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Grittleton House School
is a small, family-run independent school and children's daycare provider situated in the village of Grittleton
Grittleton is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, 7 miles NW of Chippenham, Wiltshire at .The Grittleton House estate is the home of Grittleton House School, which was founded in 1951....
Chippenham is a market town in Wiltshire, England, located east of Bath and west of London. In the 2001 census the population of the town was recorded as 28,065....
Wiltshire is a ceremonial county in South West England. It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. It contains the unitary authority of Swindon and covers...
. The school is co-educational with around 300 pupils and toddlers aged 2-16.
Grittleton House is non-selective and therefore classes are made up of pupils with a wide range of abilities. It offers pupils small classes and claims to teach traditional family values, courtesy, consideration for others, and responsibility for oneself.
It was built as a country house by James Thomson between 1832 and 1856. It is a Grade II* listed building
Notable former pupils
- Jamie Cullum
Jamie Cullum is an English pop and jazz-pop singer-songwriter. Though he is primarily a vocalist/pianist he also accompanies himself on other instruments including guitar and drums. Since April 2010, he has been presenting a weekly jazz show on BBC Radio 2, broadcast on Tuesdays from 19:00.- Early...
(born 1979), an English pop and jazz-pop singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, and drummer.
- Angelica Mandy
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(born 1992), an English actress, best known for her role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as Gabrielle Delacour.
- Tom Restorick (born 1990), an English show jumper with appearances for the British Show Jumping Team and at The Horse Of The Year Show.
- Simon Cousins
Simon Cousins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who was a member of Liverpool indie country rock band The Onset and folk rockers Ophiuchus. He studied music at the Liverpool Music College and has a degree in philosophy from Liverpool University...
(born 1965), musician with Random Gender
Random Gender were a Wiltshire Progressive Garage band founded in 1982 by twin brothers Jon and Simon Cousins; who later went on to be prominent members of Wiltshire folk rockers Ophiuchus and Liverpool's indie rock group The Onset respectively...
Ophiuchus are a folk/roots rock group from Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England, formed in 1986 by twin brothers - guitarist Jon and bassist Simon Cousins, with saxophonist Pat D'Arcy and photographer, graphic designer Martin Tom Sawyer....
and The Onset
The Onset were formed in 1987 by Mike Badger after he left his former band The La's. Mike teamed up with local Liverpool legend Danny Dean on guitar, Hamish Cameron on Piano and Colin Becket on Drums. The first demo "Let's Go Home" can be found on the 2006 compilation CD, Lo Fi Electric...