Hazelwood School

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See also Hazelwood School, Birmingham (est. 1790)

Hazelwood School is an independent prep school located in Limpsfield, Surrey.

Hazelwood School
Image of the Victorian building at Hazelwood School Oxted
Motto spiritu inspiratus
Established c.1890
Type Independent Prep
Religion Christian
Headteacher Maxine Shaw
Founder Edward Baily
Location Wolfs Hill

 England Coordinates: 51°14′58″N 0°00′32″E / 51.24938°N 0.0089°E / 51.24938; 0.0089
Local authority Surrey
DfE URN 513545
Ages 3 months–13 years
Houses Baily, Dowling, Irving, Parry

The school was established in 1890 as a boarding school for boys aged 8–13 by Edward Baily and his wife Ruth.

Baily bought the land from the Titsey Place estate as he loved the views of the Weald and the Ashdown Forest and thought the site healthy and bracing. The first cohort of 38 pupils was accommodated and taught in a purpose-built Victorian building that remains at the centre of the school today.

In 1962 the school was bought by Tim Dowling and merged with his Bickley Hall School in Bromley, Kent—resulting in the double motto and double badge known today. Hazelwood School became a registered charity and was incorporated as a limited company in 1968. Girls were first admitted to the school and a Pre-Prep department established in 1978. Boarding continued at the school until 1999.

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