Notre Dame School, Surrey

For other schools of the same name, see Notre Dame High School (disambiguation).
Notre Dame School
Motto Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam
(To the greater glory of God)
Established 1937
Type Independent day school
Religion Roman Catholic
Headmistress Mrs King (Senior School) Ms D'Aprano (Prep School)
Chair of Governors Glen Travers
Founders Company of Our Lady Mary
Location Cobham
KT11 1HA
Coordinates: 51°20′30″N 0°25′28″W / 51.3417°N 0.4245°W / 51.3417; -0.4245
DfE number 936/6163
DfE URN 125375 Tables
Students 360 (approx.)
Gender Girls
Ages 2¾–18.5
Houses 4
Colours Blue     and yellow    

Notre Dame School is an independent Catholic girls day school located in Cobham, Surrey, England. The school includes both a preparatory school and a senior school.


Notre Dame School was founded at Burwood House in 1937 by nuns from the Company of Our Lady Mary.In 2003 the school’s ownership passed from The Company of Mary Our Lady to a charitable trust, and is now managed by the trustees and a board of governors, several of whom are Sisters from the religious institute. The present headmistress was appointed in 2003.[1]


Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, was the main celebrant at a special Mass held at the school to celebrate both the 70th anniversary of the school and 400 years of the Company of Mary Our Lady on Tuesday 15 May 2007. The Mass was also attended by Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, Apostolic Nuncio, Bishop Kieran Conry and Bishop Bernard Longley.

Preparatory School

Notre Dame Preparatory School
Type Preparatory school
Religion Roman Catholic
Headmaster Merinda D'aprano
Location Cobham
KT11 1HA
DfE number 936/6570
DfE URN 125447 Tables
Gender Girls; Boys (aged 2-4)
Ages 2¾–11

The prep department consists of the BlueBelles Nursery for boys and girls aged 2 to 4 and the junior school for girls aged 4–11.


The pupils of both schools are divided into four Houses, which compete in such things as sport and drama. The Houses are named as follows:[2]


The school has membership of the Girls' Schools Association, the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools and the Catholic Independent Schools' Conference.

Notable former pupils


  1. Independent Schools Inspectorate, (February 2007), Inspection of Notre Dame Senior School, page 1
  2. "House System". Retrieved 22 May 2016.
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