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  • Whitgift School
    Haling Park
    South Croydon
    CR2 6YT
  • Head: Dr C Barnett
  • T 020 8688 9222
  • F 020 8760 0682
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  • A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 10 to 18
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Croydon
  • Pupils: 1,466
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day £19,362 pa; Boarding £30,447 - £36,411 pa
  • Open days: Open afternoons by appointment only. Please ring Admissions Secretary for dates.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Well on the way to building an education that ensures those focused on academic excellence get their fill, but will customise for those with exceptional sports, musical or other talents – fistful of scholars desirable but making A*s the priority for exceptionally gifted violinist headed for music college is pointless, thinks head. For the natural joiner, undoubtedly paradise, and starts early with all new pupils getting free golf and instrumental lessons (though not simultaneously). Much of massive co-curricular programme included in the fees (100 or so options, from animal to Islamic club)...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Japanese at an English Independent School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Japanese at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)


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





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Since 1991, Christopher A Barnett BA MA DPhil (60s). Previously second master, Dauntsey’s School and before that head of history at Bradfield. Married to Laura, psychotherapist and author, four grown up children, one daughter, three sons who all came here, all scaling assorted dizzying career heights from bloodstock agent to Twitter supremo.

First post was in higher education as economics lecturer at Brunel in the 70s, combined with political research for MP. Logical, given impressive string of qualifications to his name, Oxford and history-based for the initial bunch, including doctorate; extras from – amongst others – Downing, Cambridge where he’s a fellow commoner (more important than a college lecturer; less than a bye-fellow, apparently) and French government (who wouldn’t want luscious-sounding Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Palmes Académiques?).

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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
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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