“Over the past ten years, under the leadership of Fiona Boulton, GHS has grown from being a very strong academic school to being at the forefront of what 21st Century independent education should comprise and how leading independent schools should behave in working alongside others. It is no surprise that this is reflected in the award of South East Independent School of the Decade from the Sunday Times’ Parent Power as GHS has consistently been in the top 3 highest-achieving girls schools in the country over the last ten years. However I am very pleased that this award also commends the school’s wider contribution to its pupils’ lives. Across sporting and artistic endeavours, pupils at GHS are routinely representing their region and country in national and international events; reaching the highest echelons in their chosen fields and going on to continue their learning and enjoyment at the best global universities.
As a school within our Group, Guildford High plays a vital role in our United Teaching training programme and in sharing its resources, best practice and expertise with staff and students across United Learning. Never shy to admit where it has learnt from our academies and other schools and always generous in its willingness and time to work with others, GHS repeatedly demonstrates how the best of the independent sector can work in partnership with the best of the state sector to deliver outcomes that no school could achieve on its own.
Above all, this award is testament to a highly dedicated team of colleagues and generation after generation of ambitious, resilient and altruistic young women who attend Guildford High”. - Sir Jon Coles