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Coordinates: 51°18′40″N 0°12′54″W / 51.311°N 0.215°W / 51.311; -0.215

Aberdour School

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KT20 6AJ

TypePrep School
Motto"Floret Qui Laborat"[2]
Local authoritySurrey
Department for Education URNEY337953 Tables
Head teacherSimon Collins
Age2 to 11
Enrolment300 (Approx.)

Aberdour School, founded in 1933, is a co-educational preparatory school for ages 2–11 in Burgh Heath (near Banstead), Surrey, England. It is a nursery department, pre-preparatory school and preparatory school,[3] and covers 14 acres (57,000 m2), 10 of which are playing fields.


Aberdour was founded in 1933 by R.M.D Grange as a boys' boarding school.[4] In 1971 Aberdour School became an educational charitable trust and is now administered by a board of governors.[5] In 1994 it became a co-educational school and its first intake of girls was welcomed with the newly opened nursery.[3]


2010, Royal Society of Chemistry's Bill Bryson Science Prize.[6][7]

2010, TES Independent School Awards, Head of the Year - Winner[8]

2013, TES Independent School Awards, Outstanding Financial/Commercial Initiative - Winner


Notable pupils

See also: Category:People educated at Aberdour School


  1. ^ "ABERDOUR SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL TRUST 00998221". Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ (Latin for "He who works, flourishes")This literally translates as "those that suffer, flourish".
  3. ^ a b "Banstead History Research Group - Banstead Schools". Banstead History Research Group. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  4. ^ Aberdour School Website Archived 11 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Aberdour School, registered charity no. 312033". Charity Commission for England and Wales.
  6. ^ "Attain Magazine - Aberdour School Wins Science Prize". Attain Magazine. 2 November 2010. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Crispin Blunt - REIGATE MP JOINS LOCAL WINNERS OF BILL BRYSON SCIENCE PRIZE". Crispin Blunt. Retrieved 2 May 2012.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ a b "Interview - Independent School Head of the Year 2011 - AMC News - Anthony Millard Consulting". Anthony Millard Consulting. Archived from the original on 22 April 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Simon Thomas - Biography & Images". TV Newsroom. 10 June 2006. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  10. ^ Jonathan Sale (22 October 2009). "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of broadcaster Jeremy Vine". The Independent. Archived from the original on 23 October 2009.
  11. ^ Kingston, Victoria (9 November 2010). "Comedian Tim Vine on Banstead, Countdown and Columbo". Surrey Life. Retrieved 27 August 2020.