Elmhurst School for Boys

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Coordinates: 51°21′50″N 0°05′32″W / 51.36389°N 0.09224°W / 51.36389; -0.09224

Elmhurst School for Boys
Edenhurst School for Boys logo.jpg
Type independent, preparatory
Headteacher Mr C. South
Location 44-48 South Park Hill Road
South Croydon
Gender co-educational
Ages 4–11
Houses Scott (blue), Peachell (green), Squire (yellow), Anderson (red)
Colours Blue, red, yellow               

Elmhurst School for Boys is an independent day preparatory and pre-preparatory boys' school in South Croydon, England.[1] The school was founded in 1869.


The previous Principal, Henry Wickham, who bought the school in 2009, is the husband of well-known author Sophie Kinsella.[2]

Bellevue Education bought the school in October 2013.[3]


The Elmhurst curriculum incorporates the National Curriculum,[4] which is followed throughout the school at Key Stages 1 and 2 in Maths, English, Science and Technology (including Computer Studies), History, Geography, Art, Music and PE. The National Curriculum is extended by the school's own syllabus and schemes of work in these subjects. Religious Education is also taught with the emphasis on Moral Education, the principles being the same for all religions. French is taught throughout the school.

School Houses[edit]

Elmhurst School for Boys has four school houses: Scott (blue), Peachell (green), Squire (yellow), Anderson (red). The names of the houses reflect significant people in the school's history.[5]

Notable Old Boys[edit]

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