Basic Information & Location
Whitgift School is an independent day school with limited boarding in South Croydon, London. Along with Trinity School of John Whitgift and Old Palace School it is owned by the Whitgift Foundation, a charitable trust.
Whitgift is friendly, challenging and inclusive. Situated in beautiful parkland, it enjoys splendid facilities and a proud record of commitment to the highest standards.
Whitgift offers more qualifications than any other British school and is regularly ranked amongst the country’s top schools. These qualifications include BTEC, A-level and the International Baccalaureate as well as a bilingual section for native French speakers.
Whitgift has also established exchanges, visits and scholarship programmes with more than 25 countries worldwide.
Boarding / Pastoral Care
Boarding offers students the chance to experience all aspects of Whitgift’s provision to the fullest extent. The school’s boarders enjoy superb facilities and live within beautiful grounds, yet are very close to central London and the extensive national and international transport network. Whitgift School is as fully committed to a pupil’s personal and social development as it is to his academic progress: it is also concerned with the welfare of all members of the School community.
There are more than 80 clubs and societies at Whitfield and are as varied as French, Green Team, Drama, Investment Society, Animal Club, Astronomy and the Sequential Art Club. There are also numerous Outdoor Education options including mountain biking, wakeboarding, skiing and sailing, among others. Students also have the possibility to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Whitgift also has a long-standing Combined Cadet Force, containing elements of all three Army, RAF and Royal vy services, and one of the country’s oldest Corps of Drums.