The relationships that were forged at School go beyond the classroom. King Edward’s is a place where you make friends for life, be it with Housemates, other pupils, members of staff or the wider King Edward’s community. These are lasting connections that cannot be easily explained, but they are there amongst all our Old Witleians. Pupils come back to this special place to celebrate milestones in their lives and to seek solace in times of need. King Edward’s offers something comforting and constant, a foundation for life. It goes beyond educational excellence, and no other School can offer it.
Beyond the School grounds, King Edward’s has a thriving community network that keeps in touch on a regular basis. This community embraces all Old Witleians – parents, pupils and former staff – and provides a variety of ways to connect throughout the year including local, national and international social gatherings, Old Witleian reunions, our beloved Christmas carol service, networking functions, sporting events, art shows, theatre productions or musical showcases. Old Witleians, also fondly known as ‘Old Wits’ or ‘OWs’, receive two annual publications – Kestrel, a roundup of news, activities and events from the academic year which includes the Donor Roll, and The Bridewell Foundation Report (also referred to as Changing Lives), a mid-year report and are encouraged to join the Old Witleians social media channels and networking sites.
Your journey with King Edward’s does not end when you leave the School – you embark on the next phase of your journey that will always be linked to this special place.
On Monday 23rd May, we were delighted and honoured to welcome Darcy Bourne, England and International Hockey player, to King Edward’s. In her presentation to the 3rd, 4th and Lower Sixth Form pupils, Darcy spoke candidly about her journey and career in the worlds of football and hockey. Brought up in Surbiton by a very...