LESSONS IN BEAUTY: Manor House School in Bookham
The school appears sixth in the list, ahead of Eton, Stowe and Downside.
The Daily Telegraph listing highlights Manor House School’s smaller size which enables staff “to get to know and nurture pupils’ talents on an individual basis.”
Manor House School’s Grade II listed main building traces its history back to 1710, when the original Queen Anne house was constructed.
A new wing, the Arcot Hall, was added after the school (founded in Sidmouth, Devon in 1920) moved to Little Bookham in 1937.
The school’s 17-acre grounds include a swimming pool, netball and tennis courts, athletics track and hockey pitch.
Headmistress Zara Axton said: “We have always taken immense pride in Manor House School’s unique setting because it plays such an important part in the high levels of pastoral care that we deliver.
“We are delighted that the beauty of our school – and the way in which it benefits our girls – has been recognised at a national level.”