King Edward's Witley
Petworth Road, Godalming, GU8 5SG, UK
Co-educational Day & Boarding
|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||Andy Baynes|
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 2021 pupils achieved an average score of 35.9 points, well outstripping the worldwide average for IB students of 30 points out of a possible 45. 62% 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 424 boarding and day pupils from over 30 countries. 70% are English native speakers.
We will be unveiling our Upper Sixth Form House in 2022, which will become home to all Upper Sixth Form pupils, both boys and girls, in their final year at King Edward’s. The new House will benefit from landscaped outdoor space, study and social areas and boarders will have their own study bedrooms with full en suite facilities. Our Upper Sixth Form House will provide the perfect stepping stone to university and independent living.
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 mindful bee keeping.