St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown

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St Andrew's College
College School.jpg
Nec Aspera Terrent
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Type Private, Boarding
Established 1855
Headmaster Paul Edey
Exam board IEB
Grades 8 - 12
Number of students 450 boys
School color(s) Blue and white
Fees R 182 700 p.a. (Boarding)
R 81 600 p.a. (Day Scholars)

St. Andrew's College is an Anglican school for boys located in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was founded in 1855 by the Right Reverend John Armstrong (bishop of Grahamstown), the first Bishop of Grahamstown. It is a full boarding school which incorporates the local day boys as fully as possible into its six houses. St. Andrew's College caters for 480 pupils from around the globe. From Grade 8 to Matric, pupils experience individual attention with a focus on fostering individual talent.[citation needed] The school is also a member of the G20 Schools group. The school is closely associated with its brother school, St. Andrew's Preparatory School, and its sister school the Diocesan School for Girls (DSG).


St Andrew's College 18th and current Headmaster, Paul Edey.
St. Andrew's College clock tower
  • The Revd F. Bankes (1855–1859)
  • The Revd F.Y. St. Leger (1859–1862)
  • The Revd G.E. Cotterill (1863–1865)
  • The Revd Langford S. Browne (1865–1875)
  • The Revd G. Gould Ross (1875–1881)
  • The Revd Canon John Espin (1882–1902)
  • The Revd W. S. Macgowan (1902–1908)
  • The Revd Canon Percy W.H. Kettlewell (1909–1933)
  • The Revd Canon C.B. Armstrong (1934–1938)
  • Dr Ronald F. Currey (Oxon) (1939–1955)
  • Freddie Spencer Chapman (1956–1962)
  • J.L. Cawse (1962–1964)
  • The Revd Canon John Aubrey (1965–1971)
  • Eric B. Norton (1972–1980)
  • Arthur F.G. Cotton (1981–1993)
  • Antony R. Clark (Cantab) (1994–2002)
  • Mr David B. Wylde (Oxon) (2003–2008)
  • Mr Paul A. Edey (2009–present)
  • Mr Alan Thompson (Headmaster elect from January 2015)

Notable Old Andreans (year of matriculation)[edit]


Victoria Cross Holders[edit]

Two Old Andreans have won the Victoria Cross.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gale 1974, p. 16.
  2. ^ Edmund Burke, (1917), Annual Register, page 171, (Rivingtons)
  3. ^ Currey 1955, p. 117.


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°18′30″S 26°31′07″E / 33.308400°S 26.518480°E / -33.308400; 26.518480