This year sees Strode’s College, celebrate its 40th Anniversary as a co-educational sixth form college. Established in 1975, when the national comprehensive re-organisation came to this part of Surrey, the College evolved out of the Egham Boys Grammar school, continuing over 300 years of an educational facility on this site in Egham High Street.
Since its inception Strode’s College has continued to expand and develop. What started in the early 1700’s as a small school for 40 under-privileged boys is now a thriving community of over 1100 full-time students and approximately 1500 evening class attendees.
Whilst the college retains elements of its history, such as the main building, which was constructed during World War 1, and the almshouses, which were constructed in the 1820s, there has also been significant investment in the College and its facilities. In 2012 two new buildings were opened, the Tercentenary Building and the Jubilee Building, and in 2014 we invested in our Runnymede building where we now offer two new fully-equipped state-of-the-art Physics and Chemistry Labs for our students to use.
Today Strode’s College has grown in success attracting students from all over Surrey and the surrounding areas. We are extremely proud of our students and their achievements, and this year we have had a record number of students with offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge.
The future is bright for Strode’s, and as we celebrate the last 40 years, we also look forward to continuing the proud tradition of education in Egham High Street.