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Danesfield Manor School

Danesfield Manor School, a non-selective independent school for pupils aged 2 to 11 years in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, joined Education Development Trust in 2006. It combines small class sizes and individual attention with a teaching approach that motivates children to be excited about learning.


Danesfield Manor School has recently built innovative and environmentally friendly classrooms in the school grounds which provide an inspiring environment for learning. Pupils consistently obtain places at some of the best independent schools in the area and the school achieves excellent examination results – but it is not examination driven. At its heart is a desire to see every child exceed even their own expectations but to do so by understanding that they will achieve more if they have a good, confident self-image, are motivated to learn and are self-disciplined.

Traditional learning with a modern curriculum

Children receive an education which combines traditional learning with a modern curriculum.  The school believes that the 'hidden curriculum' – the implicit teaching that develops a child’s confidence and self esteem – is vital. Children leave Danesfield Manor School fully prepared for the next step in their education.

Pupils' behaviour and personal development are outstanding. They have mature attitudes and a well-developed sense of responsibility. Pupils are extremely caring, thoughtful and kind. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. As a result, they thrive socially and academically.
Ofsted, January 2014


The best thing is, we are one big happy family.
Amelia, age 8

In my opinion it is an absolutely wonderful place. I can think of nowhere better to be – apart from home.
Joshua, age 9                                                                                    

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Danesfield Manor has been a truly brilliant school. My children are always happy to go there every day and they feel confident in their academic, sporting, and pastoral activities. Having arrived at the school considerably "behind" the rest of the class, the value added by Danesfield has been immense. They have been taught by inspiring and kind staff, under the excellent leadership of Mrs Chalmers, and they are now flying - having progressed rapidly in all areas.

This school excels, as it achieves results without pressure. The children leave with the confidence and skills to start senior school. Overall it has been a wonderful school and I only wish it had a senior department! Thank you to all the staff for getting my children to their onward destinations successfully and for instilling such confidence and happiness along the way. I thoroughly recommend Danesfield Manor to everyone.

Parent of children who attend Danesfield Manor