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Elmhurst School

Elmhurst School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged three to eleven located in South Croydon, London. Its mission is to develop well rounded individuals who learn to question, analyse and appreciate the world around them. Their dynamic and creative curriculum allows every pupil to develop their own unique strengths and interests. The school’s nurturing yet purposeful learning environment means that children develop not only their mental and physical abilities, but also appreciate the value of good manners, honesty and consideration for others. The school announced recently that it will be opening their doors to girls from September 2024.

Day school for boys

“My son loves attending Elmhurst School
for Boys. It’s a delight to watch him get
ready early every morning with a great big
smile on his face.”


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Head's welcome

Elmhurst is a hidden gem, nestled in the bustling South London borough of Croydon, with a richly diverse school community, brimming with warmth and care.

Embracing a growth mindset and a commitment to empower all learners with the skills required to achieve, at Elmhurst our mission is to nurture the potential in every child, something we have been doing for over 150 years.

We lay the foundations for a happy and successful future through forward-thinking educational excellence and a commitment to doing the best we can, for ourselves and those around us. An Elmhurst education offers a broad curriculum, extracurricular clubs and enrichment events. It is centered around excellent, friendly learning in a supportive environment designed to shape confident young men and woman who care deeply about themselves, their families and the world around them and who move on from us with a strong belief in their own ability to thrive.

When the time comes to advance to senior school, you and your son or daughter will have a strong understanding of the right next steps – we will support and guide you through the 11+ process to that end.

Sara Marriott