St Edmund's School

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St Edmund's School Canterbury
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Motto "Fungar Vice Cotis"
Established 1749
Type Independent day and boarding
Religion Church of England
Headteacher Louise Moelwyn-Hughes
Location St Thomas' Hill
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 8HU
England Coordinates: 51°17′30″N 1°03′35″E / 51.2917°N 1.0597°E / 51.2917; 1.0597
Local authority Kent
DfE number 886/6050
DfE URN 118998
Students 500
Gender Mixed
Ages 3–18
Website www.stedmunds.org.uk

St Edmund's School Canterbury is an independent day and boarding school located in Canterbury, Kent, England. The school is located at the top of St Thomas' Hill, Canterbury.

Background[edit]

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.[citation needed]

In 1855, the school moved to Canterbury. The acquisition of property and financing to build the school was provided by Samuel Warneford. The main school building was designed by the architect Philip Charles Hardwick, while the chapel was completed in 1858.[citation needed]

Programs[edit]

In 1972, the choristers of Canterbury Cathedral joined the Junior School as the Choir House. In 1982, girls were admitted to the school.[citation needed]

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