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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.


At Danesfield Manor School our mission has been to create the right conditions and culture so that every child that joins us thrives intellectually, culturally, physically and emotionally. 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. Instead Danesfield's overarching aim is to deliver an education that develops character and makes a difference, developing well-rounded learners equipped with the right skills to flourish in tomorrow's world.

Educating the whole child

Danesfield believes in the value of differentiated learning and the development of the whole child. There is no one size fits all and teachers work hard to help pupils realise their potential. 

With small class sizes, the teachers and staff at Danesfield Manor School really know and understand the children as individuals. The school believes in the importance of family and works hard to establish a ‘family feel’ throughout, building strong bonds with parents and creating a culture of kindness.

At every stage of teaching, mixed ability classes allow each pupil to achieve maximum personal success in all areas of learning. Our high academic standards are achieved by encouraging and nurturing each child to discover and celebrate their natural talents – be that academic, dramatic, musical, sporting or artistic.


"Working at Danesfield Manor School is great – the children are so enthusiastic about their learning, and there’s always something interesting and different going on. My personal favourite is the whole school residential trip where we get to share new experiences with the children and see them grow as people in just one fun-packed week!"

"We continue to be very pleased with Danesfield for the level of thought that goes into looking after my daughter’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual/academic well being. We are particularly impressed with how accessible and comprehensive the leadership and teachers are to both children and parents. Thank you for all you do."

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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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