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Headmaster’s welcome

A warm welcome to the Pridwin website.

Pridwin is a school with a long-standing tradition of educational service to its community. We firmly believe that our school exists for its young people, the boys. While standing firm on traditional values such as independence, responsibility, respect, empathy and leadership, we also have a clear vision for the future.


The changing world in which we live provides many opportunities for the adults of tomorrow, provided they develop abilities that will enable them to take advantage of those opportunities. This is why our curriculum is skills based, and why we provide our boys with countless options to develop their confidence and potential.

Every boy is important to us and although it puts great demands on our time and resources, we believe in providing as many challenges as possible for individual growth. This is reflected in the wide academic, sporting and cultural programmes on offer and in the development of 21st Century skills, which includes a focus on STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.

We live in a wonderfully diverse country. At Pridwin we embrace diversity and transformation and we encourage our boys to respect, understand and value each other’s differences. At Pridwin it is absolutely vital that every boy, member of staff and parent feel like they belong. Our boys regularly win scholarships to the best high schools in the country.

In addition, many Pridwin old boys are graduates of the best universities in the world. This bears testimony to our high expectations. Our emphasis on literacy, numeracy and life skills pays dividends from the Grade 0 year.

However, balance is very important to us and our boys give a good account of themselves in a wide range of activities: on the sports field, in our orchestras and jazz band, in our choirs, and in numerous dramatic productions and artistic pursuits.

In addition, our strength, both as academic staff and as parents, lies in our commitment and dedication to the task of preparing our boys for the future. We believe in going the extra mile to make the difference. If you are a parent who values the importance of a quality education for your son and are prepared to support him in this process, then Pridwin is the school for you.

I look forward to meeting you and your son and welcoming you into our Pridwin family.

Kind regards,

Ross Grimley | BEd and BEd Hons
Executive Headmaster

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