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  • King Edward's School Witley
    GU8 5SG
  • Head: Mrs Joanna Wright
  • T 01428 686700
  • E [email protected]
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  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 10 to 19.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 484
  • Religion: Christian
  • Fees: Day £20,025 - £23,985; Boarding £38,205 - £38,955
  • Open days: 28 September 2023 - Sixth Form Open Evening
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

Pupils thrive at King Edward's. We encourage them to be the best versions of themselves because individual achievement and personal growth count for more than league tables. Our unique heritage and place among British co-educational independent schools means that we can provide the best preparation for adult life to a wider range of young people than almost any other institution.

King Edward's offers your son or daughter a school that can feel as warm and welcoming as home. A springboard to a lifelong love of learning which can nurture confidence, foster collaboration and prepare them for life in a multicultural world. Most of all it can help them discover who they are. This is a School shaped by generosity of spirit, not by background.

Academic focus

A King Edward's education is a rounded education. All academic staff are subject specialists, GCSE/IGCSE in Year 11 followed by a choice of A-level courses. Young people discover skills, talents and enthusiasms they never knew they had and are encouraged to set their sights high and be ambitious in their learning. Our rich co-curricular programme broadens their horizons.


All our pupils benefit from small class sizes and our House system with its supportive pastoral networks at the heart of school life. Each House is committed to strong connections uniting and blending boarders and day pupils into a single team. Diversity has been a strength since our foundation in 1553 and while most of our 424 pupils are local, we attract international pupils from more than 30 countries. They help teach us what it means to be part of the wider human family.


King Edward's is a thriving community with four senior boys and two senior girls Houses for day, weekly and flexi boarders. Lower School pupils in Years 7 and 8 reside in Queen Mary House, an impressive family-oriented building steeped in history. Each House has a pastoral team consisting of a House parent and assistant House parent, Matron and an academic tutor. Additionally, there is a 24-hour Medical Centre and an on-site Chaplain.

Mindful of our responsibility to prepare our pupils for the next stage in their educational journey, we have recently built an impressive Upper Sixth Form House that represents a stepping-stone to the independence and the full university experience. The House provides a unique opportunity, allowing pupils to study independently while honing important life skills, in a vibrant, communal environment consistent with student campus accommodation.

Hobbies and activities

On our leafy, 100-acre site amid the Surrey Hills we have space for all the sport, drama, music, hobbies, and intellectual pursuits a young mind can take. King Edward's is a wonderfully safe place for youthful adventure and curiosity.

The School creates a foundation for life both now and for the future. Our timeless education reaches far beyond the exciting and challenging academic curriculum and the broad range of opportunities in all areas of school life - sporting, artistic, social and cultural.

Pupils leave as independent free-thinkers - agile, motivated, and self-disciplined. The creative, entrepreneurial thinking they develop here gives the next generation of inventors, designers and problem-solvers the ability to grasp life with both hands.
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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.

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