It moved to its present site in Frensham in 1939 and became a charitable trust in 1966. Co-education was introduced in 1992 when the Pre Prep and Nursery departments were opened.
Frensham Place, which now houses the school’s weekly boarders, was built in the 1880’s. It is a big stone mansion with shaped gables. Two cottages by the walled garden area were designed by the architect Edwin Lutyens. Frensham Place was the former home of the Woodroffe family, and the house’s chapel was the first place of worship for Farnham catholics since the Reformation. Local masses were celebrated by the Woodroffe’s chaplain Father Gerin, who had come to Farnham in 1888 to escape persecution in France.
The building was the former home of the newspaper proprietor and magnate Sir Cyril Arthur Pearson (1866-1921), the founder of Pearson’s Publishing and the Daily Express. He held frequent house parties and one of his regular visitors was author J. M Barrie. In the woods at the back was a thatched tree house, and some think this was the inspiration for the famous Wendy House in Peter Pan.
Frensham Place was the birthplace of Count Antonie Seilern, one of the most noted art collectors of the twentieth century. He was born at the house on 17 September 1901, the son of an Austrian nobleman Count Carl Seilern and his American wife Antoinette Woerishoffer.
During World War II the school was requisitioned by the Army, and housed a contingent from New Zealand. A local resident recalls that the driveway was guarded by sentries carrying rifles and the quiet country roads were often filled with convoys of heavy vehicles and marching men.