Aldro is a coeducational day and boarding school for approximately 240 children aged between 7 and 13. Nestled in the quintessentially English and very beautiful village of Shackleford, Aldro lies just 30 miles southwest of London and is in easy reach of both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. With its full, weekly and family-friendly boarding, Aldro welcomes children from all around the world, as well as those looking for an idyllic country education away from the capital and many who join daily from the towns and villages surrounding the school’s stunning rural location in the home county of Surrey.
Aldro is proud of its long history and proven success in preparing young people to attend leading independent senior schools, yet despite the heritage and traditions, the school aims to offer a modern, progressive and innovative curriculum that will prepare both girls and boys for their personal and professional lives beyond school.
Life at Aldro is also lots of fun. As you walk around the grounds, you will see children playing a whole variety of sports, rowing on the lake, learning the rules of Pétanque, or playing pirates on our very own adventure island. You will see them rehearsing for an upcoming play, singing in the choir, or heading off to the woods for yet another outdoor education lesson. Aldro life is guaranteed to be varied and stimulating.
Small class sizes and high aspirations ensure that Aldro pupils achieve their very best in the classroom. Here they discover a love of learning that will stay with them for life. Many will move on from Aldro to the UK’s top independent senior schools, often with scholarships and awards that reflect the diversity and excellence of their achievements along the way.
If children are to thrive at school, they must first feel happy. Aldro’s strong pastoral model and tangible sense of community, together with the values that stem from the school’s Christian foundation, underpin day-to-day lives here, helping to ensure that each child is uniquely known and individually valued. Communal life is characterised by core values such as kindness, respect and integrity, and the school’s Christian foundation is as important today as it ever was; lively Chapel services and engaging Assemblies begin each day and help to provide focus and context for the learning that follows.
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