St George's College, Weybridge

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St George's Weybridge
Sgc logo cropped.jpg
Motto Amore et Labore
(Love and work)
Established 1869
Type Independent day school
Religion Roman Catholic
Headmaster Joseph Peake
Founders Josephites
Location Addlestone
Surrey
KT15 2QS
England Coordinates: 51°22′16″N 0°28′30″W / 51.371°N 0.475°W / 51.371; -0.475
DfE number 936/6092
Staff 100
Students 922
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Houses 4
Colours Maroon and white
Publication Review
Former pupils Old Georgians
Website www.stgeorgesweybridge.com
The front of the college

St George's Weybridge are independent mixed Roman Catholic co-educational day schools in Surrey, England taking pupils from 3-18.

History[edit]

St George's College was founded by the Josephites as a boys' boarding school. The first girls entered the 6th Form in the 1960s and the school decided to take girls at age 11 in 1998. The schools are on two campuses, within 0.5 miles (0.80 km), in Addlestone and Weybridge. The former St Maurs campus houses the junior school.

Overview[edit]

There are approximately 900 pupils aged between eleven and eighteen, and four houses: Kilmorey, Southcote, Stirling and Petre named after the four owners of the building before it was converted to a school.

Its teachings are based on Josephite tradition (founded by the Belgian Constant van Crombrugghe), the order of priests that established the school.[1]

The Junior School to the College is in Weybridge proper, close to its high street and is a co-educational school with over 600 pupils for ages 3 – 11. In combination with the College, this makes St George's by far the largest provider of Catholic education in England and Wales in the independent sector. In their sports grounds they have three netball courts, two 11-a-side hockey pitches, four Rugby pitches. In the summer they have six rounders pitches and five cricket pitches. Two river Bournes flow through the grounds where they meet in the north eastern corner before flowing northwards into the River Thames at Addlestone. The River Bourne (Chertsey Branch) enters the grounds in the north west corner and the River Bourne (Addlestone Branch) enters the school grounds from the south east corner. The entire ground covers 100 acres (40 ha) of land and much of it is woodland. The College owns a boat house on the Thames in nearby Walton. The Junior School occupies 20 acres (8.1 ha) close to the high street of Weybridge. The previous name for the Junior School was Woburn Hill School and the grounds of what was Woburn Park here is a listed park and garden in the English Heritage protection register.

Notable former pupils[edit]

The school has encouraged an Old Georgians' network, with numerous 'Reunite' events staged all over the United Kingdom and the world.



References[edit]

  1. ^ St George's College website

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