The Good Schools Guide

We were delighted to welcome a visit from the Good Schools Guide in October. They spent a day with us speaking to students and staff members, exploring our beautiful site, and absorbing life at Box Hill School.

The paragraph below, as quoted by The Good Schools Guide journalist, perfectly encapsulates our ethos:


Tonnes of tracking, mentoring, small group (and sometimes individual) teaching, lunchtime clinics, giving out of teacher email addresses and relationship-driven steering all help. So does the fact that the school promotes pupils focusing on their own growth, learning and success instead of comparing themselves to others. Ethos derives in part from membership of Round Square group of schools, linked to ideals of eccentric but hugely influential educationalist Kurt Hahn, who stressed compassion coupled with ‘just do it’ mentality. Teachers’ bonds with pupils have clear in loco parentis feel and you are left under no illusion as to their commitment to their wellbeing for each and every child. ‘The teachers are the reason I stayed on after GCSEs’, one pupil told us – ‘they understand what makes you tick as an individual and do everything in their power to ensure you succeed’.