Tormead School

Tormead School

About the school

Tormead is a leading UK independent school for girls in Guildford, Surrey. We are very proud of our school and its ethos of encouraging each individual pupil to develop her talents to the full in a happy, caring and supportive environment. Our academic expectations are high and we value our students’ impressive record of examination successes and university places. We are equally proud of their many other cultural and sporting achievements and their varied contributions to the life of the wider community.

Tormead values individuality, celebrates diversity and encourages girls to be themselves, whilst emphasising equally the value of tolerance, teamwork and collective responsibility. The academic pace offers stimulus and challenge, but is combined with an excellent range of extra-curricular activities enabling Tormead to offer a broad but balanced, progressive education.

Underpinning this is our wholeheartedly committed pastoral care of the pupils, allowing us to monitor carefully the progress and welfare of every girl. We work closely with parents to enable each girl to leave Tormead at ease with herself and ready to face with confidence the challenges of higher education and beyond.

We believe an important part of preparing our girls for the future is to ensure they are adept with the use of new technologies. To this end, we have embraced tablets into our curriculum with the deployment of a 1:1 iPad scheme for girls in Years 5 to 13. With the opening of our new premises in Autumn 2015, the girls benefit from innovative spaces to think, collaborate and reflect. This, coupled with an enhanced digital infrastructure, delivers an innovative, creative blend of modern technology with high standards of teaching.

Our Values

  • We treat everyone with respect and dignity
  • We deliver academic excellence
  • We enrich through a broad and varied curriculum
  • We celebrate effort and achievement
  • We bring out the best in our girls
  • We prepare our girls for life beyond school

Pastoral Care 

At Tormead we recognise that girls learn best when they are happy and feel known and valued as individuals. In the Junior Department small classes ensure that the Form Teacher has time for every girl and can be in close contact with parents should any concerns arise. In the Senior School the Heads of Year and Form Tutors monitor the progress and welfare of every girl carefully. This structure is underpinned by a well-developed Personal, Social and Health Education (‘PSHE’) programme which is delivered jointly by teams of specialist teachers and Form Tutors.

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