Saint Felix School

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Saint Felix School
Motto Felix Quia Fortis
(Happiness Through Strength)
Established 1897
Type Independent day and boarding
Headmaster Mr James Harrison
Deputy Head Ms Annie Hardcastle
Chairman of Governors Dr John Kelly
Founder Margaret Isabella Gardiner
Location Halesworth Road

IP18 6SD
Coordinates: 52°20′05″N 1°39′18″E / 52.33473°N 1.65489°E / 52.33473; 1.65489
Local authority Suffolk
DfE number 935/6007
DfE URN 124868 Tables
Gender Coeducational
Ages 1–18
Colours Green     
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 toddlers in the Nursery, and children up to the age of 18 in the Sixth Form. The school offers full boarding throughout the term, weekly, or 'flexi' boarding.[1] The current head is Mr James Harrison.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Lucy Silcox, headmistress 1909-1926

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Saint Felix School
  2. ^ Baroness David, Daily Telegraph], 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  3. ^ ‘HAGGARD, Lilias Margitson Rider’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 5 Jan 2013
  4. ^ Jonathan Bradbury, ‘Smith, Dame Enid Mary Russell Russell- (1903–1989)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 5 Jan 2013
  5. ^ Anna Leendertz Ford, ‘Tipper , Constance Fligg (1894–1995)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 5 Jan 2013
  6. ^ Anne Mustoe - Daily Telegraph obituary, 11 December 2009.

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