Elstree School

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Elstree School
Elstree Building.JPG
Photo of Elstree School Building from side
Motto Clarior Ex Obscuro
Established 1848
Type Other Independent School
Religion Christian
Headteacher Sid Inglis
Location Woolhampton
Reading
Berkshire
RG7 5TD
England Coordinates: 51°24′14″N 1°10′20″W / 51.40383°N 1.17213°W / 51.40383; -1.17213
Local authority West Berkshire
DfE URN 110140
Gender Boys
Ages 3–13
Houses North, South, East and West
Colours Blue, Red, Green and Yellow (respectively)
Website www.elstreeschool.org.uk

Elstree School is an English preparatory school based at Woolhampton House in Woolhampton, near Newbury in the English county of Berkshire.

History[edit]

1848–1938 in Elstree, Hertfordshire[edit]

As its name suggests, the school was originally founded in 1848 in Elstree, Hertfordshire, at Hill House on Elstree Hill,[1] an 18th-century Grade II Listed Building.[2] Today the building is used as Bupa Care Centre.[3]

Since 1938 in Woolhampton, Berkshire[edit]

With the approach of the outbreak of the Second World War, in 1938,[4] Elstree School was evacuated to Woolhampton House in the Berkshire village of Woolhampton, and has remained there ever since.[5][6]

The building[edit]

Woolhampton House is a 17th-century Grade II* Listed building.[7]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Notable teachers[edit]

Sports[edit]

  • During the autumn term, football is the main sport, along with hockey and tennis. During the Lent term, rugby is the main interest, with hockey and cross-country featuring. During the summer, cricket is the feature of the term. Swimming, athletics and tennis are still highly popular sports throughout the term, with Sports Day being the icentre of a pupil's summer term.

References[edit]

Elstree School House
Engraving before 1893
  1. ^ Donald P. Leinster-Mackay, The rise of the English prep school, Publisher: Taylor & Francis, 1984, ISBN 0-905273-74-5, ISBN 978-0-905273-74-7, 398 pages (note 32, page 33)
  2. ^ English Heritage. "Hill House, Elstree Hill South  (Grade II) (1263366)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hill House Care Centre" at Bupa website, retrieved 19 Sep 2011
  4. ^ "Elstree School, Berkshire", ISBI school website, retrieved 18 Sep 2011
  5. ^ a b "Our History". Elstree School. Retrieved 2007-09-13. 
  6. ^ "Berkshire History : Woolhampton". Nash Ford Publishing. 2004. Retrieved 2007-09-13. 
  7. ^ English Heritage. "Elstree School, Woolhampton House  (Grade II*) (1117267)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  8. ^ [Anon.], ‘Badcock, Sir Alexander Robert (1844–1907)’, rev. *James Falkner, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2006 accessed 18 Sept 2011
  9. ^ "Danyl Johnson Update" at Elstree School website, retrieved 18 Sep 2011
  10. ^ "Biography" at The Guardian, retrieved 18 Sep 2011
  11. ^ G. R. Rubin, ‘Cassel, Sir Felix Maximilian Schoenbrunn, first baronet (1869–1953)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2008 accessed 18 Sept 2011
  12. ^ David George Hogarth, The life of Charles M. Doughty, Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1928, 216 pages (page 2)
  13. ^ Nigel West, ‘Cohen, Kenneth Herman Salaman (1900–1984)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2011 accessed 19 Sept 2011
  14. ^ W. L. Randell, ‘Crompton, Rookes Evelyn Bell (1845–1940)’, rev. Anita McConnell, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2011 accessed 19 Sept 2011
  15. ^ Chamberlain, Gethin (31 May 2008). "James Bond: Sebastian Faulks' schoolboy fantasy inspires 007 novel". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  16. ^ N. G. Wilson, ‘Headlam, Walter George (1866–1908)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 25 Sept 2011
  17. ^ J. Gordon Read, ‘Ismay, Joseph Bruce (1862–1937)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 accessed 18 Sept 2011
  18. ^ Frances Wilson, How to Survive the Titanic Or The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay, Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011, ISBN 1-4088-2111-7, ISBN 978-1-4088-2111-4. (page)
  19. ^ Edward Chilton, ‘Joubert de la Ferté, Sir Philip Bennet (1887–1965)’, rev. Christina J. M. Goulter, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2011 accessed 25 Sept 2011
  20. ^ Michael Down, ‘MacLaren, Archibald Campbell (1871–1944)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 25 Sept 2011
  21. ^ J. D'E. Firth, ‘Rendall, Montague John (1862–1950)’, rev. R. D. H. Custance, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 25 Sept 2011
  22. ^ B. B. Woodward, ‘Whitehead, John (1860–1899)’, rev. V. M. Quirke, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 25 Sept 2011

Bibliography[edit]

  • I. C. M. Sanderson, A history of Elstree School and three generations of the Sanderson family, Publ. Elstree School, 1978 (Privately Published)
  • John Eddison, A History of Elstree School, 1979 (mentioned in: Frances Wilson, How to Survive the Titanic Or The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay, Chapter 3, Note 10)

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