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Hurtwood House

Hurtwood House is a private, residential, co-educational sixth-form college near Dorking, Surrey, England. Founded in 1970 by Richard Jackson, the main house is an Edwardian mansion set in 200 acres (0.81 km2) in the Surrey Hills. The intern students, aged 16-19, are separated in 8 houses : The Hurtwood Main House, the Lodge, Radnor Cottage, Peaslake House, Ewhurst Place, the Turrets, Beatrice Webb House and most recently, Cornhill Manor. In summer of 2007, Hurtwood gave Leith Hill Place (which was also a boarding house for students) back to the National Trust. They purchased Cornhill Manor, situated in Ewhurst, ready for the start of the 2007-2008 academic school year. Each house has its own grounds in the nearby countryside.

The school, which is non-denominational, offers a two-year pre-university course for students typically aged 16 to 19, mainly focused on GCE 'A' levels.

There are approximately 300 students, divided equally between boys and girls. There is also a high proportion of overseas students who attend the school, notably from Russia and China.

The school has a strong academic record. It is regularly ranked as the 1st Best co-educational School in the UK, and is regularly among the top 50 independent schools in the country.

The school has the highest post-16 "Contextual Value Added" (CVA) score of any school in the UK. This takes into account the achievement of students on entry and measures the improvements they make during their courses of study.[1]

Notable former pupils

References

External links

  • Hurtwood House website
  • Hurtwood House fees
  • Micro-site for showing just Performing Arts at Hurtwood House

Coordinates: 51°10′28″N 0°25′34″W / 51.17444°N 0.42611°W / 51.17444; -0.42611

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