St George's College, Weybridge
|Motto||Amore et Labore
(Love and work)
|Type||Independent day school|
|Colours||Maroon and white|
|Former pupils||Old Georgians|
St George's Weybridge is an independent mixed Roman Catholic co-educational day school in Surrey, England taking pupils from 3-18. It had historically been an all-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. In 2000, with the closure of sister school St Maurs, the two schools merged to make St George's fully co-educational. The schools is on two campuses, within 0.5 miles (0.80 km), in Addlestone and Weybridge.
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. It established several other Josephite sister and brother schools elsewhere in the world (in Belgium, the United States and Congo) and close links are maintained between the schools. The school has also founded an orphanage in Romania.
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 2012 the College Chamber Choir appeared in the BBC Songs of Praise Competition and won. The college specialises in more than 25 subjects at AS and A level.
The school has the largest grounds of any independent day school within the M25. 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
The school has encouraged an Old Georgians' network, with numerous 'Reunite' events staged all over the United Kingdom and the world.
- Sir Clive Sinclair - The British computer entrepreneur
- David Laws - Liberal Democrat MP
- Simon Mayall - Middle East Adviser at the Ministry of Defence.
- Adam Hollioake - England and Surrey Cricket Player
- Ben Hollioake - England and Surrey Cricket Player
- Marcus Agius - Chairman of Barclays Bank
- David Atkinson - Conservative MP
- Daniel Kawczynski - Conservative MP
- Anthony Watson - English Rugby Union Player
- Stuart Wilde - Writer
- St George's College Website
- Former students of St George's College and St Maur's School website
- St George’s College parents’ website
- St George's College's Facebook page
- St George's Reunite Facebook page
- Old Georgians' HC website
- Profile on the ISC website