Edge Grove School
Edge Grove School
Edge Grove is a family school, founded in 1935, set in 28 acres of grounds and surrounded by 130 acres of farmland. It is situated 15 miles north-west of
London and less than five minutes from the M25 and M1 motorways and within easy reach of Heathrow, Stansted, Luton and Gatwick airports.
The 18th-century buildings are complemented by purpose-built teaching classrooms, science laboratories, a new early years centre, large sports hall and music school. The grounds support extensive gardens, a heated swimming pool, astroturf pitch, tennis courts, croquet lawns, woodland and a lake.
Edge Grove has a happy caring environment and one in which girls and boys can enjoy the process of growing up in beautiful safe surroundings.
The headmaster, his family and many of the staff live on the campus, giving rise to a close-knit community where manners and respect for others are of paramount importance.
Pupils are prepared for the 11+ (girls) and 13+ (boys/girls) Common Entrance examinations. Edge Grove pupils have been awarded 47 scholarships to senior schools over the last three years including Eton, Harrow, Haileybury, Sevenoaks and Cheltenham Ladies College. The average class size is 15 pupils. The academic staff of 50 are well qualified and make full use of the excellent facilities. They are also backed up by a highly qualified learning support department.
MUSIC, SPORT AND ACTIVITIES
The School runs a full and varied programme of extra-curricular activities. Over 85% of pupils play a musical instrument. Eighteen music scholarships have been gained to major public schools over the past 4 years (2003/07). There are three choirs and five orchestras/bands. There is also the very popular art school which has been displaying some outstanding work by the pupils, some of whom have gone on to gain scholarships at senior schools.
All the major sports are available and excellence is encouraged. Up to eleven boys’ teams and six girls’ teams are run in the major sports and the School also offers archery, squash, golf, tennis, athletics, cross-country running and swimming. There is also an extensive activities programme. The School participates in a French exchange programme and runs an expedition week for all year groups in the summer term, as well as an annual skiing trip in the Christmas holidays.