As a Round Square member Cobham Hall is committed to providing an education that extends beyond the classroom to personal development and global responsibility. Encouraged to apply learning across subjects the girls are challenged both inside and outside the classroom. Enthusiasm, hard work, persistence and resilience are valued and the School aspires to produce young women who can step into the world ready to embrace opportunities and embody its motto: ‘There is more in you than you think.’
At a glance
Cobham Hall's flexible curriculum, small class sizes and dedicated Student Support and EFL Departments ensure that each girl is challenged and supported appropriately. From September 2018 A Levels take over from the IB Diploma in the Sixth Form as part of a broad curriculum of 20+ subjects alongside the EPQ and a Theory of Knowledge course, whilst 1 year iGCSE and Pre-A-Level courses are also offered. In 2017 an impressive 25% of IB students gained 40+ points with an average score of 35.5.
Rated 'Excellent' in 2015 by the ISI, Cobham Hall’s pastoral care supports and nurtures, with 'Big Sisters' and housemistresses adding to the family atmosphere. Of the 3 boarding houses the purpose-built Bligh house and Brooke house are home to Years 7-10 and Sixth Formers respectively, whilst Year 11 live in the original Manor House. Saturday morning activities range from personal finance to self-defence and cookery whilst a wellbeing programme ensures that the whole person is considered.
150 acres of grounds provide ample room whilst the facilities, which include a heated indoor swimming pool, tennis and netball courts and an indoor activity centre with fitness and dance studios, allow girls to enjoy activities from athletics to Zumba! Horse riding is offered through nearby equestrian centres, and the local golf course is also available. Girls compete at national and international level in sports including equestrianism, trampolining, cross-country, football and triathlon.
Girls study a variety of visual and performing arts up to and at Sixth Form level whilst the extra-curricular programme offers drama, art, orchestra and choirs, along with annual house drama and music festivals. The Music Wing has practice rooms, a recording studio and a digital music suite whilst photographers have access to a digital photo manipulation suite and a dark room. A significant number of girls also take voice, drama and communication tuition, which leads to LAMDA examinations.
Did you know?
- Elders include journalists Mishal Husain (BBC) and Alex Crawford (Sky News), and Kate French, a Modern Pentathlete who finished a creditable 6th at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
- The first all-girls school to join the Round Square, Cobham Hall offers students the opportunity to attend conferences, exchanges and International Service projects.