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King Edward's Witley

King Edward's Witley

Petworth Road, Godalming, GU8 5SG, UK

01428 686735



King Edward's Witley
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Status Private
Head Mrs Joanna Wright
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 11-18 years
Number of pupils 420
Average Class Size 15
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Richard Davies

King Edward's Witley, a co-educational independent British boarding and day school for pupils aged 11-18, is situated in stunning 100-acre grounds in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Surrey. The School benefits from a convenient location with excellent road and rail links between London, the South Coast and Heathrow and Gatwick international airports.

Founded in 1553, King Edward's enjoys established links with the City. The School embraces its heritage and traditions with a modern outlook consistent with a world-class centre of excellence, with a commitment to the pastoral and education needs of the children it serves.

King Edward's is one of the UK's top co-educational day and boarding schools offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), opening university opportunities in the UK and globally. In 2020 pupils achieved an average score of 33.9 points, well outstripping the worldwide average for IB students of 30 points out of a possible 45. 51% of individual subject grades were 7 or 6 - the equivalent to A Level A* and A, an outstanding achievement.

The School offers a Pre-Sixth one-year programme for overseas pupils as a stepping stone to the IB. Pre-Sixth gives students, aged 15-16, a taste of boarding life, an opportunity to improve their spoken and written English and enjoy cultural trips around the UK. For Pre-Sixth pupils looking to continue into King Edward's Sixth Form or return to education in their home country, they are able to take GCSE examinations in a range of subjects.

Living in Houses alongside pupils aged 11 - 18, our Pre-Sixth and Sixth Form pupils are fully integrated with their peers and build deep friendships. There are currently 400 boarding and day pupils from over 40 countries. 70% are English native speakers.

Academic and sporting facilities are extensive affording a broad curriculum and co-curricular programme. There are over 50 clubs & societies including many sporting opportunities; much music-making with over twenty ensembles and choirs; an array of art and DT workshops; extended drama and theatre experiences, trips and much more from the cerebral chess and debating to the challenging Duke of Edinburgh to the more the mindful bee keeping and yoga.