Whitgift School
Whitgift School is an independent day school educating approximately 1,400 boys aged 10 to 18 in South Croydon
South Croydon
South Croydon is a locality in Greater London, the area surrounding the valley south of central Croydon about 1 km in radius, centred on the Red Deer public house on the Brighton Road. It is part of the South Croydon post town and in the London Borough of Croydon...

, London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

 in a 45 acres (18.2 ha) parkland site.

History and grounds

It was founded in 1596 by the Archbishop of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury. In his role as head of the Anglican Communion, the archbishop leads the third largest group...

 John Whitgift
John Whitgift
John Whitgift was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1583 to his death. Noted for his hospitality, he was somewhat ostentatious in his habits, sometimes visiting Canterbury and other towns attended by a retinue of 800 horsemen...

 and is part of the Whitgift Foundation
Whitgift Foundation
The Whitgift Foundation is a charity based in Croydon, South London, England, established in 1596 by John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury, who lived at Croydon Palace. The purpose of the charity is to provide education for the young and care for the elderly...

 along with Trinity School of John Whitgift
Trinity School of John Whitgift
The Trinity School of John Whitgift, usually referred to as Trinity School, is a British independent boys' day school with a co-educational Sixth Form, located in Shirley Park, Croydon. The current building was constructed in 1965 on the site of the former Shirley Hotel...

 and Old Palace School of John Whitgift
Old Palace School
The Old Palace of John Whitgift School is an independent school for girls in Surrey, England, founded in 1889. The "Old Palace" itself was for 500 years the summer residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury.In the 19th century the Archbishops ended their residence at Croydon Palace and used...

. In 1931 the school moved to its current site, Haling Park, which was once home to Lord Howard of Effingham, the Lord High Admiral
The Admiralty was formerly the authority in the Kingdom of England, and later in the United Kingdom, responsible for the command of the Royal Navy...

 of the Fleet sent against the Spanish Armada
Spanish Armada
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. The ship (a model of HMS Ark Royal
HMS Ark Royal (1587)
Ark RoyalThe HMS prefix was not used until the middle of the eighteenth century, but is sometimes applied retrospectively was an English galleon, originally ordered for Sir Walter Raleigh and later purchased by the crown for service in the Royal Navy...

) that features prominently on the top of "Big School" (the school hall) is a reminder of the history of the site. Additions since the 400th anniversary of the school have been a maze in the founder's garden, an aviary, an enclosure for Prevost's squirrels, ponds and a multi-million-pound sports complex.

Whitgift is renowned locally for its wide variety of animals, most notably the peacocks which have graced the grounds since the 1930s, and the flamingos. In 2005 Sir David Attenborough
David Attenborough
Sir David Frederick Attenborough OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS, FZS, FSA is a British broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the face and voice of natural history programmes has endured for more than 50 years...

 visited the school to open the ponds, the enclosure of which also houses two albino wallabies (a gift from the Queen
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize,...

, given in 2002 after the school's ponds re-opened), and various waterfowl, including Hawaiian geese
Hawaiian Goose
The Nene, also known as Nēnē and Hawaiian Goose, is a species of goose endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. The official bird of the state of Hawaii, the Nene is exclusively found in the wild on the islands of Maui, Kauai and Hawaii...

, which the zoo successfully bred.

Cricket ground

The first recorded match held on the school ground occurred in 1898 when the school played University College School
University College School
University College School, generally known as UCS, is an Independent school charity situated in Hampstead, north west London, England. The school was founded in 1830 by University College London and inherited many of that institution's progressive and secular views...

In recent years the school ground has hosted several matches for county club Surrey
Surrey County Cricket Club
Surrey County Cricket Club is one of the 18 professional county clubs which make up the English and Welsh domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Surrey. Its limited overs team is called the Surrey Lions...

. The ground hosted its first match for Surrey in 2000, when they played a List-A match against Warwickshire
Warwickshire County Cricket Club
Warwickshire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English and Welsh domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Warwickshire. Its limited overs team is called the Warwickshire Bears. Their kit colours are black and gold and the shirt sponsor...

. From 2000 to present, the ground has hosted 12 List-A matches. In 2003, the ground held its first first-class
First-class cricket
First-class cricket is a class of cricket that consists of matches of three or more days' scheduled duration, that are between two sides of eleven players and are officially adjudged first-class by virtue of the standard of the competing teams...

 match when Surrey played Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English and Welsh domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Nottinghamshire, and the current county champions. Its limited overs team is called the Nottinghamshire Outlaws...

