Welcome to Elmhurst School

Headmaster’s Welcome

Charles SouthHello, I am Charles South and I am delighted to welcome you to the Elmhurst School for Boys’ website. I am very privileged to lead this wonderful ‘family’ school and I am very proud of all our boys’ fantastic achievements, many of which you will find described on this site.


School Ethos

CricketElmhurst is located in South Croydon and caters for boys aged four to eleven. The combination of our broad and balanced curriculum, along with our preparation for 11+ entrance exams, ensures each boy achieves their full potential.



home_scienceIt is essential we help prepare each boy for the move to senior school and we are very proud of our record which includes many offers at 11+ to notable Independent and Grammar Schools including Trinity, Whitgift, Royal Russell, Cedars, Wilsons and Wallington.



Parent Workshops with Early Years Specialist, Lena Engel
Elmhurst will be hosting two highly valuable parent workshops for local parents with children of pre-school age:

Promoting Positive Behaviour: Wednesday 11th February, 7.00-8.30pm

Promoting Children’s Independence at Home: Wednesday 25th February, 7.00 -8.30pm

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Entry to Elmhurst
If you would like to visit Elmhurst, we run individual showrounds weekdays at 9.15am and 11am. Please telephone Paula or Carole on 020 8688 0661 to book your appointment.

Forest School
This year every class will go to Forest School once a week for half a term. The programme will include exploring, dens, storytelling, natural art (e.g.mud sculptures/stick art), team building games, bushcraft, campfires and cooking etc.