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  • King Edward's School Witley
    GU8 5SG
  • Head: Mr J Attwater
  • T 01428 686700
  • F 01428 685260
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 10 to 19
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 391
  • Religion: Christian
  • Fees: Day: £14,985 - £19,950; Boarding: £24,630 - £29,145 pa
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

King Edward’s Witley is an independent boarding and day school for girls and boys aged 11-18 that offers pupils the opportunity to excel in their academic studies while also offering a highly motivating and inspiring environment for children to equally thrive in other sporting and creative activities. The School takes pride in its ability to provide a school community which, reflects the real world, by admitting pupils from a broad range of academic, social, economic and cultural backgrounds.

King Edward’s Witley was an early adopter of the prestigious IB and in 2014-15 celebrated ten years of the IB, and ranks as one of the UK’s top 25 co-educational day and boarding schools offering the IB. In 2015, the School acknowledged the need for alternative routes to university and now offers the new A-level courses across a wide choice of subjects.

The School has a renowned reputation for the provision of high-quality pastoral care and a welcoming community that delivers unrivalled support to pupils. Facilities are second to none and include a new state of the art Business and Finance Centre, excellent sports grounds and, indoor swimming pool.

Conveniently located, the School is approximately 40 minutes’ drive from Heathrow and Gatwick. Witley station is a three-minute walk away and is on the main London Waterloo to Portsmouth line. King Edward’s is set within a secure and attractive 100-acre wooded campus.

Fees are competitively priced and all ‘extras’ are included such as school uniform, books and equipment.
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What the parents say...

I am a lawyer and a new parent for 2014. I am very happy with this school, it offers the IB and the staff and students have impeccable manners. Although quintessentially English and steeped in history, it is an international school with students from many different places and backgrounds. The school provides strong moral guidance for pupils but is not narrow-minded. Having worked in international business myself and with the school’s connections with the City of London, I feel this school will prepare my son for the modern world. My son has settled in very well and the school is very diligent at helping students reaching their academic best with an excellent tutor system and continual monitoring and feedback. Very good pastoral care and good IT systems (supporting Windows, MAC and Chrome)

Commented on 30th Sep 2014

As an old boy of the school I can only say that this school; gave me my foundation for life and success in living it. It has changed demographic character since I was there in the 60s, but it has preserved its core of academic excellence, education for life, and full involvement in sports and artistic pursuits. It has a family atmosphere and pupils leave with good lifelong friends and confidence to meet all of life's challenges. Look no further this is the place for your son or daughter to be.

Commented on 31st Mar 2014

As an Old Witleian it could be said that I might be biased, one way or another, in my opinion and to quote a visiting BBC journalist on an occasion when the then President, Her Majesty The Queen Mother, was visiting: "This is a co-educational boarding school of the very best type." I really cannot say better than that. Having returned several times over the years since my departure and most recently to give my "sage" advice to 6th formers at a Careers Fair, I can only add that it seems to offer even more variety and opportunity to its pupils than it did in my day - highly recommended!

Commented on 26th Mar 2014

Our son is in his third year at King Edward's having joined in the first year from a local state junior school. His progress in the eight terms so far has been excellent, encouraged by diligent and enthusiastic teaching staff. Currently a day pupil, he enjoys school life so much, he is to start boarding from the 2014 summer term. The extra-curricular activities are many and varied and he takes part in as many as he can. This co-ed school has a happy, international community feel and our son very much appreciates this element of his school life. We would highly recommend King Edward's.

Commented on 25th Mar 2014

Our daughter has just started her second year at KESW. Having come from a state primary background, we were keen to find a private school that, whilst having good results, provided a caring environment and encouraged individual development. KESW does this and we have so far been delighted with our daughter's academic progress and her obvious happiness at school. The facilities and grounds are excellent and the teaching staff are of a high quality. It's a school worthy of consideration against other schools in Surrey and the additional facilities that a boarding school can offer for day pupils are a welcome boon for working parents.

Commented on 12th Sep 2013

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Untranslated Literature at an English Independent School (IBO Standard level component)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Geography at an English Independent School (IBO Higher level component)
  • Best performance by Girls taking German at an English Independent School (Level1/2 certificates)


International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.



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Special Education Needs

The School caters for those with a special need for boarding, promoting both cultural and intellectual development in our pupils, together with the achievement of the best academic qualifications within each pupil’s capabilities. To this end the School seeks to identify and to provide support for the particular or special needs of its pupils by: · screening new pupils regularly in order to identify those with particular needs · employing trained learning support teachers who are able to provide individual or small group support for pupils with particular needs · keeping a regularly updated register of pupils who receive such help so that those who teach them are informed of their needs · cooperating with specialist advisory teachers and allowing them access to classrooms in company with the pupil · being flexible over the provision of co-curricular sport and activities, as well as the curriculum itself, in order to accommodate individual pupil’s needs.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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