Whitgift School - Croydon
What is Whitgift School like?
A boys' school which welcomes students aged 10 - 18, Whitgift School is incredibly well known in London for its sporting prowess and the famous professional atheletes it has produced. Over the past few years, it has also featured regularly near the top of academic league table for boys' boarding schools (by A-level results) and has also recorded some outstanding IB Diploma results.
Occupying a huge campus in the middle of south London, the school caters for 1400 boys in total, and has an on-campus house for just over 100 domestic and international boarders. The main building feels particularly grand, with resident peacocks free to roam the main quadrant. OTher parts of the school are particularly modern and, as you might expect, the sporting facilities are exceptional.
Despite this, the ambience of the school feels very progressive and multiculutural, with teachers and students clearly enjoying mutually friendly and respectful relations on a campus that buzzes with energy.
Would Whitgift School be suitable for my son?
Boys at a school of this size need to be ready to throw themselves into the culture of the school and get involved. Whilst the school caters for a huge range of student interests, quiet boys may well feel overawed by the sheer size and vibrancy of the school.
It is not compulsry to be sporty, though athletic students will clearly have all their dreams met by Whitgift. Likewise, the school has fostered an academically selective reputation, and requires successful applicants to be capable of achieving a level above the national average.
How can I apply for Whitgift School?
The typical entrance points are at 11+, 13+ and 16+, and the timelines to apply for these are varied. The starting point for any parent is to know whether their son stands a good chance of being successful with an application, so it is advisable to contact us to discuss further as an initial step.