Virginia Water is located in the affluent county of Surrey. Virginia Water is one of the most expensive areas in the country, with a millionaires’ neighborhood on the Wentworth Estate. As a result of the large number of high-income families, there are a large number of private schools in and around Virginia Water:
Woodcote School Windlesham is the ultimate family-run boarding school and day school. Owned by the Patterson family since 1931, it strives to provide a “home from home” for 100 boys ages 7 to 13. Many aspects of life at Woodcote are unique to their school. Courtesy towards others, high standards of personal conduct and a balanced education is really important at Woodcote.
Sunningdale School It is a small preparatory boarding school in the country offering an outstanding all-round education to 100 boys. This is a family run boys’ preparatory school in Berkshire established in 1874 and is set in 25 acres of mature gardens and grounds.
Bishopsgate School Here children learn and play in a beautiful woodland setting on the edge of Windsor Great Park. The grounds provide a great educational resource and there are acres of space for healthy play. A recent school inspection report gave the top grade of “excellent” in each of the eight key areas.
Sir William Perkins It was founded by a wealthy merchant in Chertsey in 1725 to educate the children of the town. This girls’ school today has around 580 pupils between the ages of 11 and 18 and is located in the attractive Greenbelt area.
St. George’s College At Weybridge is Surrey’s leading co-educational, independent Roman Catholic day school for children aged 3-18 offering a values-based education for all. St George’s College prides itself on being a friendly school where all students are known individually and valued equally, whatever their strengths and weaknesses.
Hurst Lodge An independent day and weekly boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 set in twenty acres of beautiful Berkshire parkland. Here children are offered challenging and varied opportunities, teaching in small classes and the opportunity to develop new skills and interests.
Licensed Winners It is a co-educational, independent day and boarding school for young people aged 4 to 18, based in Ascot, Berkshire. The 2012 Good Schools Guide said: “A school with timeless values that makes non-selectivity the starting point for success rather than an excuse for its absence.”
Saint George At Ascot is a thriving boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18. Founded in 1877 as a preparatory school for boys, with 41 pupils, this was the school that Winston Churchill attended at the age of seven. It became a girls’ school in 1904 when Miss Pakenham-Walsh opened it as a finishing school.