Holloway Hill, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1RZ
10 reasons to choose St Hilary's School
St Hilary’s School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 83. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Godalming and one of the 4 best primary schools for 5 miles.
St Hilary’s School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (20%/80%) between the ages of 2 and 11 years. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. St Hilary’s School fees range from £4,093 (Rec) to £6,022 per term (2022/23).
Average class size
St Hilary’s School has two classes per year and an average class size of 14 pupils.
Destinations for St Hilary’s School girls are one of 10 independent secondary schools, in particular Prior’s Field School which accounts for 40-50% of leavers. In addition, St Catherine’s Bramley, Tormead and Guildford High School collectively account for 40% of leavers. Boys traditionally left for a local prep at the end of Year 2, but now 60-70% stay. The first cohort of Year 6 boys will graduate in 2023.
The St Hilary's School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHE, reasoning, chess, French, Latin. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School in pre-prep and residential trips from Year 3. School has Eco Schools Green Flag accreditation.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, art, dance and languages throughout.
Sport at St Hilary's School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in swimming.
The Arts at St Hilary's School
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and about one third take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Three choirs, orchestra and several instrument ensembles. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 5.30pm.
Find another school near St Hilary's School
Barrow Hills School (3.7 miles); St Catherine’s School, Preparatory School, Bramley (4.7 miles); Aldro School (5.1 miles).
Charterhouse (1.3 miles); Prior’s Field School (2.5 miles); King Edward’s School, Witley (4.4 miles).
Godalming College (0.3 miles); Rodborough Technology College (2.6 miles); Guildford County School (4.9 miles).