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Frewen College

Frewen College

Longstanding Services Links

Longstanding Services Links

A long tradition    

We are proud of our historic connections with the Services both directly, through the Frewen family, and through our predecessor schools.
 
A number of Frewens have served their country with distinction down the centuries, from Major Sir Edward Frewen (1661-1723) down to Admiral Sir John Frewen GCB (1911-1975), who established the Frewen Educational Trust in 1972. Other members of the family have served as MPs, clerics (including an Archbishop of York) and physicians.
 
Our predecessor school Down House School, the first school known to recognise and welcome dyslexics, was established in Rottingdean, Sussex in 1910 by Colonel Seaburne Moens.The school was evacuated to Worcestershire during the Second World War, and then moved here to Brickwall in 1946. This followed the repatriation of the Canadian forces billeted here at ‘Brickwall Fortress’ during the war. (One dormitory, ’Hellcats’, still bears witness to their time here, as does a certain amount of damage to the brick walls!) A memorial to seven old boys of Down House who gave their lives in the First World War was recently rediscovered in our basement, and re-mounted and unveiled on Remembrance Day in 2007.
 
A significant number of old boys have gone on to serve their country, and we understand at least one is now serving in Afghanistan. Another recent leaver, Nick Wood, came in to school to say 'hello' to old friends after passing out of marine training at Lympstone to join the Royal Marine Commando. 
 
 
 
  • British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
  • Crested
  • Independent Schools Association
  • The Good Schools Guide
  • Elklan's 'Communication Friendly Schools
  • Boarding Schools Association