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Wimbledon College
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Location
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
General Information
Type: Secondary school
Founded: 1892
Chair of Governors: Andrew Kennedy
Head Master: Adrian Porter SJ
Address & Contact Information
Address: Edge Hill
Wimbledon
City: London
Postal code: SW19 4NS
Country: United Kingdom
Phone: 020 8946 2533
Fax: 020 8879 9302
Website
www.wimbledoncollege.org.uk


Wimbledon College is a Jesuit secondary school located in the United Kingdom in London. It was founded in 1892. The school has a joint sixth form with the all-girls Ursuline High School, Wimbledon. That school is situated nearby, on Crescent Road.

Currently the Headmaster is Father Adrian Porter SJ, who took over from Father Michael Holman SJ in 2004. Wimbledon College is a voluntary-aided Roman Catholic (Jesuit) secondary school for boys aged 11 to 19. It was founded "for improvement in living and learning to the greater glory of God and the common good" and to bring up students as "men for others".

Every year it takes about 200 students mostly from Catholic schools in South London, some of these schools include Donhead (the prep school) Sacred Heart in Teddington, Sacred Heart in Mitcham and John Fisher in Morden. The first and formost of these schools being Sacred Heart in Teddington, with over 700 former pupils of the College being from Sacred Heart.

The College specialises in sports (especially rugby), extra-cirricular activities and the arts. A new music department was constructed in 2005. It is known for its school productions and to assist in these a revolving stage has been built in the auditorium. One or more shows have been produced and shown every year since 1972. The latest, in 2008, was The Mysteries. The Strings Project was activated in 2005 to give 50 boys in Figures the opportunity to learn the violin, viola, cello or the double bass.

The College encourages students to take part in at least two of its wide selection of extra-curricular activities. These range from a Drama club to the Chess club, and also from a Debating club to numerous optional school trips over the year. The College also has a selection of major and minor sports. Rugby, of course, is the biggest major sport the College can offer. There is also swimming (competitive and non-competitive), golf, ski trips, football, basketball and many others.


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Contact InformationEdit

Edge Hill; Wimbledon; London SW19 4NS, United Kingdom.

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