Twyford School

Twyford School
Established c. 17th century
Type Independent preparatory day and boarding
Religion Church of England
Headmaster Dr Steve Bailey
Location Twyford
SO21 1NW
Coordinates: 51°01′16″N 1°18′50″W / 51.021°N 1.314°W / 51.021; -1.314
Local authority Hampshire
DfE number 850/6008
DfE URN 116536 Tables
Students 406~
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–13
Former pupils Old Twyfordians
Not to be confused with Twyford High School.

Twyford School is a co-educational, independent, preparatory boarding and day school, located in the village of Twyford, Hampshire, England.


Twyford 'states' that it is the oldest preparatory school in the United Kingdom.[1] It moved to its present site in 1809, but there has been a school for boys in Twyford since the seventeenth century.[2] During the nineteenth century buildings were added, including a large schoolroom built during the 1820s, and a mid-Victorian chapel. Original buildings are still used and form part of today's campus. Up until the end of the twentieth century the school only accepted boys; it is now co-educational.

Current status

A series of developments coincided with the admission of girls to the school, and have continued in recent years. Building works and improvements have been undertaken, although historic fabric has generally been retained. In addition the sports grounds and other outdoor facilities have been upgraded.

Twyford is a private school, and a registered charity. It accepts both day pupils and borders, and has a pre-preparatory school on the same campus for children below the age of five. It has capacity for around 400 pupils between the ages of 3 and 13, with boarders being accepted from the age of 8. It is a Church of England Christian school, where the Victorian chapel is still used for services. As of 2012 the Headmaster is Dr Steve Bailey.

Notable former pupils

Alumni are known as Old Twyfordians.[3]

See also


  1. "Twyford School life history". Twyford School website. Archived from the original on April 29, 2007. Retrieved May 9, 2007.
  2. twyford
  3. Old Twyfordians - Biographies. Retrieved 10 June 2015
  4. Twyford School
  5. Twyford
  6. Liukkonen, Petri. "Alexander Pope". Books and Writers ( Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015.
  7. "Major-General Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell KCB KCMG DSO"; Old Twyfordians - Biographies. Retrieved 21 June 2012
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