Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6AS


Aldro is a day and boarding school for approximately 180 children aged between 7 and 13.  We are delighted to announce that, from September 2021, girls will be able to join Aldro and benefit from the outstanding education and opportunities that boys have enjoyed for over 120 years.

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 our 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 us daily from the towns and villages surrounding our stunning rural location in the home county of Surrey.

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!

Our small class sizes and high aspirations ensure that Aldro pupils achieve their very best in the classroom.  We want them to 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.  Our strong pastoral model and tangible sense of community, together with the values that stem from our Christian foundation, underpin our day-to-day lives here, helping to ensure that each child is uniquely known and individually valued. Aldro parents also contribute much to our sense of community and, when your child joins Aldro, you too become a part of the wider Aldro family. 

Preparatory School

Attending Events


Nov 2022

The Independent Schools Show, Battersea Park, London
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
England, Battersea


May 2022

The Independent Schools Show Summer Fair
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Contact Information

Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6AS

Key Information

Chris Carlier
Church of England
Boys & Girls
School Setting:
Age Range:
Fee Range (Termly):
£5,848 - £8,637
Exit exams:
 13+ Common Entrance & Scholarship

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