. From 2003 to present, the ground has held 9 first-class matches. The cricket
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on an oval-shaped field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the...

 ground can cope with up to 5,000 spectators.


Since 2005, Whitgift has offered International Baccalaureate to the sixth form as an optional alternative to A-Levels, as well as BTEC qualifications in sport and music.

Co-curricular activities

While Whitgift School has one the finest academic results in the country, it also pays substantial importance to co-curricular activities within the school life. This is reflected in the sporting facilities as well as an array of musical activities. The school also has highly developed Design Technology and Art suites, more than six computer rooms, and two libraries.

The houses at Whitgift play an important role in the co-curricular activities of the students. The eight houses and their colours are Andrew's (purple), Brodie's (pink), Cross's (red), Dodd's (silver), Ellis's (light blue), Mason's (royal blue), Smith's (gold) and Tate's (green). The Houses are named after former headmasters, headboys and founding Housemasters. Each House has a Housemaster or Housemistress, house captain and vice-captain and House Prefects. Some of the Houses have form representatives. All the House representatives have a special House-tie with the house colour on it.

Under 15

  • In 1999 and 2003 it won the National Daily Mail Cup
    Daily Mail Cup
    The Daily Mail RBS Cup is the annual English schools' rugby union cup competition. The semi-finals are now held at Broadstreet Rugby Club. The final is held at Twickenham Stadium. Competitions are held at the U18 and U15 age group levels...

     for English Schools at Under 15 level. In the 2010 season, the School also reached the semi-finals of the competition.

Under 18

  • 2010 - Whitgift beat RGS Newcastle 34-10 to win the Daily Mail Cup
    Daily Mail Cup
    The Daily Mail RBS Cup is the annual English schools' rugby union cup competition. The semi-finals are now held at Broadstreet Rugby Club. The final is held at Twickenham Stadium. Competitions are held at the U18 and U15 age group levels...

     for English Schools at Under 18 level.
  • 2011 - The school successfully defended its title by beating Oakham School by 45-24.


Former Surrey cricketer, David Ward
David M Ward
David Mark Ward was an aggressive batsman and occasional wicket-keeper for Surrey County Cricket Club from 1985 to 2004. In all first-class matches, he scored 8139 runs at an average of 38.39, with 16 centuries and a highest score of 294 not out...

 is cricket coach at the school. There has also been other famous sportsmen who have taught and coached at Whitgift. Those currently working at the school include John Humphrey
John Humphrey (footballer)
John Humphrey is a retired English football defender.He is now the Head of Football at Highgate School, North London.-References:*...

, who played football for Charlton Athletic
Charlton Athletic F.C.
Charlton Athletic Football Club is an English professional football club based in Charlton, in the London Borough of Greenwich. They compete in Football League One, the third tier of English football. The club was founded on 9 June 1905, when a number of youth clubs in the southeast London area,...

 and Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace F.C.
Crystal Palace Football Club are an English Football league club based in South Norwood, London. The team plays its home matches at Selhurst Park, where they have been based since 1924. The club currently competes in the second tier of English Football, The Championship.Crystal Palace was formed in...

, Colin Pates
Colin Pates
Colin George Pates is an English former footballer born in Carshalton, London, who made more than 400 appearances in the Football League. He played for various clubs, mainly in London, in a defensive role.-Career:...

, the former Chelsea
Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea Football Club are an English football club based in West London. Founded in 1905, they play in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football. Chelsea have been English champions four times, FA Cup winners six times and League Cup winners four...

 and Arsenal
Arsenal F.C.
Arsenal Football Club is a professional English Premier League football club based in North London. One of the most successful clubs in English football, it has won 13 First Division and Premier League titles and 10 FA Cups...

 defender, and Neil Kendrick
Neil Kendrick
Neil Michael Kendrick is a former English cricketer. Kendrick was a right-handed batsman who bowled slow left-arm orthodox. He was born at Bromley, Kent.-First-class career:...

, the former Surrey spin bowler.

In 2003 the School won the U13 National Calypso Cup

Through a connection with the youth academy at Crystal Palace, Steve Kember
Steve Kember
Stephen Dennis "Steve" Kember is a former footballer who played in the centre of midfield during his career, before going into management...

, the former Palace and Chelsea midfielder and manager at Selhurst Park, also coaches at the school.

