Elmhurst School for Boys
|Headteacher||Mr C. South|
|Location||44-48 South Park Hill Road
|Houses||Scott (blue), Peachell (green), Squire (yellow), Anderson (red)|
|Colours||Blue, red, yellow|
The school has its origins in two educational establishments dating from 1869. In that year Allen Carr and his wife opened a school for young boys in Croydon. He died in 1875 and his widow, Elizabeth, continued the school. In 1885 she bought an empty property called "Elmhurst" in St Peter's Road, South Croydon, and moved the school there. The other 1869 foundation was opened by Clarissa Prince at her father's house, "The Chalet", Croydon. She was assisted by her sister Florence and others. In the 1880s their pupils included the young P.G. Wodehouse and his two elder brothers. In 1894 the sisters bought Elmhurst from Elizabeth Carr and moved their school there. They called their establishment "Elmhurst School, for the Sons of Gentlemen".
The Elmhurst curriculum incorporates the National Curriculum, 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.
Elmhurst School for Boys has four school houses: Scott (blue), Peachell (green), Squire (yellow), Anderson (red). The names of the houses are the surnames of past owners of the school. 
Notable old boys
- P.G. Wodehouse, (at Clarissa Price's predecessor school), humorist
- Tom Sharpe, satirical author
- Roger Norman Freeman, Baron Freeman, former Conservative MP and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
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