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Mission and Aims

Welcome to Lord Wandsworth College....

one of the country’s premier day and boarding schools for girls and boys aged 11 to 18.

Set in 1,200 acres of rolling countryside on the North Hampshire and Surrey border, we provide a safe, secure, wonderfully inspiring and caring learning environment. Indeed, it is hard to imagine that the centre of London is little more than an hour’s drive away.

Encouraging every pupil to be as good as they possibly can be, we achieve excellent examination results and create confident, capable, extremely level-headed and happy young people.

Firmly believing that education extends far beyond the classroom, we offer an incredible range of sporting and co-curricular activities and go to great lengths to discover what makes each pupil special.

When visiting us for the first time, parents typically comment on our wonderful ‘community’ environment, the breadth of opportunities available and just how normal and polite our pupils are.

As this website can only provide a taste of the education we offer, please arrange to visit us so that we may show you around.

Our Founder

Lord Wandsworth College is named after Baron Sydney Stern, a Liberal MP and the second son of a Jewish banker. Granted a peerage less than four years after winning the seat of Stowmarket in 1891, Stern took the title of Lord Wandsworth in reflection of his many links with the area.

When Lord Wandsworth died in 1912 he left a generous bequest to educate the children of agricultural workers; children who had lost one or both parents and needed the support of a boarding environment.

Lord Wandsworth’s Trustees purchased the site on which the College now stands and the first ‘Foundationers’ arrived in 1922, followed by fee-paying students in 1945.

Today, our 1,200-acre site houses the College buildings, our considerable facilities and Stern Farm. This arable farm provides a timely reminder of those early students and of the College’s agricultural heritage.