Age Range
7 to 18
Nearest Airport
School Type
Fees - Day
17196
Fees - Full
27867

Freemen’s School at First Glance

Upon first glance, people would be struck by how warm and accommodating Freemen’s community is. It is a place where you would immediately feel at home. A UK boarding school where expert and qualified teachers are engaged, where well-natured students are happy to be in and where academic excellence is a tradition. It is an institution that is deeply rooted in an encouraging environment where each child highly valued.

History of Freemen’s School

Further dissecting the school’s history, the major factor of success is Freemen’s atmosphere and benevolent point of view. Initially set up to take care of the orphaned children of Freemen of the City, The City of London Freemen’s School was founded in 1854. It has always been co-educational which is a vital quality of the school. Even from the beginning, it is not only pledged to give philanthropic, co-ed and excellent education for day students but Freemen’s is also continuously accepting boarders.

Freemen’s School Location

City Corporation has decided to move the campus from Ashtead Park in 1926; which the headmaster considered to be a good move for the school. The new location is considered to be one of the best. It is now situated in a lush Surrey Hills area that is also in close proximity to the square mile and is accessible to Waterloo and Victoria by train.

Heart of Freeman’s

Since the move, Freemen’s School has grown extensively to hold a growing number of students and improvements in facilities to aid in the children’s development. You can be assured that the children’s welfare and passion will be considered the highest priority at Freemen’s School. Present and future decisions by the headmaster and staff will always focus on the welfare and education of its students across all age range.

Exciting Days for Freemen’s School

Custom-built houses are available for boarding students and the new music building is complete with state-of-the-art technology and an acoustically outstanding performance hall. There will be a new swimming pool at Freemen’s School after the ongoing extensive renovation is done. Even without these physical modernizations, Freemen’s is improving with the powerful Free Minds Programme. Exhilarating days are ahead!

Discover the City of London Freemen’s School

You are encouraged to visit personally and see for yourselves what an incredible boarding school Freemen’s is. There are numerous occasions where interested families may visit all throughout the year. Information on the schedule of open-house events can be viewed at the school website.

Entrance Requirements: 

We are an academically selective school, but we are looking for more than good grades. Exam results are only part of the story. Life at Freemen's is also about the accomplishments your child will make in sport, drama, music and socially, as well as their contributions to the wider community.   There are four main points of entry into Freemen's each September: 1.7+ or Year 3 entry is our main intake into the school.  We have 60 spaces each year and about 100 pupils will sit assessments for those places. For Year 3 (7+) entry we consider three things: Entrance Assessments in English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning an interview  a confidential report form your child's current school 2.Year 7 or Upper 3 is a very exciting time, as the pupils start Key Stage 3 and become more independent. For Year 7 (11+) entry we consider three things: Entrance Assessments in English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning an interview  a confidential report form your child's current school 3.Pupils joining Year 9, or Upper 4 as we call it, come from a variety of sources. For Year 9 (13+) entry we consider three things: Entrance Assessments in English, Mathematics and Science an interview  a confidential report form your child's current school 4.The Sixth Form at Freemen’s is special. You will be asked to take risks during your time with us both academically and mentally. For Year 12 (16+) entry we consider four things: Your predicted GCSE results (if you are studying eight or more GCSEs) OR Entrance Exams in English, Mathematics, Non-Verbal Reasoning and the A Level subjects you intend to study (if you are studying less tha eight GCSEs)  a Sixth Form questionnaire an interview  a confidential report form your current school

Scholarships & Bursaries: 

SCHOLARSHIP
The deadline to apply for September 2019 entry is 28th February 2019.
Scholarship awards are intended to attract and reward pupils of high academic ability and talent. Parents of scholars will be offered up to a maximum 5% discount of the fees. 
Bursary funds are available for families requiring support to meet School fees and can be as much as 100% of the fees.
The Bhargava Women in STEM Award for Sixth Form Maths students works in the same way as a bursary.
BURSARIES
These opportunities should not just be open to those that can afford the fees, however. Through the School’s Bursary Fund we are committed to offering the educational opportunities here at Freemen’s to children whose family circumstances would make this unfeasible. Currently, about 10% of our students are given some form of financial assistance.
We can offer bursaries of anywhere up to 100% of the school fees, and help with meals, music tuition, educational trips, transport and/or some uniform costs where there is genuine financial need for promising students.

