About Whitgift

Updated: Fri 6 Oct 2017  

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Whitgift School is an outstanding British independent day and boarding school for boys. Founded in 1600, it is renowned for its first-class education, and a commitment to achieving the highest standards. Located in south London, and set in beautiful parkland, it was once a royal estate belonging to Henry VIII, and later the home of Lord Howard of Effingham, Lord High Admiral of the Fleet sent against the Armada.

A Whitgift education is unique and exceptionally tailor-made, offering a variety of pathways to qualifications, with bilingual sections for native French and Spanish speakers. More than 40 sports are available; many boys represent their country. An exciting Performing Arts programme is offered, with first-class musicals and plays performed regularly. Co-curricular activities feature more than 80 clubs and societies. The School has some of the finest facilities of any school in the UK, including a state-of-the-art boarding house.

Whitgift boasts notable alumni including politicians, business people, musicians, authors, international sportsmen and more.