Press Release

Urn Field Sports Ground


Guildford County School and Tormead School are disappointed by Guildford Borough Council’s decision on the 1st of December 2021, to reject the planning proposal to improve the existing sports facilities at the Urn Field sports ground.  


The proposal, which had been recommended for approval by the planning department, would have afforded school children, through a partnership between the state and independent school sectors, access to a range of additional facilities and increased opportunities for playing sport, as well as community sports groups.  


In a joint statement, Mr David Boyd, Head at Tormead School, and Mr Steve Smith, Head of Guildford County School, have said, “We remain committed to this project, believing in the positive sporting benefits that it will bring for our pupils, and we are actively considering our next steps, including the right of appeal, against the committee’s decision.”