Elmhurst caters for boys aged 4 - 11 and concentrates on raising individual levels of attainment to the extent that boys will have the best possible chance of doing themselves justice in competitive entrance examinations at the age of eleven.
Considerable success has been achieved over a long period of time in obtaining places at notable Independent Schools. The majority of boys go on to Whitgift, Trinity or Dulwich College. Other schools at which boys have gained places include Alleyns, Caterham, Emmanuel, Reigate Grammar, Royal Russell, St. Dunstans, Wilson's and Wallington. A minority of boys leave Elmhurst to enter boarding school education.
Elmhurst aims to provide an environment in which a boy can develop not only his mental and physical abilities, but also appreciate the value of good manners, honesty and consideration for others.
The curriculum is wide and provides as many opportunities as possible for each boy to discover his own particular talents, strengths and weaknesses so that he will grow and develop as an individual capable of making his own decisions.
The atmosphere in the school is based on respect and politeness within a disciplined framework, which provides security, whilst at the same time being happy and friendly. In this situation there is ample scope for each boy to develop his personality and realise his potential to the full so that he may eventually be able to take his place as a useful member of our society.
Most boys come to the school as a result of personal recommendations and several are the sons of former pupils.