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Chinthurst School

Coordinates: 51°17′18″N 0°14′09″W / 51.2882°N 0.2359°W / 51.2882; -0.2359

Chinthurst School
Ex tenebris in lucem (from darkness into light)
Tadworth, Surrey, England, England
Coordinates -0.2359|type:edu name=


Type Independent Preparatory School
Established 1908
Headmaster Mr Williams

Chinthurst School is an independent Nursery, Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory School for boys and girls aged 2½ to 13, based in Tadworth Surrey.[1][2] It is a charitable trust.[3] The School is a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS).[4]

School history

The school was founded in 1908 by Miss Alice Katherine Atkins, who first used the grounds of an old perfume factory and later moved the school to a farm field bought some two years later.[5]

In 2011 Chinthurst was shortlisted for Outstanding Financial/Commercial Initiative in the independent Schools Awards.[6]

Head teachers

  • Miss Thwaites (1910s)[7]
  • Ronald Kelly (1953 – 1976)[5][8]
  • The Rev. Brian Batty (1976 – 1982)[5]
  • Trevor Egan (1983 – 2009)
  • Ian Thorpe (2009 – 2013)[6][9]
  • Mr D.R.Williams


Chinthurst's Under 11 Rugby team qualified for the South East Regional Finals in the National School Rugby Tournament in 2009.[10]

Notable Alumni

External links

  • School Web site


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