Category Archives: Whitgift School

Peacocks, flamingos and 400 years of history at one school

WANDLE WANDERINGS: One of the country’s leading independent schools happens to have a mini-zoo in its grounds, which are rarely open to the public. WALKER DUNELM strolled through Whitgift School on its open day Even when it’s going to a … Continue reading

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Open Garden afternoons at Whitgift School, Jun 10, Jul 25

Whitgift School in South Croydon is taking part in the Open Garden Squares Weekend next month, with an additional Open Garden afternoon staged in July in aid of the NSPCC. It is a rare opportunity for the general public to … Continue reading

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Alice In Wonderland, Whitgift School, Feb 7-9

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Brahms German Requiem, Croydon Minster, Nov 18

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Rugger off! Pitch tensions force cancellation of grudge match

The annual match between John Fisher and Whitgift schools’ senior rugby teams, due to be staged today, was cancelled because of fears of more physical violence on the sidelines than on the field of play. Catholic state school Fisher, named … Continue reading

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New head: ‘I worry about gap between debate and intolerance’

The new headmaster of one of Croydon’s biggest and most influential schools has called for more independent, challenging thought and debate as a challenge to increasing levels of intolerance. “Breadth of experience, breadth of reading and willingness to engage are … Continue reading

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Free entry for Remembering 1916 exhibition, until Apr 16

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