- Notre Dame School, Surrey
Notre Dame School, Cobham, Surrey Motto Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam
(To the greater glory of God)
Established 1937 Type Independent Catholic girls day school Headmistress of Senior School B. Williams MA, NPQH, B.Ed. (Oxon) Headmaster of Preparatory School David Plummer Chair of Governors Glen Travers Founders Sisters of the Company of Mary Our Lady (Foundress of Company of Mary Our Lady, St.Jeanne de Lestonnac) Location Cobham
Students 760 (approx.) Gender Girls Ages 2¾–18 Houses 4 Colours Blue and yellow Former pupils Notre Dame School alumni Affiliation Company of Mary Our Lady Website www.notredame.co.uk/
Notre Dame School was founded at Burwood House in 1937, as a member of the Company of Mary Our Lady (a Catholic Foundation founded by St Jeanne de Lestonnac in 1607). 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 Order. The present headmistress was appointed in 2003.
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 His Excellency Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, Apostolic Nuncio, Bishop Kieran Conry and Bishop Bernard Longley.
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:
- Jeanne (Prep) Arundel (Senior)
- Michel (Prep) Burwood (Senior)
- Richard (Prep) D'abernon (Senior)
- Gaston (Prep) Ellesmere (Senior)
The school has membership of the Girls' Schools Association, the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools and the Catholic Independent Schools' Conference.
Notable former pupils
- Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, head of hairdressing company Toni & Guy and daughter of co-founder Toni Mascolo.
- ^ INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INSPECTORATE, (February 2007), INSPECTION OF NOTRE DAME SENIOR SCHOOL, page 1
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