Senior staff

  • Headmaster Dr Christopher A. Barnett
  • Second Master Mr John D.C. Pitt
  • Deputy Headmaster Mr Peter J. Yeo
  • Assistant Head (Academic) Mr D. William Munks
  • Assistant Head (Pastoral) Mr Stewart D. Cook
  • Assistant Head (Proctor) Mr David Elvin

Notable alumni

Former pupils are known as Old Whitgiftians. The following are a selection of notable alumni


  • Stafford Beer, cybernetics expert, businessman and author
  • Sir Robert Boyd, space research scientist
  • Sir Bernard Crick, academic, British political theorist, author
  • Dalziel Hammick
    Dalziel Hammick
    Dalziel Llewellyn Hammick FRS , was an English research chemist. His major work was in synthetic organic chemistry. He promulgated Hammick's rule, which predicts the order of substitution in benzene derivatives, while the Hammick reaction is used in the synthesis of larger molecules.-Early life:The...

    , research chemist
  • Liam Hudson
    Liam Hudson
    -Books:*The Cult of The Fact .*Contrary Imaginations: A Psychological Study of the English Schoolboy . The book was quoted in Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers. In the references of Outliers, Gladwell says, "Hudson is an absolute delight to read."- Sources :*...

    , social psychologist and author
  • Michael Posner
    Michael Posner (economist)
    Michael Vivian Posner was a University of Cambridge economics lecturer turned government adviser who later worked to safeguard social science research in the United Kingdom....

    , economist


  • Sir Bernard Ashley, businessman, husband of Laura Ashley
    Laura Ashley
    Laura Ashley was a Welsh fashion designer and businesswoman. She became a household name on the strength of her work as a designer and manufacturer of a range of colourful fabrics for clothes and home furnishings....

  • Andy Duncan
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    Andy Duncan was chief executive of Britain's Channel 4 television channel from July 2004 to November 2009, the first not to have a background in programme making. He was previously director of marketing, communications and audiences at the BBC and the founding chairman of Freeview...

    , former Chief Executive, Channel 4
    Channel 4
    Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began working on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority , the station is now owned and operated by the Channel...

Law, Government and Politics

  • Lord Bowness, Conservative
    Conservative Party (UK)
    The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

  • Lord Diplock, judge and Law Lord
  • Lord Freeman
    Roger Freeman, Baron Freeman
    Roger Norman Freeman, Baron Freeman, PC , is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he served as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in the Cabinet of Prime Minister John Major from 1995 to 1997...

    , Conservative
    Conservative Party (UK)
    The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

  • Sir David Freud, senior government advisor on welfare reform
  • David Kerr
    David Kerr (UK politician)
    David Leigh Kerr was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was an active member of the Socialist Medical Association before he was elected Member of Parliament for Wandsworth Central from 1964 to 1970, when he stood down...

    , Labour politician
  • Lord Prentice, politician

Media, Music and the Arts

  • Leonard Barden
    Leonard Barden
    Leonard William Barden is an English chess master, columnist, author, and promoter. The son of a dustman, he was educated at Whitgift School, South Croydon, and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. He learned to play chess at age 13 while in a school shelter during a German air...

    , chess columnist
  • Derren Brown
    Derren Brown
    Derren Victor Brown is a British illusionist, mentalist, painter, writer and sceptic. He is known for his appearances in television specials, stage productions and British television series such as Trick of the Mind and Trick or Treat...

    , illusionist
  • Robert Dougall
    Robert Dougall
    Robert Dougall MBE was a British broadcaster and ornithologist, mainly known as a newsreader and announcer.-Television news:...

    , BBC newsreader and President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
    Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
    Bird Notes and News was first published in April 1903.The title changed to 'Bird Notes' in 1947. In the 1950s, there were four copies per year . Each volume covered two years, spread over three calendar years...

  • Sir Newman Flower
    Newman Flower
    Sir Walter Newman Flower was an English publisher and author. He transformed the fortunes of the publishing house Cassell & Co, and later became its proprietor. As an author, he published studies of the composers George Frideric Handel, Franz Schubert and Arthur Sullivan...

    , publisher and author
  • Neil Gaiman
    Neil Gaiman
    Neil Richard Gaiman born 10 November 1960)is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book...

    , author
  • Jonathan "JB" Gill
    - Music :* JLS, an English boyband** JLS , debut album by JLS* JLS a Spanish Rock band based in Zaragoza , Spain formed in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic by lead Leo Susana.- Organizations :...

