Principal’s Welcome

Principal’s Welcome


Principal’s Welcome

Ewell Castle School is a happy and successful co-educational independent HMC (The Heads’ Conference) day school on the Surrey/London borders, easily accessible by public transport. We are a mixed-ability through school that offers children aged 4 to 18 the benefits of a family-friendly atmosphere whilst maintaining a stimulating and rigorous academic programme. Our Sixth Formers go on to Russell Group universities, degree apprenticeships and colleges in the USA to study medicine, law, veterinary science, maths, engineering, computing, business, economics and a host of other courses. We care about the holistic needs of the individual child, and this is facilitated by small class sizes, a personalised and high-performance approach as well as an absolute commitment to wellbeing.

As a private school nestled in a historical conservation area, Ewell Castle oozes charm and character in a green and beautiful enclave. There is widespread affection for the School’s family ethos and we are utterly loyal to our girls and boys, dedicated to inspiring their best performance achievement, whether in: academic success, sporting excellence or exceptional performing arts. The School’s reputation for an ambitious, forward-thinking and progressive education for each pupil is well founded, as is our enviable reputation for pastoral care, creating a rounded and grounded experience for all.

The Castle’s ideology is to focus our energy on the learning and welfare outcomes for our children. What happens in the classroom is the beating heart of the School, stretching and challenging our pupils to achieve more than they thought possible, and to support them when they are struggling. I firmly believe that “I don’t know” is a starting point to stimulate young people’s thinking and is never the end of the discussion - developing a growth mindset means that effort and struggle will always eventually be rewarded. Moreover, carefully nurtured social and emotional intelligence enhances communication skills and empathy, increasingly valuable qualities that will never go out of fashion in life beyond formal education in the 21st Century.

Please do visit us during one of our open events to experience our unique School for yourself.

Silas Edmonds MA NPQH FRSA