Belmont Preparatory School

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Belmont is an independent co-educational preparatory school which takes pupils from the ages of 2 to 13. The school is a charitable trust, administered by an independent Board of Governors.

Location[edit]

Belmont is located in 65 acres of woodland on a hill to the east of Holmbury St Mary. The school is a mile north-west of Leith Hill in the Surrey Hills AONB.

History[edit]

Belmont School was founded in 1880 as a day school in London. The school subsequently moved to the village of Westcott, Surrey, before moving to its current location in 1955.

Architecture[edit]

Belmont is centred on the Victorian mansion, Feldemore, an arts and crafts house, which includes work by William Morris and William de Morgan. The house was built for Edwin Waterhouse, co-founder of the accountancy practice of Price Waterhouse. The main house was destroyed by a fire in 1991, but has since been rebuilt and restored.

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Coordinates: 51°11′21″N 0°24′22″W / 51.1891°N 0.4060°W / 51.1891; -0.4060