Mission, ethos and aims

We provide an inspiring, first-class education for academically able and characterful girls from age four to eighteen. Guildford High School, which is separated into a Junior School and Senior School, is a happy, purposeful, and vibrant community that centres on eight key aims. We call them ‘The GHS 8’, as explored below.

We, as a community, are inspiring each other to be the very best that we can be.


All that we do at Guildford High School is designed with our pupils in mind. We nurture our pupils as they grow up in our care, providing an environment of openness, where they feel safe and secure, where there is trust and kindness. We want our pupils to lead happy and fulfilling lives and to be positive about their own gifts and abilities.

Our Aims – ‘The GHS 8’

Our fantastic facilities and wonderful staff create an uplifting atmosphere and structured environment in which individuals can:


Be happy
Be positive about their own gifts and abilities
Maximise potential
Think and learn creatively and collaboratively
Develop intellectual curiosity and a love of learning
Develop the confidence to take appropriate risks
Develop the resilience to cope with adversity
Become responsible citizens