St Edmund's School, Hindhead

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St Edmund's School, Hindhead
Established 1874
Type Independent prep school
(boarding and day)[1]
head master A. J. Walliker MA (Cantab.)[1]
Chairman of Governors Mrs J. Alliss[1]
Location Hindhead
GU26 6BH
DfE URN 125347 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 25 (approx.)
Students 159 (prep school), plus 80 (pre-prep & nursery)[1]
Gender Mixed
Ages 2–13[1]

St Edmund's School is a coeducational nursery, pre-prep and preparatory school originally founded in Hunstanton, Norfolk, England, in 1874,[2] and subsequently moved to Hindhead, Surrey, in 1900, where the school moved into a large country house named Blen Cathra, previously a home of George Bernard Shaw,[3] with grounds of some 35 acres (14 ha).

The school's original buildings in Hunstanton was purchased in 1901 by Howard Cambridge Barber and became the home of Glebe House School.

In 1968 the school had 130 boarders, plus 25 day boys "taken for the first two years".[2] For most of its existence St Edmund's was for boys only. It first admitted girls in 2008 and is now co-educational.[1] In 2014 the ISI report listed it as having 249 pupils. 173 boys and 76 girls. [4]

Notable former pupils[edit]

And see Category:People educated at St Edmund's School, Hindhead


  • Cyril Morgan Brown, 1930s[8]
  • A. J. Walliker, MA (Cantab.), present day[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Independent Schools Year Book 2011-2012 (2011), p. 1068
  2. ^ a b 'St Edmund's School, Hindhead', in The Public and Preparatory Schools year book, vol. 78 (London: A. & C. Black, 1968), p. 812: "ST EDMUND'S SCHOOL, HINDHEAD Tel. : 408 Hindhead. Station, Haslemere, S.R. Head Master.— Peter C. Weeks, MA, Dip. Ed. (Caius College, Cambridge). Number of Boarders. — 130. 25 day boys are taken for the first two years. Fees £160 a term... founded in 1874..."
  3. ^ Hindhead at, accessed 20 April 2012
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b Harry Blamires, A Guide to twentieth century literature in English (1983), p. 130: "Isherwood, Christopher... Novelist, born in Cheshire, and educated at St Edmund's School, Hindhead, Surrey, where in his last year he made friends with W. H. Auden (qv), his junior by two-and-a-half years..."
  6. ^ Oglethorpe, Tim (21 April 2001). "Interview: Marcus Brigstocke - Savage past of Marcus; Marcus Brigstocke of The Savages on his misspent youth and how he got back on the straight and narrow". The Mirror (London, England). MGN Ltd. (archive)
  7. ^ Dod's parliamentary companion, vol. 157 (1989) p. 299
  8. ^ Peter Parker, Isherwood (2005), p. 35: "An even bigger change took place in May the following year, when Christopher started as a boarder at St Edmund's in Hindhead, Surrey, a preparatory school run by Cyril Morgan Brown..."

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Coordinates: 51°6′31″N 0°44′47″W / 51.10861°N 0.74639°W / 51.10861; -0.74639