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King Edward's Witley

Wormley, Godalming, Surrey, England GU8 5SG

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 11 - 18 Years Boarding (Weekly)

King Edward’s Witley is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for 11-18 year olds. Our unique heritage means we can provide the best preparation for adult life than almost any other...

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Joanna Wright

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.

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 or the IB Diploma programme in the Sixth Form. 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. Pupils benefit from small class sizes and our House system with its supportive pastoral networks which are at the heart of school life. Each House is committed to 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 420 pupils are local, we attract international students from more than 40 countries who help teach us what it means to be part of the wider human family. A new Upper Sixth Form House, Academic Hub and Reception area, containing a Learning Resource Centre, will all open in September 2022.

We host and take part in weekly sports matches – Saturdays and mid-week. In recent years the School is proud to have achieved regional and national success in football, tennis, basketball, table tennis, fencing, climbing and athletics. Music flourishes inside and outside the classroom with some twenty choirs, orchestras and specialist instrumental ensembles from chamber music to rock bands. A carefully structured programme enables pupils of all abilities and aspirations to perform, from informal showcase concerts and workshops to masterclasses and large-scale concerts. Annual instrumental and vocal competitions are held for soloists and ensembles.

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 capture. King Edward's is a wonderfully safe place for youthful adventure and curiosity. Our ethos ensures there is ample choice for boys and girls to enjoy a wide variety of sports. Our programme is built on the latest research with activities that blend breadth with specific development, hence offering a vast array of Physical Education programmes.

Our aim is to inspire a love of independent learning, a wealth of lasting friendships, Christian values and hopeful vision. King Edward’s is an extraordinary, distinctive, forward-thinking and global minded community. It is a wonderful place to be.

For more detail of life at King Edward's School, please visit www.kesw.org.
To arrange a personal visit, or for further information, please contact admissions@kesw.org

Open Days, Visits & Events

28-09-2023 - Sixth Form Open Evening

30-09-2023 - 11+ Open Morning (2024 applicants only)

05-10-2023 - 13+ Open Morning

What We Offer

  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IB DP - International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Theology
  • Ancient Greek
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Astronomy
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • First Aid/Life Savers
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets


  • Assessment
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Referral by Local Authority or Social Services
  • Report from previous school
  • Bursaries
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Choral
  • Art
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • Financial Assistance
  • All-rounder
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Sixth Form
  • Science
  • Sport
  • IB Diploma scholarships
  • All denominations welcome
  • Church of England
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range11 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *£16785 to £21585
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£31980 to £33225
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£33675 to £34995
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    73Full Boarding53
    8Weekly Boarding4
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 122
    Part-time: 61

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    Josh Andrade, Lower School House Master

    Queen Mary House is a vibrant, happy House that aims to provide every pupil with a broad learning experience in and out of the classroom. We motivate them all to work and play hard, as well as embrace new challenges and opportunities.