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  • Whitgift School
    Haling Park
    South Croydon
    CR2 6YT
  • Head: Christopher Ramsay
  • T 020 8688 9222
  • F 020 8760 0682
  • E [email protected]
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  • An independent school for boys aged from 10 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Croydon
  • Pupils: 1,550; sixth formers: 380
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day £21,240 pa; Boarding £34,260 - £41,550 pa
  • Open days: Open Morning - Saturday 18 September 2021 and Open Evening - Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Pupils and staff communicate an aura of being glad to be here, but no grand public school airs and graces. ‘That was what sold us,’ said one father. ‘We wanted our son to have a busy and fulfilling life, but the sense of entitlement one sees in some schools was completely alien.’ Teams have won more than 120 national titles in the past five years: stalwart rugby and football, hockey and cricket – with nearly 30 school teams fielded in each. Over 40 sports are available...

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What the school says...

Welcome to Whitgift. Everyone here is proud of this friendly, challenging and inclusive school, and from the images and words on this site, I hope you can see why: we live and work in beautiful parkland, we enjoy superb facilities and we reach astonishing standards in all we do.

Whitgiftians come from many backgrounds, thanks to one of the biggest bursary schemes in the UK, but are united by their ability and their ‘can do’ attitude. Successive inspections, most recently in May 2017, have ranked Whitgift amongst Britain's finest schools.

Above all, Whitgift boys are articulate, confident without being boastful, and outstandingly good company. Please do come and see us, and meet some of them for yourself.

Chris Ramsey, Headmaster
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International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.





What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2017, Christopher Ramsey (50s). With two headships already under his belt (King’s Taunton and Chester), Mr Ramsey could be described as a ‘career head’ in some ways, but he also enjoyed a successful career as a modern languages teacher at the Leys, Shrewsbury and Wellington. Arriving here, he has faced the formidable challenge of succeeding an exceptional and long-serving (26 years) head, Dr Christopher Barnett, but is full of calm praise for his predecessor. ‘I was lucky: not merely did I take over an excellent school, but it was one which Dr Barnett had acclimatised to accept change as part of the inevitable drive towards excellence.’

With more than 1,500 pupils and 200+ teaching staff, Mr Ramsey might look at a glance like the supreme technocrat, but he’s personally approachable...

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Special Education Needs

The SENCO/Head of Learning Support holds the Diploma in SpLD. Staff receive training, strategies and information to support students with specific learning difficulties. Three Learning Support Assistants, two of whom hold the Cert in SpLD, provide support in class and monitor students learning. Whitgift has a designated Learning Support area where individual and small group teaching and learning takes place.

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
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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