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Aberdour School

Aberdour School
Motto "Floret Qui Laborat"[1]
Established 1933
Type Prep School
Headteacher Simon Collins
Location Brighton Road[2]
Burgh Heath
Surrey
KT20 6AJ
England
Local authority Surrey
Students 300 (Approx.)
Gender Mixed
Ages 3–13
Colours          
Website .uk.sch.surrey.aberdourwww

Aberdour School, founded in 1933, is a co-educational preparatory school for ages 3–13 in Burgh Heath (near Banstead), Surrey, England. It is a nursery department, pre-preparatory school and preparatory school,[3] and covers 14 acres (57,000 m2), 10 of which are playing fields.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Headmasters 2
  • Houses 3
  • Sport 4
  • Notable pupils 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Aberdour was founded in 1933 as a boys boarding school.[4] In 1994 it became a co-educational school and its first intake of girls was welcomed with the newly opened nursery.[3]

In 1971 Aberdour School became an educational charitable trust and is now administered by a board of governors.[5]

In 2010 Aberdour won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Bill Bryson Science Prize.[6][7]

In 2011 Simon Collins, Head, was give the accolade of Independent School Head of the Year.[8]

Headmasters

  • Richard Grange (1933–1981)
  • Alan Barraclough (1981–2002)
  • Dr Gerard Silverlock (2002–2006)
  • Simon Collins (2006–present)[8]

Houses

Every student is placed into a house at Aberdour. Each house has about 60 girls and boys, and every house appoints pupils to take on the roles of Head of House, Head of Girls Games, and Head of Boys Games for one term at a time.
House Name Colours Housemaster/mistress
Beaumont      Elizabeth Webb-Martin
Clements      Helen Shipley
Malvern      Llinos Williams
Roberts      Malachy Fivy

Sport

The major boys' activities are football, rugby and cricket, whilst for girls the sports are netball, hockey and rounders.

Notable pupils

References

  1. ^ (Latin for "He who works, flourishes")This literally translates as "those that suffer, flourish".
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ Aberdour School Website
  5. ^ Aberdour School, Registered Charity no. 312033 at the Charity Commission
  6. ^
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  8. ^ a b
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  10. ^ a b

External links

  • Aberdour School Website
  • Aberdour School ISN Report
  • Oblique aerial photograph of house and grounds in 1928; another such image
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