Western Province Prep

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Western Province Preparatory School
Location

Coordinates33°59′14″S 18°27′37″E / 33.987353°S 18.460271°E / -33.987353; 18.460271Coordinates: 33°59′14″S 18°27′37″E / 33.987353°S 18.460271°E / -33.987353; 18.460271
Information
TypeIndependent school,
boys
MottoIusta Tenete
Established1914
FoundersGeoffrey Stansbury and Raymond Hutchinson[1]
HeadmasterSimon Weaver
Website

Western Province Preparatory School is an independent preparatory school for boys in Cape Town, South Africa.

History[edit]

Western Province Preparatory School was founded in 1914 by two young English schoolmasters, Geoffrey Stansbury and Raymond Hutchinson.

They rented Thornton House in Kenilworth and enrolled 26 boys but by 1918 the school had expanded and Mount Royal in Newlands Road, Claremont was bought. The school remained under the leadership of the Stansbury family until 1959 when it became affiliated to St Andrew's College, Grahamstown. A period of rapid expansion followed and a series of visionary headmasters too. The school celebrated its centenary in 2014. Currently there are 457 boys attending the school.

Facilities[edit]

The school currently has two sites (referred to as campuses): Eden Road and Newlands Road - Newlands being the senior half of the school. It has 3 sports fields: the Dauncey, the Mount Royal and the Douglas Murray; and a 25m swimming pool. The newest building on the Newlands side is the Centenary Pavilion, built to celebrate the school's 100th year.

Old Boys[edit]

Headmasters[edit]

  • 1914 - 1941 Christopher Stansbury
  • 1941 - 1944 Windle Saint Hill
  • 1945 - 1952 John Pridmore
  • 1952 - 1963 John Stansbury
  • 1963 - 1970 Edward Rivett-Carnac
  • 1970 - 1979 Peter Dauncey
  • 1979 - 1986 Roger Wickens
  • 1987 - 1997 Roland Cooke
  • 1997 - 2003 David Mallett
  • 2004 Pauline Pearce
  • 2005 - 2014 Michael Hosty
  • 2014 - 2015 - Gary Skeeles
  • Current - Simon Weaver

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://wpps-prep.org.za/about-wpps/history/
  2. ^ "The Nettleton Presentation". Old Wetpups. March 2007.