Independent Schools

Claremont Fan School

Claremont Fan School is an Independent co-educational school set in 100 acres of greenbelt in the heart of Surrey.

Claremont Fan Court began from small but very significant foundations. The first families in the then separate girls’ school, Clear View, were Christian Scientists who wished to establish a school for their daughters that advocated seeing good in all, inspired by the principles of Christian Science.

A few years later, several teachers who were Christian Scientists established Fan Court, a boys’ preparatory school in Chertsey. They chose ‘Be Strong’ as the school motto. An early Fan Court headmaster said: ‘We like to think of our boys as going out into the world knowing themselves greatly beloved of God, unafraid, at peace with themselves and their neighbours, and spiritually strong.’

The two schools merged in 1978. Our emblem united Fan Court’s morally strong lion and Claremont’s guiding torch, illustrating our motto ‘Be Strong in Understanding’.

Our values-led approach helps develop fine young people of all faiths and none. Claremont Fan Court School is owned by a company limited by guarantee and registered with the Charity Commission. The governors are the trustees.