Gordon's School is a state boarding school for boys and girls aged 11 to 18 located in Woking, Surrey. The school was established in 1885 at the behest of Queen Victoria and is a non-selective state boarding school, occupying 50-acres of beautiful grounds.
Head Teacher Andrew Moss says: 'All who visit are struck by the friendliness, discipline and vibrancy throughout the school and by the family atmosphere, exemplified by the special rapport between staff and students. This is borne from a community that strives: to live with integrity, to be courteous, enthusiastic and diligent, even in adversity.'
'As parents, we wish our children to grow up to lead fulfilled lives, enjoy healthy lifestyles and make a positive contribution to the wider world. At Gordon’s we want nothing less. We want Gordon’s to be recognised as one of the finest schools in the world, not just for our achievements, but for the calibre of young people we develop and the difference they make to the lives of others.'
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The school was last inspected by Ofsted in 2019. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
The school is a non-selective state boarding school. Read more on the school website website.
What makes Gordon's School different?
Attain asked the school, what makes Gordon's School different – and why should parents consider it?
Gordon's is not just built on academic and sporting success but on a rich history and heritage befitting its status as the national memorial to General Gordon.
Academically excellent and judged outstanding by OFSTED in the last four inspections, this non-selective co-educational state day and boarding school is set in 50 acres of Surrey parkland, close to London.
An extended school day for all students allows them to take part in co-curricular activities such as sport, CCF, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme or a hobby daily, as well as completing their prep and having supper at school.
Students compete in MUN; debating and public speaking competitions and can study for ILM Awards in leadership and management.
The school of 936 students (271 Residential Boarders), is partnered with Harlequins, superleague netball's Surrey Storm and Vanarama League Football Club Aldershot Town FC and boasts sportsmen and women competing for their country in hockey, golf, netball, rugby and sailing.
There are three main admission points, Year 7, 9 and Sixth Form. Students coming into the Sixth Form are attracted by the range of academic options and co-curricular activities as well as extensive next steps advice, help with revision and applying to universities.
Gordon's School Open Day
During September and October, Gordon's School will be holding a series of Open Events for prospective pupils. Residential Boarding events will be on Saturday 16th and 30th September and 14th October. Day Boarding events are on weekdays at the end of September and beginning of October. Find out more about Open Days at Gordon's School.