Saint Felix School
Felix Quia Fortis|
(Happiness Through Strength)
|Type||Independent day and boarding|
|Headmaster||Mr James Harrison|
|Deputy Head||Ms Annie Hardcastle|
|Chairman of Governors||Dr John Kelly|
|Founder||Margaret Isabella Gardiner|
|DfE URN||124868 Tables|
|Former pupils||Old Felicians|
Saint Felix School is an co-educational independent day and boarding school in Reydon near the town of Southwold in the English county of Suffolk. The school was founded as a girls' school in 1897 by Margaret Isabella Gardiner, whose ambition was 'to make a school where girls are treated like sensible creatures'. By September 1902 the present site of the school had been purchased and the first four boarding houses and teaching block completed. In 1910 the Gardiner Hall, Library, and Clough House were built.
The school accommodates babies and toddlers in the St Felix Nursery, and children up to the age of 18 in the Sixth Form. The school offers boarding throughout the term, weekly, or 'flexi' boarding. The current head is Mr James Harrison.
Notable former pupils
- Jane Benham MBE - played a significant role in preserving Thames sailing barges
- Dorothea Braby - artist and illustrator
- Natalie Caine - woodwind player
- Constance Coltman - the first woman ordained to Christian ministry in Britain
- Baroness David
- Lilias Rider Haggard MBE, daughter of Sir Henry Rider Haggard and an author in her own right
- Norman Heatley - biochemist
- Emily Beatrix Coursolles Jones - novelist
- Nancy Lyle - tennis player
- Violet Helen Millar, later Countess Attlee, wife of Clement Attlee
- Anna Russell - singer and comedian
- Enid Russell-Smith DBE - civil servant
- Mary Snell-Hornby - translation scholar
- Constance Tipper - metallurgist and crystallographer
- Hannah Waterman - actress
- Phyllis Gardner - artist and dog breeder
- Stella Browne - feminist and abortion law reformer
- Katherine Laird Cox - model, magistrate
- Saint Felix School
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