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About Us

Inspiring Tomorrow's Citizens is our motto and when you visit you will see this in practice. Every day is an Open Day at The Raleigh School and we look forward to meeting you.

The Raleigh School is a popular two-form entry co-educational primary academy in the semi-rural village of West Horsley, near Guildford and in July 2017 became part of the South Farnham Education Trust.  It is an attractive site containing a separate Wing for Reception and Year 1 and another separate wing, The Falcon Wing, for two older junior classes.

We are an inclusive school and take children from 4 to 11. The vast majority of children move on at age 11, to the Howard of Effingham School, an outstanding academy that operates as the hub for our group of 10 schools making up the Effingham Learning Partnership, a thriving collaborative network for teaching and learning.

The accommodation includes a library, a music room, a full IT suite, two children's kitchens and various breakout rooms for small groups and music lessons. There is a large assembly hall, a pond, a tiered decking stage area, a playground with many line markings chosen by the children, a bouldering wall and a large all weather adventure playground. We have two teaching fields; one on site and another a short walk away.

I am very proud to be the Headteacher at The Raleigh School and warmly encourage you to meet and tour the school with me.

Fiona O'Neill


Our Motto, Vision & Aims

Our motto
Inspiring tomorrow's citizens...

Our vision
To inspire independence and nurture a life-long love of learning, creating pro-active and responsible citizens.

Our aims
1. A lifelong love of learning
2. Good citizenship

Through excellent teaching we aim to provide our children with creative, challenging learning opportunities which:

  • encourage them to have high expectations of their abilities
  • promote determination to succeed and encourage risk taking
  • enable them to become independent and active in their own learning
  • develop tolerance of others
  • develop collaborative opportunities and an awareness of others' needs