Hurtwood House is a public school that is completely different. Set in the beautiful Surrey Hills, Hurtwood is the place for you if you want top academic results and you are mad about the creative and performing arts. Hurtwood, which specialises exclusively in the sixth form, is where dreams come true for the aspiring actor, director, artist, composer or rock star!
Alongside traditional A Levels such as Science, Mathematics and Economics, students can pick from an array of creative subjects including Art, Textiles, Photography, Drama, Dance, Music Technology and Media.
Performing Arts is at the heart of Hurtwood. The sheer volume of Drama on offer is breathtaking. With a theatre, an amphitheatre and more intimate studio space, students can strut their stuff and develop their skills in performance, direction, design and production. From rock concerts to Shakespeare, there is always another show round the corner. Of the 40 productions a year, the biggest is the major musical in the Christmas term which runs for ten nights (‘Chicago’, ‘Grease’ and this year ‘Legally Blonde’). Hurtwood employs professional choreographers, musical directors and musicians to give students a taste of the West End.
For the filmmaker, Hurtwood is the only place to be with an industry standard TV studio, kitted out with the latest cameras and cutting-edge post-production facilities. There is even an internal production company where students make documentaries, learn to livestream and experience traditional filmmaking methods using 16mm film.
As well as being wonderfully creative, Hurtwood is reassuringly academic with over 60% of all A Levels being awarded A* or A in the last five years. In a world where all schools are beginning to look the same and all offer a similar ‘diet’ you should take a look at Hurtwood and see what all the fuss is about.
Boarding at Hurtwood House
As a fully residential school, our first concern is to provide students with a safe, structured, caring and happy community, a home from home. That is why Hurtwood House places so much emphasis on House structure. Students live in one of five country houses or their lodges. Each House has a Housemaster or Housemistress who lives in and a team of House Tutors. The Housemaster is the link between the school and the parents and is their first point of contact on all academic and pastoral matters.