    , member of the band JLS
    - Music :* JLS, an English boyband** JLS , debut album by JLS* JLS a Spanish Rock band based in Zaragoza , Spain formed in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic by lead Leo Susana.- Organizations :...

  • Martin Jarvis, actor
  • Michael Legat
    Michael Legat
    Michael Legat was a British writer of writers' guides and romance novels. He was an associate vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association...

    , author, publisher
  • Conrad Leonard
    Conrad Leonard
    George Conrad Leonard was a British composer and pianist. He was born in South Norwood.Leonard served in the Middlesex Regiment during the First World War; he left the army in 1919 with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant...

    , composer and pianist
  • Peter Ling
    Peter Ling
    Peter Ling was a British writer in many media, but best known for his work in television, where he was the co-creator of the soap opera Crossroads....

    , creator of TV soap Crossroads
    Crossroads (TV series)
    Crossroads is a British television soap opera set in a fictional motel near Birmingham, England. Created by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling, the commercial ITV network originally broadcast the series between 1964 and 1988. Produced by ATV and later by Central it became a byword for cheap production...

  • Tarik O'Regan
    Tarik O'Regan
    Tarik O'Regan , full name Tarik Hamilton O'Regan , is a British composer, partly of Algerian extraction. His compositions number over 90 and are partially represented on 22 recordings which have been recognised with two GRAMMY nominations. He is also the recipient of two British Composer Awards...

    , composer
  • Steve Punt
    Steve Punt
    Stephen Punt is a British writer, comedian and actor, best known for his long-time comedy partnership with Hugh Dennis. Punt lives in Wimbledon with his girlfriend and two children.-Life and career:...

    , writer, comedian and actor
  • Mark Shivas
    Mark Shivas
    Mark Shivas was a British television producer, film producer and executive. He began his career at BBC Television in the 1960s, and quickly became one of the department's noted producers...

    , film and television producer
  • Alan Truscott
    Alan Truscott
    Alan Fraser Truscott was a bridge player, author and columnist. He wrote the daily bridge column for The New York Times for 41 years, from 1964 to 2005 and served as Executive Editor for all six editions of The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge, 1964 to 2002.- Britain :Truscott was born in Brixton,...

    , bridge
    Contract bridge
    Contract bridge, usually known simply as bridge, is a trick-taking card game using a standard deck of 52 playing cards played by four players in two competing partnerships with partners sitting opposite each other around a small table...

     player, columnist, author
  • William Waterhouse, bassoonist and musicologist
  • Guy Woolfenden
    Guy Woolfenden
    Guy Anthony Woolfenden OBE is an English composer and conductor.-Biography:Woolfenden was born in Ipswich and educated at Westminster Abbey Choir School, London, and Whitgift School, Croydon. He studied music at Christ's College in Cambridge and went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music...

    , conductor and composer with around 150 scores for the Royal Shakespeare Company
    Royal Shakespeare Company
    The Royal Shakespeare Company is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. The company employs 700 staff and produces around 20 productions a year from its home in Stratford-upon-Avon and plays regularly in London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and on tour across...


  • John "Cats Eyes" Cunningham
    John Cunningham (RAF officer)
    Group Captain John "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham CBE, DSO & Two Bars, DFC & Bar, , was a British Royal Air Force night fighter ace during World War II and a test pilot, both before and after the war...

    , RAF ace pilot
  • Captain Alex Eida RHA, army officer, killed in action in Afghanistan, August 1, 2006
  • Captain Kenneth Lockwood
    Kenneth Lockwood
    Captain Kenneth Lockwood MBE was a stockbroker and an officer in the British Army. He was one of the first six British prisoners of war to arrive at Oflag IV-C, Colditz, in 1940...

    , prisoner at Colditz
    Oflag IV-C
    Oflag IV-C, often referred to as Colditz Castle because of its location, was one of the most famous German Army prisoner-of-war camps for officers in World War II; Oflag is a shortening of Offizierslager, meaning "officers camp"...

    , honorary secretary of Colditz Association
  • Lt Col Colin "Mad Mitch" Mitchell
    Colin Campbell Mitchell
    Colin Campbell Mitchell was a British Army lieutenant-colonel and politician. He became famous in July 1967 when he led the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in the British reoccupation of the Crater district of Aden. At that time, Aden was a British colony and the Crater district had briefly been...

