Tag Archives: Whitgift School

Private school’s sports staff enjoyed £30,000 party at The Ritz

EXCLUSIVE: Whitgift School has charitable status and the generous tax breaks that go with it, yet they spared no expense for a piss up at one of the flashiest venues in the West End. By GENE BRODIE, education correspondent Whitgift … Continue reading

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Whitgift School’s Olympic hero Okoye is arrested in Alabama

Lawrence Okoye, the former Whitgift School pupil and discus finalist at the  London Olympics who went to the United States to seek his fortune as an American football player, was arrested in Alabama last week on soliciting prostitution charges, placing … Continue reading

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Old MidWhitgiftians enjoy a try-fest at Lime Meadow Avenue

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Old MidWhitgiftians quickly got their season back on track with a breath-taking 62-5 win at home against Old WImbledonians in Surrey 1 last Saturday. Andrew Dean scored a hat-trick of tries, fellow centre Temi Okenla got two, and … Continue reading

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Play written by Whitgift pupil raises £1,200 for charity Childline

A play written by a teenaged Whitgift School pupil, and backed by Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels actor Jason Flemyng, has raised £1,200 for children’s charities after a five-night run at a theatre in central London. The money was … Continue reading

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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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