St Edmund's School
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|Motto||"Fungar Vice Cotis"|
|Type||Independent day and boarding|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Location||St Thomas' Hill
St Edmund's School Canterbury was first established in 1749 as the Clergy Orphan Society in Yorkshire. In 1812 the School moved to St John's Wood at the nursery end of Lord's Cricket Ground. An associated school for girls was located on the same site, but later moved to become St Margaret's School, Bushey in Hertfordshire. In 1855, the School moved to its current location in Canterbury.
The school is located at the top of St Thomas' Hill, Canterbury, the site and building being paid for by Doctor Samuel Warneford; the chapel was completed in 1858. The main school building was designed by the architect Philip Charles Hardwick (1822–1892).
In 1972 the choristers of Canterbury Cathedral joined the Junior School as the Choir House. In 1982 girls were admitted to the school. The first Headmistress, Mrs Louise Moelwyn-Hughes was appointed in 2011.