    , Commanding Officer 1st Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, politician, founder of the Halo Trust
    HALO Trust
    The HALO Trust is a non-political, non-religious registered British charity and American non-profit organization whose purpose is to remove the debris left behind by war, in particular, landmines and unexploded ordnance that might present a danger to civilians. Founded in 1988 it was the first...

  • Sir Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder
    Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder
    Marshal of the Royal Air Force Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder, GCB was a senior British air force commander. During the First World War, he was a pilot and squadron commander in the Royal Flying Corps and he went on to serve as a senior officer in the Royal Air Force during the inter-war...

    , Marshal of the Royal Air Force
    Marshal of the Royal Air Force
    Marshal of the Royal Air Force is the highest rank in the Royal Air Force. In peacetime it was granted to RAF officers in the appointment of Chief of the Defence Staff, and to retired Chiefs of the Air Staff, who were promoted to it on their last day of service. Promotions to the rank have ceased...

    , Deputy Supreme Commander of D-Day
    D-Day is a term often used in military parlance to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. "D-Day" often represents a variable, designating the day upon which some significant event will occur or has occurred; see Military designation of days and hours for similar...

  • General Sir Peter Wall
    Peter Wall (British Army officer)
    General Sir Peter Anthony Wall, KCB, CBE, ADC Gen. is a senior British Army officer, currently the Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army....

    , current head of the British Army
    British Army
    The British Army is the land warfare branch of Her Majesty's Armed Forces in the United Kingdom. It came into being with the unification of the Kingdom of England and Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707. The new British Army incorporated Regiments that had already existed in England...

     as Chief of the General Staff
    Chief of the General Staff (United Kingdom)
    Chief of the General Staff has been the title of the professional head of the British Army since 1964. The CGS is a member of both the Chiefs of Staff Committee and the Army Board...


  • Troy Brown
    Troy Brown (footballer)
    Troy Anthony F. Brown is an English-born Welsh footballer who plays for Rotherham United and Wales under-21s.-Ipswich Town:Brown came through the academy at Fulham, having joined the club at the age of seven...

    , footballer, Rotherham United and Wales under-21
    Wales national under-21 football team
    The Wales national under-21 football team, also known as the Wales U21s, is the national under-21 football team of Wales and is controlled by the Football Association of Wales. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years...

  • Danny Cipriani
    Danny Cipriani
    Daniel Jerome Cipriani is an English rugby union footballer. He plays fly-half, centre and fullback. He has played for London Wasps and England. He's currently playing his first season of Super Rugby as a member of the inaugural Melbourne Rebels squad.-Biography:Danny Cipriani is mixed-race, his...

    , rugby union player, England Saxons
    England Saxons
    England Saxons is the current name of England's men's second national rugby union team. The team has previously been known by a number of names, such as England B, Emerging England and, most recently, England A...

     and Melbourne Rebels
    Melbourne Rebels
    The Melbourne Rebels are a professional rugby union team based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. They made their debut in SANZAR's Super Rugby tournament in 2011. They are the first privately owned professional rugby union team in Australia...

  • Laurie Evans
    Laurie Evans (cricketer)
    Laurie Evans is an English cricketer, contracted to Warwickshire County Cricket Club. He graduated from Surrey County Cricket Club Academy in 2007, but never made an appearance for the county. He played three first-class games for Durham UCCE in 2007, and one first-class game for the MCC against...

    , cricketer, Warwickshire CCC
  • Mark Foster, rugby union player, Exeter Chiefs
    Exeter Chiefs
    Exeter Rugby Club are a rugby union club based in Exeter, Devon.The Exeter club was formed around 1871 and played its first match in 1873. The first team has been rebranded as the Exeter Chiefs and play in a strip of Black , White ....

  • Lee Hills
    Lee Hills (footballer)
    Lee Hills is an English footballer who plays for Crystal Palace as a defender.-Career:He had previously attended Christ Church School and Whitgift School in Croydon and had been a youth player at Wimbledon and Arsenal before joining Palace's academy.Hills has also represented England at under-18...

    , footballer, Crystal Palace
    Crystal Palace F.C.
    Crystal Palace Football Club are an English Football league club based in South Norwood, London. The team plays its home matches at Selhurst Park, where they have been based since 1924. The club currently competes in the second tier of English Football, The Championship.Crystal Palace was formed in...

  • Tom Lancefield
    Tom Lancefield
    Thomas 'Tom' John Lancefield is an English cricketer. Lancefield is a left-handed batsman who bowls left-arm medium pace. He was born at Epsom, Surrey....

