Mr David Boyd


Welcome to Tormead, one of the leading UK independent schools for girls.

We are very proud of our school and its ethos of encouraging each individual girl to develop her talents to the full in a happy and caring school. Our vision is to provide an excellent, all-round education in a warm, stimulating and supportive environment.

A Tormead education is one of academic excellence, outstanding pastoral care and a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities and enrichment. We pride ourselves on nurturing flexibility of thought and resilience in our girls, both key dispositions for future-proofing them in a world where traditional professions will be disrupted by the impact of AI and robotics. Our commitment to academic excellence is evident in a strong track record in public examinations: a testament to our girls, our teaching staff and the whole school community.

Tormead values individuality, celebrates diversity and encourages girls to be themselves, whilst emphasising equally the value of tolerance, teamwork and collective responsibility. We aim to instil a sense that they are members of a caring and outward-looking community and we measure the value of our education, not only by the standards of examination results and university destinations, but by the happiness of our pupils, the strength of our community and the success of our old girls as they chart their course beyond Tormead’s gates.

Our facilities for learning are first-rate, such as our beautifully constructed main teaching block, Atrium and Sixth Form centre; harder to see is our wireless network, which has allowed us to introduce iPads into lessons as part of our digital strategy as an Apple Distinguished School.

However, all the research shows that the most important factor in education is the quality of teaching. At Tormead, our girls enjoy inspirational and scholarly lessons, delivered by a well-qualified, talented, and caring staff – in small class settings which allow every individual to flourish to their full potential

I’m excited to be leading Tormead at a time when we are looking towards further growth and development across our Prep School, Senior School and Sixth Form. Tormead is a school that has never rested on its past successes, as we continue to inspire the next generation of girls.

  • At Tormead, our girls enjoy inspirational and scholarly lessons, delivered by a well-qualified, talented, and caring staff

I invite you to visit us in Guildford, Surrey, and see for yourself why Tormead is the right choice! We hold regular Open Morning events where you can meet our staff and pupils and tour the facilities. If you are unable to attend an Open Morning, our Head of Admissions, Mrs Jo Drury, will be pleased to arrange an alternative visit to Tormead. She can be contacted on 01483 796040.

I look forward to welcoming you and your daughter to Tormead.

– Mr David Boyd
Head of Tormead School

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