in our young people and transform lives.

Small classes allow each pupil to be well-known and understood by staff. Support extends beyond the classroom: Prior’s Field offers supervised prep (at no extra charge) and, having done their homework, girls can stay on for supper.


Beyond Prior's Field

Girls leave Prior’s Field for a wide range of universities, including Oxbridge, to study courses as diverse as medicine, philosophy, law and engineering. In their time here, however, they will also have learnt to: rise to the challenge of leadership and service opportunities (through Head Girl, Deputy and Prefect responsibilities, running school assemblies and events, mentoring younger pupils, Duke of Edinburgh awards that include working with local and national charities); set up businesses in the Sixth Form, including taking over the reins of PF Babysitters, a registered babysitting service set up three years ago by the then Upper Sixth; drive safely; cook healthily on a student budget (as taught by our school chef); control their finances; manage stress through yoga, mindfulness and exam revision technique; work and socialise with students from other sixth forms and colleges.

Boarding at Prior's Field 
From its inception, boarding has been at the heart of Prior’s Field and approximately a quarter of its current pupils take advantage of boarding on a full, weekly or flexible basis. ISI inspectors, reporting in 2016, found girls for whom Prior’s Field is their second home to be “articulate, engaging and courteous”. Head of Boarding, Mrs Emma Picken, comments: ‘We were especially pleased that the report highlights the “atmosphere of trust, tolerance and friendship in the boarding houses” – testament to the commitment of our girls and boarding staff to each other’.

Boarding can prove an indispensable option for busy, working families but also for girls whose parents are abroad or for whom home life is difficult. Prior’s Field welcomes applications from any girl who would benefit from a place at the school, regardless of their financial situation, and bursaries are available at all entry points.

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Prior's Field pupils have a wide range of abilities, talents and interests. The aim of the school is to provide an excellent all-round secondary education that brings out the best in each girl according to her abilities and talents.

• 2016 ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) Report: awarded ‘excellent’ in all nine areas of inspection, including quality of achievement, teaching, pastoral care, boarding and links with parents.

• Dedicated and inspiring teachers.

• Small classes.

• Superb pastoral care.

• Excellent academic results

• Bespoke Sixth Form House with quiet study areas, social spaces and lunchtime bistro area; our most senior girls are supported by a dedicated team of Sixth Form staff and experience a change in teaching style, more akin to university.

• Full, flexi and weekly boarding: boarding at Prior’s Field is a unique and fulfilling experience, and one which supports many busy working parents. A London school bus service is available to return girls home on a Friday after school and pick them up again on a Sunday evening. 

• Girls are encouraged to throw themselves into a range of over 40 extra-curricular clubs and activities.

• Excellent facilities set in 42 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside, including a new combined Science, Music and Technology centre and on-site tennis academy. 

• Specialist EAL (English as an additional language) team.

• Extensive daily, local school bus network.

• Excellent transport links to London and close to international airports.

• “Quirky, sparky and passionate for learning.” Good Schools Guide


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Prior's Field School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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