Aberdour School

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Aberdour School, founded in 1933, is a co-educational preparatory school for ages 3-13 in Banstead, Surrey, England.

History

Aberdour was founded in 1933. In 1994 it became a co-educational school and its first intake of girls was welcomed with the newly opened nursery.

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

Facilities

The school is made up of a nursery department, pre-preparatory school and preparatory school, and covers 14 acres, 10 of which are playing fields.

Headmasters

*Mr Richard Grange (1933 - 1981)
*Mr Alan Barroclough (1981 - 2002)
*Dr Gerard Silverlock (2002 - 2006)
*Mr Simon Collins (2006 - present)

Past Teachers

The following is an incomplete list of teachers and staff employed at the school during the 1970's.

*Mr Bahramian (Latin, French, Assistant Headmaster)
*Mr Jeffrey Bennett (French, Boxing)
*Miss Cantril (Matron)
*Miss Carter (English)
*Mr Mark Cory (Science, Housemaster)
*Mr Jim Faulkner (Caretaker, Groundsman)
*Mr Richard Grange (Latin, Headmaster)
*Mrs Hughes (English)
*Major Metherel (History)
*Mrs Parkes (English)
*Mrs Margaret Russell (Jayashina) (Music, Mathematics)
*Mr Russell (Jayashina) (Music)
*Mr Schwartz (Mathematics)
*Colonel Scott (Physical Education, Religious Knowledge)
*Mr Barry Smith (Mathematics, Athletics)

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All boys and girls at Aberdour School are presented with the opportunity to participate in, and experience a wide range of physical recreation and sporting activities. Within the physical education programme, all students participate in a comprehensive agenda of activities including gymnastics, badminton, fitness, dance, lacrosse, short tennis, tennis, athletics and swimming. The presence of the on-site pool enables children from Transition to Year 8 to swim regularly. Extensive playing fields accommodate football, rugby, hockey and cricket. Tennis, netball, and sometimes hockey, are played on the all-weather courts. The major boys' activities are football, rugby and cricket, whilst for girls the sports are netball, hockey and rounders. An extensive fixture card allows children from Years 3 to 8 to play regular matches and represent the school. Fixtures are matched according to ability and vary from friendly fixtures to participation in league, county. and national competitions.

Feeder school

Aberdour feeds students to the following schools:
*Epsom College
*Whitgift School
*St. John's School, Leatherhead
*King's College School, Wimbledon
*Reigate Grammar School
*Harrow School
*Caterham School

Accolades

Pupils are encouraged to achieve high academic standards and over the years the school has achieved considerable academic success. Between 1987 and 2006, over 100 awards have been won.

External links

* [http://www.aberdour.surrey.sch.uk/ Official site]


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