The Howard of Effingham is an outstanding school. It offers maximum opportunities for young people to develop academically and socially in an environment that is stimulating, caring and supportive. The school sets high standards, which instil values to support students in developing into confident and responsible young adults.
The Howard has a well deserved reputation for academic excellence. Each year our GCSE results have placed us among the top comprehensive schools in Surrey. There is a natural progression into the Sixth Form where the courses on offer include both traditional and vocational A Levels. Our exceptional outcomes here enable students to follow their chosen path, with those who apply to University securing one of their chosen places, including at Oxbridge. For the latest examination results, please click here.
The pastoral organisation of The Howard ensures a sharp focus on the well-being and academic progress of the students. High standards of behaviour based on respect for each other and the school environment are paramount and the House system helps to foster a real spirit of community and co-operation. In addition, an excellent range of extra-curricular activities, trips and leadership opportunities is available for our students making The Howard a vibrant community in which all are encouraged to develop their talents to the full.
The Howard is a traditional school with a passion for innovation. Every child matters to us; we are committed to developing well-rounded individuals with a thirst for life-long learning. It is our ambition that every child will achieve their best and look back on their time at The Howard with fond memories and a real sense of achievement.
Choosing the right secondary school for your son or daughter can be challenging. To support you in making a well informed choice, we encourage you to visit the school, on one of our Open Evenings or conducted tours.