Our Schools

Danes Hill is widely recognised as one of the leading co-educational day preparatory schools in the country. Situated in the village of Oxshott, Surrey, Danes Hill provides boys and girls aged 3 to 13 with an unusually broad and balanced curriculum in 55 acres of landscaped grounds. 

Trust Objectives

"The objects of the Charity are to advance the education of children and adults by (without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing) the provision in the United Kingdom or elsewhere of day nurseries, pre-preparatory schools, preparatory schools, secondary schools and tutorial colleges"

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Significant Dates in the Vernon Educational Trust History


Founded in 1927 by Vernon Davies as Davies’s Ltd, specialising in preparing candidates for the Civil Service Exams.


Following the war, it became Davies’s Tutors Ltd in 1946 and Davies’s Educational Services (a not for profit Trust) in 1974.


In 1990 the name was changed to Vernon Educational Trust.