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City of London Freeman’s School

Our founding ethos was all about community and that remains at the forefront of our thinking almost 170 years later. City of London Freemen’s School was set up to look after the orphaned children of Freemen of the City. The school was founded in Brixton in 1854 to educate boys and girls - we have always been co-educational, it is an essential part of our character, even before that was commonplace. As well as committing right from our foundation to a charitable, co-ed, broad education, we have also continuously admitted boarders alongside our day pupils and they remain an integral part of what makes Freemen’s the community it is. 

In 1926 the City Corporation moved us out to Ashtead Park, which I do consider to be a stroke of genius! We really do enjoy the best of locations - a leafy Surrey Hills site, but wholeheartedly connected to the Square Mile and only a short train journey into Waterloo or Victoria. Since then, our site has expanded to accommodate swelling numbers and to support our children’s development in excellent facilities. You can be sure that the interests of the children will always come first here.

11+ Assesses
English, Maths, Non-Verbal Reasoning

Admissions contact
Boys / Co-Ed / Girls


Age range

2.5 -11 years

Type of exam

Taster Day with assessment

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