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St Swithun's History

Discover more about St Swithun's, its founders and origins.

Miss Mowbray and her staff 1886

A sound legacy - the Mowbray Scholarship

The Mowbray Scholarship is awarded in memory of the work of Miss Mowbray, headmistress from 1884 to 1916. Read on to learn about her remarkable legacy.

Posted on: 10 Jan 2019

Charlotte M Yonge in later life

Did you know? Charlotte M Yonge - the story behind the scholarship

The inspiration behind the founding of St Swithun’s, Charlotte M Yonge was 'Mother Goose' to Anna Bramston and Aimée LeRoy, her 'goslings', and gave her name to the original school scholarships.

Posted on: 25 Jul 2018

St Swithun's in the snow 2018

Snow on snow

St Swithun's in the snow - "The Beast from the East 2018" versus 1962

Posted on: 27 Mar 2018

Anna Bramston in 1922

Anna Bramston - the 'auto'biography

Miss Anna Rachel Bramston celebrates International Women’s Day by explaining what she did to truly make a difference to you

Posted on: 7 Mar 2018

Chinese New Year celebrations - 1968 and 2018

Why have a festival?

Today the current community celebrates the Spring Festival. As a pupil, Fiona Riordan (Hetherington) HH 1970, explains the Chinese festivals.

Posted on: 21 Feb 2018

St Swithun's will remember

We will remember

As the British Legion launch the 2017 Poppy Appeal, Rosemary Kelly (Tupper) ED 1947 shares her memories of St Swithun's during WW2.

Posted on: 25 Oct 2017

Princess Anne approaches the main entrance

Were you here in 1984?

Memories of Princess Anne's centenary visit.

Posted on: 10 Jan 2017

Miss Bramston and Miss Le Roy

Who was Miss Le Roy?

Find out why our junior house is named 'Le Roy'

Posted on: 25 Oct 2016

Speech Day breakfast for Friends of St Swithun's

Your memories of school dinners

Do these tables and breakfast treats remind you of school meals?

Posted on: 25 Oct 2016