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Welcome to Cobham Hall *Fees Payable*

Cobham Hall is a leading Independent Boarding and Day School for girls aged between 11 and 18 - a place of learning and discovery within an inspirational environment.  The School was recently rated as ‘Excellent’ by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI, February 2015) in all key areas, including pupil achievement, teaching, pastoral care, extra-curricular activities, and personal development.  You can read the full report on our website, where you will also find more information about the School, and how to apply.

About us

Based in a 16th Century Manor House once belonging to British nobility, set in 150 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Cobham Hall is a member of Round Square.  This world-wide association of schools follow the principles of education formulated by Kurt Hahn and focus on personal development and responsibility through service, challenge, adventure and international understanding. 


Girls are able to enjoy a range of extra-curricular activities, both on-site and off, including netball, hockey, athletics, tennis, rounders, swimming, trampolining, dance, aerobics, and horse-riding, choir, Chamber Choir, and instrumental ensembles, cookery, a variety of art workshops, creative writing, languages, Model United Nations, and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  Individual tuition is also available for tennis, speech and drama, and musical instruments, and girls are able to take LAMDA and ABRSM examinations.


Sixth Form

Girls in our Sixth Form study the International Baccalaureate Diploma and, for those not wishing to take six subjects, there is the possibility to simply take IB Courses.  This globally accepted two-year course is increasingly recognised as excellent preparation for university and by future employers.  Students take six subjects, three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level.  Three Core elements are also required: an Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS).  As well as offering an exciting range of subjects, Cobham Hall also provides plenty of opportunities, support and advice for successfully completing the IB Core. 


Round Square conferences, exchanges, and service projects are available to all girls studying the IB, and together with our strong extra-curricular programme, provides a perfect backdrop for building up CAS hours.


At Cobham Hall, we strongly believe that all experiences and lessons are connected to one another.  With this encouraged throughout the School, Theory of Knowledge discussions become second nature. 


The motto “There is more in you than you think” symbolises the overall aim of Round Square: that if girls step outside their comfort zone, each one can find the extraordinary within her.  At Cobham Hall, this is what we aspire to help every girl discover.  The majority of our students go on to accept a place at their first choice university, and we routinely send girls to top universities.  

Facilities available

Cobham Hall is located just a short drive from Ebbsfleet International Station, and we provide a daily minibus service to and from this train station.  We have four minibus routes serving the local area, and details of these can be found on our website.


In addition to our enviable location, our facilities include:


  • Cookery Room
  • Well-Equipped Gym
  • Dance Studio
  • Multi-sport indoor activity centre
  • Drama Studio
  • 7 Outdoor all-weather Tennis and Netball Courts
  • 25m Indoor heated swimming pool with starting blocks
  • Main Hall Boarding
  • Dedicated Sixth Form Houses with en-suite rooms for Year 13s (Day girls also benefit from this, having their own study-bedroom)
  • Apple Mac Suite
  • Independent Learning Centre for quiet study
  • A dark room and photography studio
  • Recording studio and digital music suite


Additional support

Our Student Support Department offers learning support in the areas of Literacy, Mathematics and Study Skills and is accredited by CReSTeD (The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils). The English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Department offers support to those for whom English is a second language.


In addition, our excellent pastoral programme ensures that girls are provided with support throughout their time at Cobham Hall.   Careers advice is available throughout the School.  For Sixth Formers, advice and support is provided for university applications, whether they be via UCAS for UK institutions, or for universities and colleges overseas.  That support remains until they have started university and occasionally beyond.

Learner success

If you think Cobham Hall is the place for you and would like to visit, you are welcome to make an appointment to look round the School and talk to staff. Please contact our Admissions team via or ring the School on +44 (0)1474 823371. We look forward to meeting you.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Cobham Hall *Fees Payable* directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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