shere infant school & nursery

a school not like other schools
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Welcome to our wonderful school

Shere Infant School and Nursery is a thriving, nurturing learning community for children aged two to seven.

Our founders were two formidable women, Laura Lomax and Louisa Bray, who were determined to build a school “not like other schools”. Almost 200 years later, we stand as a testimony to their ambition.

Located in the beautiful village of Shere, just a few minutes drive from both Guildford and Dorking, we’re proud to offer a truly unique education. Our pupils don’t just excel academically, they grow through a holistic curriculum that honours natural child development, wellbeing, and creativity.

There are few steps more important than the ones your child will take through the door of their very first school. To find out if we’re the right school for your family, we warmly encourage you to visit us.

If you’d like to arrange a visit, please contact our school office and make an appointment with our head teacher Victoria Beattie.

Arrange a tour or book a place on our open day

Honouring natural child development.

With our innovative pedagogies of play, nature, games, dialogue, storytelling, and the arts, we develop independent thought, exploration, joy, and expression. 

Find out more about how we teach through the natural pedagogies…

Where wild things grow.

Our wonderful Forest School programme and The Wilderness Site at Clandon Park offer bigger and wilder spaces with the freedom to explore.

Find out more about our commitment to outdoor learning…

A home from home.

Naturally, our school environments reflect our curriculum. From bustling classrooms to nurturing nooks, quiet spaces and restful gardens, there are spaces for everyone to grow.

Find out more about how our environments nurture learning…

Friendship & kindness at the heart of our community.

Our school is bursting with talented teachers who work closely with parents to help our pupils thrive. With us, your child will be part of a diverse community containing new friends and exceptional role models.

Find out more about our vision and values…


“Everything about the school, from its ethos to its environment to its staff, is outstanding. I felt that both academically and personally, my sons were fully ready when they left the school for their next step.”

 Lucy Wilson (Parent)