Lilfordia School

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Lilfordia School
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Coordinates17°43′49.713″S 30°46′10.2036″E / 17.73047583°S 30.769501000°E / -17.73047583; 30.769501000Coordinates: 17°43′49.713″S 30°46′10.2036″E / 17.73047583°S 30.769501000°E / -17.73047583; 30.769501000
TypeIndependent, preparatory, boarding school
MottoBe Alert
  • Agnes Lilford
  • Atherton Lilford
HeadmasterDonald Campbell
Grades1 to 7
Enrollment181 (2015)[1]
Campus typeRural
  1. ^ Termly fees, the year has 3 terms.[1]

Lilfordia School (or Lilfordia) is an independent, preparatory, boarding school for boys and girls in Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe. Lilfordia was established in 1909 by Agnes and Atherton Lilford.[2] The school is notable for the producing talented cricketers such as Brendan Taylor and Trevor Madondo.[3]

Lilfordia School is a member of the Association of Trust Schools and the Headmaster is a member of the Conference of Heads of Independent Schools in Zimbabwe.[4]


In 1909, Agnes and Atherton Lilford opened Lilfordia School and a lodging establishment for people living in Salisbury (now Harare) on their farm in order to supplement their income as the Lilfords were struggling financially. As the school grew the lodge was closed. Lilfordia became "government approved" in the 1920s.[2]


Sports offered at Lilfordia include:

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  1. ^ a b "ATS CHISZ LILFORDIA SCHOOL » » Schools Directory". ATS CHISZ. ATS CHISZ. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "School History". Lilfordia School. Lilfordia School. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Moonda, Firdose (23 July 2013). "Firdose Moonda pays a visit to Lilfordia school in Zimbabwe | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  4. ^ "ATS CHISZ Primary » » Schools Directory". ATS CHISZ. ATS CHISZ. Retrieved 24 January 2016.

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