Whitgift School

Whitgift School, Haling Park Rd, South Croydon CR2 6YT

Whitgift School review

Founded in 1596, Whitgift School is a historic British aristocratic boys' school that originally operated as a private day school and only began accepting boarding students in 2013. While it may not be on par with renowned boys' schools like Tonbridge School and Abingdon School, Whitgift School shines brightly and attracts the attention of many Hong Kong parents. Whitgift has a rigorous admissions process, admitting only 5 to 6 of the most outstanding boys from traditional prestigious schools in Hong Kong each year. Besides academic achievements, the school places great emphasis on sports. If you are a "well-rounded" student excelling in both academics and sports, Whitgift School is an excellent fit for you.

Whitgift School Introduction

A "Cradle of Scholars"

Whitgift School has been recognised as the "top-performing London private boys' school" by The Sunday Times Parent Power League Tables. The school offers GCSE, A-Level, B-TEC, and IB courses, consistently ranking high in UK school rankings. Such outstanding achievements are the result of the school's careful nurturing and comprehensive support. Apart from impressive public examination results, the school has also achieved remarkable results in national subject competitions. For instance, it has won numerous awards in the UK Senior Mathematics Challenge and the Biology Olympiad.

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Educational Experiences Through Travel

The school has organised study trips to various parts of the world during long holidays, providing students with firsthand experiences to deepen their understanding of knowledge. The school leads students interested in geology on geological explorations in Iceland and takes those interested in history to Berlin, Germany, to explore historical events during World War II. These experiences deepen students' interest in their subjects, broaden their knowledge beyond textbooks, and broaden their horizons, encouraging them to pursue their interests.

Combining Vintage Architecture with Modern Facilities

The school buildings were designed by the late renowned architect Sir Arthur Blomfield, who has also created masterpieces for prestigious institutions such as the University of Cambridge, Eton College, and the Royal College of Music. Although the exterior of the buildings appears antiquated, the facilities inside are up-to-date. The school environment is picturesque, surrounded by roses, and it's hard to believe that one can see peacocks and storks leisurely living within the school premises. With such an elegant setting, it is no wonder the school boasts of being "noble" in the academic realm. However, modern facilities are also essential, including a chapel, gymnasium, golf practice ground, music hall, and music classrooms, all of which meet international standards, allowing students to use the latest teaching materials in a beautiful environment.

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Outstanding Sports Facilities foster Future "stars"

For many years, Whitgift School has achieved excellent results in school competitions in cricket, football, rugby, and golf, among others. The school also employs several former professional footballers as coaches and has partnerships with well-known English Premier League teams such as Crystal Palace and Chelsea. Some students have been invited to "trial" at these two clubs, and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who currently plays for Chelsea, is a graduate of Whitgift School.

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