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Whitgift School

Haling Park, South Croydon, CR2 6YT

Whitgift School is an independent day and boarding school, for boys aged 11-18. The school is located in Croydon, with attractive grounds. One noteworthy point is the peacocks wandering around the school grounds; there is also a menagerie with other...

Phone: 02086889222

Website: www.whitgift.co.uk

Head: Mr Chris Ramsey

Registrar Details:

Simon Beck

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Whitgift School is an independent day and boarding school, for boys aged 11-18. The school is located in Croydon, with attractive grounds. One noteworthy point is the peacocks wandering around the school grounds; there is also a menagerie with other birds including flamingos.

There are around 1500 students with a small boarding contingent (around 70). All boarders in single boarding house in centre of school campus. Boarding house is modern, rooms are a decent size, either doubles or singles, each with en suite. Doubles are by far the most popular among the boys of Whitgift. Laundry washed and returned several times daily – acclaimed by boys as ‘like being in a hotel’. The boarding houses accommodate Games and Common Rooms downstairs, along with a few kitchenettes.

Whitgift is a fantastic sports school with many national trophies, and alumni going on to play professional and international sport, across football, hockey, cricket, for example. Sports facilities are excellent, including a gym, swimming pool and indoor sports centre, as well as outdoor ‘hybrid’ pitches. General sense of a lot of investment into the school. Interiors are well fitted, the classrooms, labs, library etc. we saw all in very good condition. Whitgift undoubtedly achieves excellent academic results by teaching ruthlessly to the exam, and generally comes across as a very ambitious school. Pupils comprise a wide range of nationalities, backgrounds. There is a £35m bursary programme annually, so a lot of students at Whitgift receive fee assistance, allowing them to make the most of the opportunities offered to them by attending the school.

Sector: Independent

Day/Boarding: Boarding Only

Setting: City

Total Pupils: 1532

Ages Covered: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Gender: Boys

Religious Ethos: Church of England

Opening Date: 1/1/1912

Sibling Policy: Yes

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Selection: Academically Selective

Curriculum:

  • British
  • International Baccalaureate DP