Frensham Heights was founded in 1925 and is a progressive day and boarding school nestled in the beautiful Surrey Hills. We welcome students from the age of 3 to 18 and we give them the tools to succeed in their education, helping them to extend their abilities and exceed their own expectations.
The founders were passionate about offering an alternative style of education with the child at its heart. A school and a community based on mutual respect, tolerance and generosity of spirit which would educate the whole child – mind, body and spirit. And so it has been ever since.
At Frensham, we truly believe that as much, if not more, learning happens outside the classroom as within. Outdoor education has always been an intrinsic part of our curriculum from Forest Class for the Junior School through to very challenging expeditions for the older students.
The programme for all activities begins with learning the skill set to prepare them for experiential learning – the real adventures. As their practical skills development and the experiences widen, the students develop massively in confidence, empathy, resilience, collaboration and communication. This is a real chance for those children whose courage may not come through in the classroom to really shine.
Our onsite facilities are impressive – high-ropes, zip wire, climbing wall, archery, bike trails and Jacob’s ladder to name a few. All activities and expeditions both UK and abroad are run by experienced and qualified staff.
Frensham truly aims to embed a spirit of adventure into all students from an early age. To let them develop the courage to take on risks and step out of their comfort zone as well as the skills, maturity and confidence to do it capably, wisely and kindly.