Ewell Castle School

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Ewell Castle School
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Church Street, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 2AW
United Kingdom
Type Independent
Motto Achieving Each Child's Potential
Religious affiliation(s) Church of England
Established 1926
LEA Surrey
Principal Mr P. Harris
Enrollment c. 350 Senior School, 200 Junior Schools approximately
Colour(s) Blue, white and red
Publication The Ewellian
School fees Up to £15,975 per annum (excluding lunch costs, insurance costs, exam fees, extra curricular activities, school trips etc)
Information 020 8393 1410
Ages 3 to 18
Former pupils Old Ewellians 'Wellies'

Ewell Castle School is a co-educational Independent day school for boys and girls aged 3–18. Founded in 1926 by Mr Herbert Budgell, originally as a boarding school, it is located in Ewell, Surrey. The school consists of the Main House (affectionately known by Ewellians as 'The Castle'), Glyn House and Chessington Lodge. Headteachers are Ms S. Bradshaw (BEd) of the Prep School and Mr P. Harris MSc, BSc, PGCE, NPQH, who is Principal of the School.[1]

The school was last inspected in 2015.[2]

Ewell Castle became fully coeducational in September 2015. [3]

Tutors and teaching[edit]

Class sizes are small and typically might number 5 pupils in the Sixth Form. An average English or Maths class in GCSE years typically has about 16 pupils in it.[citation needed]


The school has three Houses: Castlemaine, Raleigh and Essex (colours orange, green and purple, respectively). When they start at the school, pupils are assigned to a house, and they remain in it throughout their school career. If a sibling of an Ewellian pupil were to join the school, they would be assigned to the same house.


At Ewell Castle, there are dozens of societies. The clubs range from Design, Sciences, Politics and Debating to Sports and recreation (e.g. Sailing, Duke of Edinburgh Award). In late 2008 a team from the school won first prize in the Epsom, Ewell and Banstead Schools’ Enterprise Challenge 2008.


The School has extensive grounds that include rugby, tennis and cricket pitches. There are also cricket nets and athletics facilities. The school has a large, modern, multi-purpose Sports Hall complex.

Sporting fixtures in a wide range of sports are played against other independent schools such as Charterhouse, City of London Freemen's School, Halliford School, St Paul's, King's College School, Epsom College and Reigate Grammar School.

Music and drama[edit]


The newest building in the school is the music pavilion. The senior school would have their music department on the lower floor of Glyn House but their music department is now easily accessible on the grounds of all of their other buildings. The music pavilion is also devoted to the school's many bands, choirs and solo artists.


There are annual Drama productions and this year some of the pupils embarked on LAMDA exams. In addition, Ewell Castle performed 'Oliver' at the Epsom Playhouse Theatre in 2016.

Notable former pupils[edit]


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Coordinates: 51°21′03″N 0°14′48″W / 51.3507°N 0.2468°W / 51.3507; -0.2468