    , cricketer, Surrey CCC
  • Tosh Masson
    Tosh Masson
    Tajiv 'Tosh' Masson is a rugby union player for Harlequins in the Guinness Premiership, playing primarily as a centre.-External links:**...

    , rugby union player, Harlequins
  • Victor Moses
    Victor Moses
    Victor Moses is a footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic. Moses can play in a variety of positions, but in the first-team games he has taken part in so far, Moses has mostly played as a left winger...

    , footballer, Wigan Athletic and England Youth
    England national under-21 football team
    England's national Under-21 football team, also known as England Under-21s or England U21, is considered to be the feeder team for the England national football team....

  • Lawrence Okoye
    Lawrence Okoye
    Lawrence Okoye is the British record holder in the men's Discus. He threw 67.63 metres on 9 July 2011. He won a gold medal at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships in July 2011....

    , British discus
    Discus, "disk" in Latin, may refer to:* Discus , a progressive rock band from Indonesia* Discus , a fictional character from the Marvel Comics Universe and enemy of Luke Cage* Discus , a freshwater fish popular with aquarium keepers...

     record holder
  • Jason Roy
    Jason Roy
    Jason Jonathan Roy is an English cricketer who currently plays for Surrey. He is a right-handed upper order batsman and amongst Surrey's most promising young players....

    , cricketer, Surrey CCC
  • Matthew Spriegel
    Matthew Spriegel
    Matthew Neil William Spriegel is an English cricketer who has played for Loughborough UCCE and for Surrey. He was educated at Whitgift School before attending Loughborough University. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler....

    , cricketer, Surrey CCC
  • Raman Subba Row
    Raman Subba Row
    Raman Subba Row is an English former cricketer who played for England, Cambridge University, Surrey and Northamptonshire.-Life and career:...

    , cricketer
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    , England, Surrey and Northamptonshire
  • Richard Thorpe, rugby union player, London Irish
    London Irish
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  • Dudley Tredger
    Dudley Tredger
    Dudley Charles Trevelyan Tredger is an épée fencer, and fenced for England at the 2002 Commonwealth Fencing Championships in Newcastle, Australia, winning a silver medal in the team event and a bronze medal as an individual.His other notable fencing achievements include: final 8 at Luxembourg A...

    , British Épée fencer
    Fencing, which is also known as modern fencing to distinguish it from historical fencing, is a family of combat sports using bladed weapons.Fencing is one of four sports which have been featured at every one of the modern Olympic Games...

  • Freddie van den Bergh
    Freddie van den Bergh
    Frederick Oliver Edward van den Bergh is an English cricketer. van den Bergh is a gifted right-handed batsman who bowls left-arm orthodox. He was born in Bickley, London and educated at Whitgift School. While attending Whitgift School he was fondly known as Casper.van den Bergh made his...

    , cricketer, Surrey CCC


  • Peter Bourne
    Peter Bourne
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    , physician, anthropologist, biographer, author and international civil servant
  • Harold Davidson
    Harold Davidson
    Harold Francis Davidson , sometimes known as the "Prostitutes' Padre", was a Church of England priest, often referred to as the "Rector of Stiffkey". In 1932 he was defrocked on charges of immorality...

    , "The Prostitute's Padre", killed by a lion
  • Michael Manktelow, priest, former Bishop of Basingstoke
    Bishop of Basingstoke
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  • Francis Skeat
    Francis Skeat
    Francis Walter Skeat is an English glass painter who has created over 400 stained glass windows in churches and cathedrals, both in England and overseas. Skeat is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, and a member of the Art Workers...

    , church stained glass designer
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    Dean of Norwich
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Southern Railway Schools Class

The school lent its name to a locomotive
A locomotive is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train. The word originates from the Latin loco – "from a place", ablative of locus, "place" + Medieval Latin motivus, "causing motion", and is a shortened form of the term locomotive engine, first used in the early 19th...

 in the Southern Railway
Southern Railway (Great Britain)
The Southern Railway was a British railway company established in the 1923 Grouping. It linked London with the Channel ports, South West England, South coast resorts and Kent...

 V Class
SR Class V
The SR V class, more commonly known as the Schools class, is a class of steam locomotive designed by Richard Maunsell for the Southern Railway. The class was a cut down version of his Lord Nelson class but also incorporated components from Urie and Maunsell's LSWR/SR King Arthur class...

. This class was known as the Schools Class because all 40 locomotives were named after prominent English public schools. "Whitgift", no. 916, was built in 1934 and withdrawn in 1962.

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