Grittleton House School

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Grittleton House School
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Motto To strive is to accomplish
Established 1951
Closed 2016
Type Independent
Headteacher Mr Nathan Dawes
Founder Mrs Joanna E Shipp
Location Grittleton
SN14 6AP
DfE URN 126514 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 177 (in 2015)
Gender Coeducational
Ages 2–17

Grittleton House School was a small, family-run independent co-educational school and children's daycare provider situated in the village of Grittleton near Chippenham in Wiltshire, England. The school closed in July 2016;[1] in its final year it had around 150 pupils and toddlers aged 2-16.

Grittleton House was non-selective and therefore classes were made up of pupils with a wide range of abilities. It offered pupils small classes and claimed to teach traditional family values, courtesy, consideration for others, and responsibility for oneself.

The house was built as a country house by James Thomson between 1832 and 1856. It is a Grade II* listed building.[2]

Notable former pupils[edit]

  • Jamie Cullum (born 1979), pop and jazz-pop singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, and drummer
  • Emma Pierson (born 1981), actress
  • Angelica Mandy (born 1992), actress, best known for her role as Gabrielle Delacour in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Simon Cousins (born 1965), musician


  1. ^ Mackley, Stefan (7 July 2016). "Youngsters find new places following closure of Grittleton House School". Wiltshire Gazette and Herald. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Grittleton House". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 

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Coordinates: 51°31′07″N 2°12′07″W / 51.5187°N 2.2019°W / 51.5187; -2.2019