Friends' School, Saffron Walden

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Friends' School Saffron Walden
Motto Per Ardua Ad Alta
Established 1702
Type Independent
Religion Quaker
Head Anna Chaudhri (Senior school)
Ruth Darvill (Junior school)
Location Saffron Walden
Essex
England Coordinates: 52°00′58″N 0°14′32″E / 52.0162°N 0.2423°E / 52.0162; 0.2423
Students 375
Gender Co-educational
Ages 3–18
Houses 3
Website www.friends.org.uk

Friends' School is a Quaker independent school located in Saffron Walden, Essex,[1] situated approximately 12 miles south of the city of Cambridge, England. The school is co-educational and accommodates children between the ages of three and 18 (boarders and day pupils).

History[edit]

Friends' School, Saffron Walden was founded as part of the Quakers' Clerkenwell workhouse in London in 1702, 50 years after George Fox.

The school in 1880

Notable former pupils and associates[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • The Avenue (school magazine).
  • Bolam, W.D. Unbroken community: The story of the Friends' School, Saffron Walden, 1702-1952. (Pub. 1952).
  • Buss, R. A Community through three centuries. (Pub. 2003).
  • Crosfield, J.B. Saffron Walden School: a sketch of two hundred years. (Pub. 1902).
  • Halter, H. The School on the hill: memories of three hundred years of Friends' School, Saffron Walden, 1702 - 2002. (Pub. 2002).
  • Hitchcock,T.V. (ed.). Richard Hutton's complaints book : the notebook of the steward of the Quaker workhouse at Clerkenwell 1711-1737. (Pub. 1987).
  • OSA Annual reports, at Essex Record Office, Chelmsford.
  • Saffron Walden Weekly. Local newspaper founded in 1889. Good coverage of Friends School.
  • Woods, J.C. Friends School: A hundred years at Saffron Walden 1879-1979. (Pub. 1979).

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