Life at Cobham

Life at Cobham is like a small town – busy and bustling from early in the morning until late at night.

As a boarding school, we are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during term time. With more than half of our students spending the majority of their formative years living at school, we know it is important to offer lots of things to do and lots of things to try. We do our best to fulfil as many of their needs as possible – physical, social, spiritual, intellectual and emotional. There is certainly no shortage of activities to get involved in – from cookery club to netball club, Friday night games to a Sunday night fashion show, Youth Clubs in the local community to Christian Union and much more besides.

We are a tight-knit community and regardless of whether our students are daygirls or boarders, we want them to experience all the advantages of boarding school life. Daygirls can join any activity and any meal if they wish. It is free for daygirls to come early for breakfast and stay late for supper and Prep. Flexi–boarding is available as a one-off, or on a regular basis. Girls can stay for weeks at a time if parents are travelling or unable to have their daughter at home.

Explore this section to learn more about the school day and everything that happens before, during and after school.



  • November 15, 2018 Year 10 Latin girls were learning about the races at Ancient Rome's Circus Maximus earlier this term - the addition of to their chariots certainly added sparkle! Read more
  • November 14, 2018 Here's a snippet from Year 10's role play interview based on the life and work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Read more
  • November 14, 2018 Our Artist-in-Residence Miss Bowdery has been busy running workshops this term & is encouraging Year 12 to enter a competition! Read more
  • November 13, 2018 We are launching our weekly challenge down in Maths! Congrats to Hannah in Year 7 who solved it first!!! Read more
  • November 13, 2018 Our have been discovering more about in a workshop with Head of Science Mr Fryer. Extracting DNA from a kiwi fruit, building DNA from sweets and making cell models. Read more
  • November 13, 2018 Did you know there are over 200 artificial languages that have been invented for books, films and television? Perhaps we should include Klingon, Elvish and Dothraki in our lessons!
  • November 12, 2018 The last was a bee sting - well done if you got it! Here's this week's. Read more
  • November 12, 2018 Year 10 have been studying Carol Ann Duffy, and recreated poems based on 'Before you were Mine'. Very imaginative and some excellent presentations Read more