King Edward's School Witley
Surrey, United Kingdom
About King Edward's School Witley
The School: Founded in 1553 by Royal Charter in the City of London, the School is the operational arm of Bridewell Royal Hospital, a charitable foundation with assets in excess of £20m which provides for children in need of a boarding style of education. The foundation currently provides support to over 100 pupils to attend the School.
King Edward's School is a co-educational boarding and day school for some 410 pupils, around 65% of whom are full boarders. It caters for broadly equal numbers of boys and girls, with main entry points at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form. Around 30% of students are from abroad, from around 35 different countries. There is a Sixth Form of 180, most of who go on to universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. At the same time the curriculum is deliberately broad and suitable for pupils of differing abilities. The School has become known for its innovative approach, including in 2010 a move to the International Baccalaureate as its sole Sixth Form curriculum, only recently reversed with the advent of the reformed linear A-levels: King Edward’s is among the top 10 co-educational IB schools in the country and the Head is a member of HMC.
Further details of the School are to be found in the Independent Schools’ Year Book, or on our website www.kesw.org.
The Area: King Edward’s Witley occupies 100 woodland acres on the edge of Witley, a village on the borders of Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. It is about twelve miles from Guildford and four miles from Godalming. Witley station is on the Portsmouth to Waterloo railway line and the journey from London takes just under an hour by train. The School is 45 minutes by taxi from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The area is a noted beauty spot and the School is surrounded by woodland, heathland and commons. Local amenities include the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford and the School is within close proximity of London and the south coast. There are good shopping facilities in Haslemere, Godalming and Guildford.
Child Protection: King Edward’s School Witley is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child-protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.