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You can find us in Ashtead in the heart of the beautiful Surrey countryside, yet only approximately 30 minutes from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, a 30 minute train journey from Central London.
You can find us in Ashtead in the heart of the beautiful Surrey countryside, yet only approximately 30 minutes from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, a 30 minute train journey from Central London.
By Road
Satnav
If travelling using a satnav system, please be aware that our post code KT21 1ET is located on Rookery Hill. Please travel along Rookery Hill to Park Lane and follow the instructions below.
From the M25
Exit at Junction 9 (East or West). Follow the signs for Leatherhead and Dorking (A24). At the roundabout at the top of the hill, follow the signs for Ashtead (first exit). Go through Ashtead Village and towards the end of The Street turn right into Park Lane – look for the sign for St Giles Church on your right. At St Giles’ Church entrance the road bears sharp right – turn left immediately after the bend – this is still Park Lane. The entrance to the School is on your left at the top of the hill.
From Dorking or Esher
Go to the Dorking/Leatherhead/M25 roundabout and follow the signs for Ashtead. Then follow the directions above.
From Epsom
Follow the A24 Leatherhead Road. As you enter Ashtead turn left into Park Lane – look for the sign for St Giles’ Church on your left – and follow the directions above.
By Rail
There are regular direct services from London Victoria and London Waterloo (or more regularly by changing at Epsom) to Ashtead Station. There are also regular direct services via Leatherhead from Guildford and Dorking. Ashtead Station is a 20 minute walk from the School.
Parking
On entering the School, park in a visitor’s space on the right and report to the Gatehouse on the left. If the Gatehouse is closed (i.e. for an event outside normal hours) proceed through the grounds, turn left and follow the signs to the main car park. 

Day
A £1,000 deposit is payable to confirm a pupil’s place. £500 will be held until the final account is due. The remaining £500 will be offset against the first term’s fees.
Boarders
We require a full term’s fees as deposit for boarding pupils. £1,000 will be held until the final account is due. The remainder will be offset against the first term’s fees.
School Fees
The 2018/19 school fees are:
Year 3 (7+) – Year 6 (10+) (Day only)
£4,466 per term, exclusive of school lunches
Year 7 (11+) – Year 8 (12+) (Day only)
£4,914 per term, exclusive of school lunches
Year 9 (13+) – Year 11 (15+)
Day:
£6,081 per term, exclusive of school lunches
Weekly Boarder:
£9,302 per term, inclusive of school lunches
Full Boarder: 
£10,260 per term, inclusive of school lunches
Year 12 (16+) - Year 13 (17+)
Day:
£6,093 per term, exclusive of school lunches
Weekly Boarder:
£9,319 per term, inclusive of school lunches
Full Boarder: 
£10,272 per term, inclusive of school lunches
Flexi / Ad Hoc Boarding
Flexi and Ad Hoc boarding is available subject to availability.
£240 for 4 nights’ flexi boarding
£300 for 5 nights’ flexi boarding
£60 for 1 night Ad Hoc boarding
Additional Fees
Year 3 (7+) – Year 4 (8+)
£218 per term for school lunches
£229 per term for music lessons
£30 per term for instrument hire
Year 5 (9+) – Year 13 (17+)
£243 per term for school lunches. (Lunches are included in the fees for boarding students.)
£229 per term for music lessons
£30 per term for instrument hire
Other Fees
The cost of educational trips, public examination entry fees (e.g. GCSE, A Levels), English as an Additional Language, transport to school and other extras will be notified to you and added to your invoice in the relevant term.
Fees are payable on the first day of each term.
The fees are normally reviewed by the Governors on an annual basis and any changes announced in the summer term.

The Boarding House is a home-from-home for our pupils.It provides a safe, happy, family-like environment in which pupils and staff work together to promote a positive and supportive atmosphere which encourages success in all aspects of school life. 
Freemen’s provides a small, happy boarding environment in which the boarding pupils work together and support each other. Because numbers are small, staff know the pupils well and every boarding house pupil benefits from individual attention and care; “Cherishing the individual” is a reality, not just a sentence in the prospectus. 
A new, purpose-built co-educational boarding house opened in February 2014 with spaces for 60 students. Each boarding student has a spacious bedroom (some single, others shared) sharing bathroom facilities with up to 9 other students in one of six apartments or pods. There are large social areas where all members of the house can meet and socialise along with kitchens and a laundry.

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