Canbury School

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Canbury School
Motto An individual approach to success
Established 1982
Type Other Independent School
Headmistress Louise Clancy
Founder John Wyatt
Location Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames
Coordinates: 51°25′26″N 0°16′33″W / 51.42391°N 0.2758°W / 51.42391; -0.2758
Local authority Kingston upon Thames
DfE URN 102620
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Campbell, Johnson and Noble
Colours Blue, Red and Yellow
Website Canbury School

Canbury School is a small, independent day school in Kingston upon Thames, Greater London. With a maximum of 65 pupils on roll, each is treated very much as an individual, hence the school's motto "An individual approach to success"

The School's aim is to create a genuine community in which no child is anonymous and in which each acquires the self-confidence that comes from being recognised and from achieving.


Canbury School was founded by Mr John Wyatt in 1982. He had previously taught in several large schools with high academic standards and had come to believe that such standards could be applied to children with a broader range of ability. A smaller school would allow children to be more involved in their progress and in the community and to be more motivated and happier.

In 1997, Mr Wyatt retired and the School became an educational charity administered by a Board of Governors, thus assuming its long-term stability. Mr Cedric Harben was appointed Headmaster. Further developments took place and, following a rigorous inspection, the School gained full accreditation from the Independent School's Council and joined the Independent School's Association (I.S.A.). Mr Harben retired in 2002 succeeded by Mr Robin Metters. Following Robin Metters retirement, Ms Louise Clancy became Canbury School's first Headmistress in September 2014.


The school is on Kingston Hill at the corner of Warboys Approach. It has a new modern science laboratory and prep room, up-to-date computer facilities, an art studio equipped with a pottery area and kiln and access to local facilities for a wide range of sporting activities including athletics, cricket, netball, softball, swimming and watersports.

Notable fact[edit]

Formerly a domestic residence, Canbury was once owned by Malcolm Campbell and his son Donald Campbell who was born there. [1]


  1. ^ "Malcolm and Donald Campbell memorial unveiled". The Telegraph. London. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 

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