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King Edward’s Witley...

King Edward’s Witley is an independent boarding and day school for girls and boys aged 11-18, sited within a 100-acre campus in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Surrey countryside.

The School is approximately ten miles south of Guildford, with Heathrow and Gatwick international airports both within 45 minutes’ drive. Witley station is a three-minute walk away and represents an easy 50 minutes train journey into central London.

Founded in 1553 and with established links with the City of London, King Edward’s Witley is steeped in history, but combines its traditional strengths with a modern outlook. The School prides itself on its ability to provide a school community that reflects the real world, by admitting pupils from a broad range of academic, social, economic and cultural backgrounds - 65% are English native speakers and over 43 countries are represented. All children are nurtured to encourage independent thinking and a spirit of respect and understanding for others, resulting in a mature and well-rounded outlook on life and a commitment to upholding the strongest moral values.

King Edward’s Witley is proud to be one of the first English boarding schools in the area to offer the IB Diploma Programme and in 2014 celebrated ten years of the IB. In those ten years pupils have achieved close to a 100% success rate and King Edward’s Witley appears in the table of top UK IB Schools, as acknowledged by a Crystal Award from best-schools.co.uk.

From 2015, King Edward’s Witley is also offer the new A-level course as an alternative to the IB, ensuring pupils have a choice of routes to secure a place at university. The School also runs a one year Pre Sixth Form course for overseas students, representing an opportunity to improve English language skills and trial both IB and A-level subjects on offer, allowing for more informed Sixth Form choices.

Renowned for its ability to nurture pupils so they excel in their academic studies, King Edward’s Witley also provides a highly motivating and inspiring environment for children to equally thrive in other sporting / creative activities. The School has an excellent reputation for its welcoming community and the provision of high-quality pastoral care.

Facilities at the School are second to none and include a brand new state of the art Business and Finance Centre, indoor swimming pool, all weather hockey and tennis playing fields and a newly refurbished central dining hall, which delivers an outstanding standard of catering. The School pioneered paired boarding houses with communal areas, where everyone can come together in their spare time to enjoy games, TV, music and conversation in the common rooms, kitchen, music and television rooms. For the Sixth Form, a lively common room and new study area and careers library provide an environment for independent learning and recreation.

Headmaster John F Attwater MA
Academic Director of IB and Sixth Form Richard Arch

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