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King Edward’s School Witley

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King Edward’s School Witley

Address: Witley, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5SG
Website: kesw.org
Founded: 1553
Number of Pupils: 420
Fees: Lower School Boarding £10,270, Day £5,120. Forms 3–5 Boarding £10,270, Day £6,400. (Pre) Sixth Form Boarding £10,665, Day £6,820.
Ages: 11-18
Head Teacher: John Attwater MA
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Admission at 11, 13 and 16 via entrance examination and interview.
Contact: Justin Benson, Director of Admissions, 01428 686735, [email protected]
School Visits:Prospective pupils are welcome at Open Mornings or individual visits. Please arrange visits through the Admissions Office.

The Curriculum

We offer (I)GCSE qualifications and a one-year Pre Sixth Form course. In the sixth form we offer the IB, alongside a new A-Level programme. In 2018, an impressive 73 per cent of subjects taken in the exam were graded at the equivalent to A-level A*-B.

Games and the Arts

With first class sports facilities, our approach is very much ‘Sport for All’. First class sport, music and the arts are key to our co-curricular programme. We excel in football for both boys and girls.

Pastoral Care

High quality pastoral care is central to everything we do. All pupils are attached to boarding houses under the care of a trained housemaster or housemistress and at least three resident staff, including a matron. Additionally, every pupil has a tutor who looks after their academic welfare and co-curricular programme and deals quickly with any concerns.  Food is excellent and prepared on-site. There is a well-equipped Medical Centre which is staffed 24 hours a day.

University Places

The vast majority of pupils proceed to Universities including Oxbridge.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

A good education is a foundation for life. At King Edward’s this means an exciting and challenging curriculum, a broad range of sporting, artistic, social and cultural opportunities and an environment specifically created to instigate the values of independent learning, responsibility for others and the enjoyment of challenge. 

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Achieved ‘excellent’ in all nine categories (ISI Inspection, December 2015).
  • In 2018, 73 per cent of IB students gained A*–B  A-level equivalent.
  • IB or A-level courses in sixth form
  • 97 per cent of GCSE grades at A*–C across all subjects
  • Weekly and occasional boarding and a flexible day
  • Easy rail links – 51 minutes from London Waterloo


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