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Whitgift School

Whitgift School

Haling Park, South Croydon, CR2 6YT, Surrey

+44 20 8633 9935



Whitgift School
School type Boys' Day & Boarding Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1596
Headmaster Mr Christopher Ramsey
Date Appointed September 2017
Boys Age Range 10-18 years
Number of pupils 1,550
Day fees per annum £22,269
Weekly Boarding fees per annum £35,973
Boarding fees per annum £43,629
Average Class Size 20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7
Associations HMC, IB

Whitgift is one of Britain's finest independent day and boarding schools, offering a friendly, challenging and inclusive environment for 10-18 year old boys. Our core purpose is to educate bright and talented young men to become independent learners and thinkers, to achieve beyond what they believed they could, and to leave the School ready to give back to the society in which they will be leaders.

The School offers a variety of pathways to qualifications, including the A Levels, Pre U and the International Baccalaureate, where it is the top performing boys school in the UK. Alongside exceptional academic standards, the co-curricular activities feature more than 80 clubs & societies, more than 40 sports and an Outdoor Education programme that travels worldwide. A packed Performing Arts programme performs regularly, staging first-class musicals and plays. Orchestras and choirs tour internationally, and play at major venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and Goodwood House.

The School's Boarding House, opened in 2013, is superbly-equipped and offers full, weekly and flexi-boarding to boys aged 13-18. This option allows boys to make the most of their time at Whitgift without distractions or a lengthy commute. Structured homework and free time sessions, as well as organised evening and weekend activities ensure that boarders build a strong balance between their academic studies and their co-curricular interests. For those who live further afield, there are 12 dedicated bus routes covering a wide radius.

Whitgift takes pride in being a diverse student body and global citizenship and digital literacy are key areas of focus for the entire school community. Over 43 languages are spoken by boarders alone. Pastoral support is at the foundation of our provision, with each pupil and his parents guaranteed a friendly face to turn to for advice and guidance. The latest ISI Report states, "The quality of pastoral care is outstanding…a calm courteous approach pervades the School, indicated by highly civilised and positive relationships between staff and pupils."

Whitgift offers generous scholarships and bursaries and more information can be found on our website.

Independent Boys' School of the Year

In 2020 Whitgift was announced as Independent Boys' School of the Year and has also been shortlisted in 2021 for the same award. When announcing the award, judges said of Whitgift, "a compelling entry that radiated the school's inclusive and collaborative values in the context of an all boys' school."

Open Events

We encourage you to come and visit us on one of our Open Events to get a true feel for our inspiring school community.

Contact the Whitgift Admissions Team

T: 0208 633 9935

E: admissions@whitgift.co.uk