Headteacher's Welcome

We are delighted that you have shown an interest in our school, and we hope you find our website informative.

Guildford County School has an established reputation for academic excellence, and we are very proud of the results our students achieve year after year.  At Guildford County, we promote individual excellence within a caring community. We pride ourselves on the fact that every individual is known, valued and recognised for their individual qualities and for the different contributions they make to our successful school. We want each student to grow and flourish in a supportive and stimulating environment which enables them to fulfil their potential. Through our well established House system, focusing on academic achievement and activities in sport, music, drama and public speaking, we run a challenging programme of performances and competitions throughout the year which inspire staff and students alike.

Following our conversion to an academy on 1st January 2013, we have been successful in several bids for capital funds to support our continued growth and development.  Our dedicated Art Block was completed in 2014, as were improvements to our science laboratories and a dedicated DT suite at the base of our Sixth Form building. There are further exciting developments planned - you can discover more details on our plans in our news section.

Guildford County is designated as one of a small number of Specialist Music Colleges; we are a regional centre of excellence and have a firmly embedded culture of participation in Music, the impact of which raises achievement across the whole curriculum.  We also work in partnership with local schools and community groups to share our expertise with other practitioners and celebrate the role music plays in learning, creativity and life.

We would be pleased to meet you at one of our open events, which provide an opportunity to see our school at work.  We are also happy to make individual appointments for prospective parents, students or community partners to visit us and discover what makes our school an exciting place to be and a vibrant place to learn.

We look forward to welcoming you to Guildford County School in the near future.

Jack Mayhew