A celebration of 200 years at Guildford Cathedral

Eagle House | 10 Feb 2020
2020 marks an important milestone in the history of Eagle House as the school celebrates its 200th birthday. 
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2020 marks an important milestone in the history of Eagle House as the school celebrates its 200th birthday.

Eagle House began in Brook Green, Hammersmith founded in 1820 by Joseph Railton. Edward Huntingford, the third headmaster, moved the school to a beautiful Jacobean house on Wimbledon Village High Street in 1860 and then in 1886 Dr Arthur Malan moved the school to Sandhurst where it stands today.

2020 marks the school's bicentenary and they are proud to be one of the oldest independent preparatory schools in the country. A year of celebrations began with a service of thanksgiving at Guildford Cathedral. Pupils, staff, alumni, governors and friends gathered together in a wonderful service that included a specially written anthem, The Eagle, composed by James McCarthy. The Dean of Guildford gave the address and choir and orchestra lit up the cathedral, joined by the congregation for several rousing hymns.

2020 will see a host of events taking place at Eagle House but this was an impressive start to this important year.

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About Eagle House

Eagle House is a coeducational, boarding and day Prep, Pre-Prep and Nursery located in Berkshire and a Wellington College School. Situated within easy reach of the M3 and M4 and only 45 minutes from London, the school benefits from superb grounds. Excellent facilities are the background to an experience where success, confidence and happiness are paramount.  In December 2017 Eagle House received an 'excellent' rating in all areas from the ISI inspection team.

 

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