Ewell Castle School

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Ewell Castle School
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Church Street, Ewell

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KT17 2AW

Coordinates51°21′03″N 0°14′48″W / 51.3507°N 0.2468°W / 51.3507; -0.2468Coordinates: 51°21′03″N 0°14′48″W / 51.3507°N 0.2468°W / 51.3507; -0.2468
TypeIndependent day school
MottoInspire, Nurture, Achieve
Established1926 (1926)
FounderHerbert Budgell
Local authoritySurrey County Council
Department for Education URN125380 Tables
PrincipalSilas Edmonds[1]
Age range3–18
Enrolment556 (2019)[3]
  •      Castlemaine
  •      Raleigh
  •      Essex
Colour(s)Blue, white, red             
PublicationThe Ewellian
RevenueIncrease £7.1 million (2017)[4]
AlumniOld Ewellians

Ewell Castle School is a 3–18 mixed, independent day school and sixth form in Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, England. It was founded in 1926 by Herbert Budgell as a boarding school and became fully mixed in September 2015.[5]. It consists of the Main House (known by Ewellians as 'The Castle'), Glyn House and Chessington Lodge.

The school was last inspected in 2015.[6]

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 14 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 previously used the Junior School 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 alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Principal's Welcome". Ewell Castle School. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Ewell Castle Financial Data". Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Ewell Castle School". Get information about schools. GOV.UK. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Ewell Castle Financial Data". Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  5. ^ Independent Schools Inspectorate, Ewell Castle School
  6. ^ Independent Schools Inspectorate, Ewell Castle School

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