King Edward’s Witley

About King Edward’s Witley

King Edward’s provides a foundation for life. The School’s strong ethos enables pupils from a very diverse range of backgrounds, cultures and countries to live and work together fully integrated and completely at ease. We are committed to a broad education, wide range of activities and high level of pastoral care. International Baccalaureate Diploma and A-levels are offered in the Sixth Form.

Type of School Co-educational
Number of Pupils 420
Number of Boarders 250
International Boarders 20%
Age Range 11-18
Religious Tradition Church of England
Distance from Airports

Heathrow – 30 miles; Gatwick – 33 miles; Luton – 64 miles; Stansted – 92 miles.

Distance from London

42 miles.

School Links

Barrow Hills School (prep day school for girls and boys aged 2 to 13).

Educational Programmes

GCSE, IGCSE, A Level, International Baccalaureate.

Co-Curricular Programmes

Music, Dance and Drama
Everyone has the chance to participate in the choir, orchestra, informal jazz ensembles, use our music technology suite and our purpose designed dance studio, and take part in our superb drama and stage productions.

Cultural inspiration
Regular visits to theatres, art galleries, places of interest, concerts and sporting events are offered throughout term.

Talking shops
From the debating society to the Comedians’ Night, Model United Nations and School Council, there are opportunities for all to make their voice heard.

Charity work
Pupils support charity work across several continents and the UK, both in raising money and actually visiting countries such as Nepal and Namibia to give aid directly. Thousands of pounds are raised each year by pupil action.

The great outdoors
There is a wide range of outdoor pursuits and activities throughout the year, both during term time and in the holidays. In recent years we have organised walking and camping trips in Scotland, North Wales, the Lake District including the Three Peaks Challenge and the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race.

During term time, we also regularly do canoeing, in both pool and open water, orienteering and rock climbing. The School has an outdoor climbing wall which is suitable for both complete novices and more athletic types. Royal Yachting Association (RYA) courses are run for dinghy sailing and yachting, where pupils can gain qualifications if they wish.

Dive and ski trips, canoeing, camping and trips include overseas expeditions to the mountains of the Himalayas and the rainforests and coral reefs of Indonesia, offering plenty of scope for broadening horizons.

There are a vast number of trips which take place throughout the year, a majority of which support the studies of the academic departments, as well as some which are great for team building or just having fun. We are also proud to offer many residential trips, both in the UK and abroad.