Address: Witham-on-the-Hill, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE10 0JJ
Number of Pupils: 252
Fees: Day: £6,250 per term; Weekly boarding: £8,425
Head Teacher: William Austen
Religious Affiliation: C of E
Entrance Procedure: Non-selective. Most join at four, but all year groups considered where places are available.
Contact: Mrs Claire Paylor
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Private tours with the Head and his wife to be arranged through the Registrar.
The core of Witham’s mission is to educate the whole child, but the school is academically ambitious for every child. The academic curriculum offers depth and breadth as pupils work toward Common Entrance or Academic Scholarship examinations at 13+.
Games & the Arts
There are no boundaries to the sporting, music, art and performance opportunities on offer. Witham’s longer day allows pupils to take advantage of the breadth of activities on offer and develop interests and talent for life.
Witham is a small community with a family feel – staff know every pupil. ‘The Witham Way’ underpins the school’s values where pupils are encouraged to be their best self, to treat others how they wish to be treated, to share, to listen, to forgive, and to respect all members of the community. In addition to Form Tutors, every child is assigned a staff mentor, creating a family within a family.
18 scholarhips in 2022 including academic, all-rounder, art, drama and sport awards to Gresham’s, Oakham, Oundle, Rugby, Stamford and Uppingham.
Head Teacher’s Philosophy
We believe in a holistic education that enables every child to reach their potential. A wide breadth of opportunities allows children to find areas in which they can excel, developing confidence and character. Learning is fun and the friendships children make stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Witham is the only traditional, ‘all-singing, all-dancing’ flexi-boarding prep school for an hour’s radius from Stamford. It is an enviable setting in a stunning Queen Anne mansion surrounded by beautiful parkland with first-class facilities. Pupils’ secure places to the UK’s top senior schools, but they will tell you it is Steph the Chef’s food that makes Witham outstanding!