About Us

Churcher’s College is an Independent day school for boys and girls from 3 – 18 years of age offering Nursery, Junior, Senior and Sixth Form education. With around 865 pupils in the Senior School and 225 pupils in the Junior School (excluding the Nursery) of approximately equal numbers of boys and girls, Churcher’s College enjoys recognition as one of the most accomplished independent, co-educational day schools in the country.

The school is hosted on two campus sites in Hampshire enabling the Junior School and Nursery pupils to flourish in their own beautiful grounds in Liphook, whilst maintaining close links to the Senior School and Sixth Form located in nearby Petersfield. Both sites offer on-site playing fields and unrivalled facilities, providing the comfort and opportunities of an open, healthy environment.

Our Mission Statement

We seek to give the widest range of experiences and also the opportunity to excel. Children at Churcher’s College thrive in an atmosphere of high expectation but even higher achievement in a happy, well-disciplined and caring environment.

Excellent examination results are clearly important; the achievement of these forms a core element of a child’s time here. Equally, the development of self-esteem, moral values and leadership are vitally important parts of a child’s education.

By developing the full academic, creative and sporting talents of the girls and boys, within the context of social awareness, our aim is to fully prepare them for all they will face in the dynamic and challenging world in which we live.

The pupils of Churcher’s College become confident, responsible, respected and selfless citizens in a world which will require gifted, flexible young people of character, dedication and compassion.

Our History

The College was founded by Richard Churcher in 1722, a wealthy local businessman and philanthropist who made his fortune through interests in the British East India Company.

Churcher decreed in his will, dated 1722, that the College was ‘to educate 10 or 12 local boys from Petersfield, of any age from 9 to 14, in the arts of writing, arithmetic, mathematics and navigation so they could be apprenticed to masters of ships sailing in the East Indies’.

Churcher’s College was established as a non-denominational foundation under the terms of Richard Churcher’s will and has remained so ever since.