Guildford High School named ‘Independent School of the Year 2024’

Guildford High School is delighted to have been named ‘Independent School of the Year 2024’ and ‘Southeast Independent School of the Year for Academic Performance 2024’ in this year’s Parent Power listings by The Sunday Times.

Commenting on the double award, Head Karen Laurie said, ‘It is a real honour to have been named Independent School of the Year and for our academic performance to have been recognised by The Sunday Times.  My aim is to offer our pupils a plethora of opportunities, both academic and cocurricular, which instil a love of learning and a daily dose of wellbeing.  School should be fun and life at GHS is never dull.’

Karen added: ‘There is a ‘GHS Feeling’ that comes from participation in such a wide variety of activities, stimulating lessons, and daily interactions between pupils, teachers and friends. Pupils channel this ‘GHS Feeling’ both inside and outside the classroom and it allows them to achieve success in all areas of school life.’

I am extremely proud to lead this exceptional school and my thanks go to my staff, governors, our parents and our wonderful pupils who together create a very special community.