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Friends' School is an independent private fee-paying school (Public School) located in Saffron Walden, Essex, situated approximately 12 miles south of the city of Cambridge. The school is co-educational and accommodates children between the ages of 3 and 18 (boarders and day pupils).

HistoryEdit

Friends' School, Saffron Walden was founded in 1702, fifty years after George Fox founded the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). It is the only Quaker school in England to have survived continuously for 300 years.


Further readingEdit

  • The Avenue (school magazine).
  • Bolam, W.D. Unbroken community: The story of the Friends' School, Saffron Walden, 1702-1952. (Pub. 1952).
  • Buss, R. A Community through three centuries. (Pub. 2003).
  • Crosfield, J.B. Saffron Walden School: a sketch of two hundred years. (Pub. 1902).
  • Halter, H. The School on the hill: memories of three hundred years of Friends' School, Saffron Walden, 1702 - 2002. (Pub. 2002).
  • Hitchcock,T.V. (ed.). Richard Hutton's complaints book : the notebook of the steward of the Quaker workhouse at Clerkenwell 1711-1737. (Pub. 1987).
  • OSA Annual reports, at Essex Record Office, Chelmsford.
  • Saffron Walden Weekly. Local newspaper founded in 1889. Good coverage of Friends School.
  • Woods, J.C. Friends School: A hundred years at Saffron Walden 1879-1979. (Pub. 1979).

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