Churcher's College

Churcher's College

Day Hampshire

Churcher’s College is one of the most accomplished independent, co-educational day schools in the country. Set in the heart of the impressive South Downs National Park, around 800 pupils in the Senior School at Petersfield and 225 in the Junior School in nearby Liphook enjoy spacious, semi-rural vistas with their own on-site playing fields and facilities, providing the comfort and opportunities of such an open, healthy environment.

Year Founded 1722
Religion Non-denominational
Inspection Report
Charity Commission

Churcher's College has a total of 800 pupils, with 50 pupils in the Sixth Form.

Day pupil fees are from £4740 to £5000, per term.

400 Day Boys
(11- 18)
400 Day Girls
(11- 18)

About Churcher's College

Churcher's College is an independent, fee-paying day school for girls and boys, founded in 1722 and set in the heart of the South Downs.

The College was founded in Petersfield in the 1720s by the will of Richard Churcher to educate local boys in the skills needed for service in the merchant navy.

The college has several notable alumni, known as Old Churcherians or OCs. Male OCs are eligible to become members of the East India Club, whilst women may join the University Women’s Club.

Scholarships & Bursaries

There are a range of awards available to pupils of Churcher’s College, awarded on the bases of both scholarly excellence and means-testing.

Scholarships are competitive awards based on overall academic performance.

They are generally awarded at age levels 11+, 13+ and 16+. At 11+ they are awarded on the basis of the entrance examination; there is no separate Scholarship paper. At 13+, awards are based on 13+ entrance assessment for external candidates, or achievement over the preceding two years for internal candidates. At 16+, for both internal and external candidates, it is based on predicted GCSE results, normally requiring at least seven A star grades, a written assessment and an interview.

Exhibitions are awarded at 16+ to individuals who have strong academic performance, but in addition have achieved an exceptional level in an activity outside the classroom such as national level representation.

Admissions Process

Once you’ve decided that Churcher’s is the best place for your child, we can start the admissions process and our Admissions Team will guide you through every step.

Children applying for entry to 11+ or above at the Senior School will be invited in to participate in a three-part selection process:

1. Interview involving an informal chat with the Headmaster
2. References from current school
3.Extrance Examinations in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning, which take place on the second last Saturday in January.

Offers of admission are sent out thereafter.


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Forthcoming Open Days

  • Summer Open Day

    10:00 -14:00

    Join us for our Summer Open Day! Come along with your family and explore the wonderful opportunities available at Churcher's College. The school comes alive with stalls, tours, music performances and hands-on activities - with plenty of chances for visitor participation. All sections of the school from Nursery through to Sixth Form are represented and there is ample opportunity to speak with our Admissions Team and other staff members, as well as to our true ambassadors - the pupils themselves. Date: Saturday 29 June 2019 Time: 10am - 2pm Please register on our website: Our Admissions Team are always happy to help so for any enquiries please contact or call them on 01730 236 825.

  • Annual Summer Open Day

    10:00 -14:00

    Held at Churcher's College Senior School in Petersfield, this is a chance to discover everything that Churcher's College has to offer, from Nursery and Junior School right up to Senior School and Sixth Form. There will be a huge array of activities going on, with many stalls and a chance to chat with pupils and staff.