Grey College Secondary School

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Grey College Secondary School (also known as Grey Kollege Sekonder) is a public day and boarding school for boys in Bloemfontein, Free State. The school teaches Grades 8 to 12 in both English and Afrikaans and is one of the best known schools in the country. Grey College Secondary School currently has 1200 students. Grey College Secondary School’s sister school is Oranje Meisieskool Eunice Girl’s School.


Grey College was founded in 1855 by Sir George Grey, the governor of the Cape Colony. The school was opened on 17 January 1859 with Andrew Murray as the first headmaster. The secondary and primary schools were previously one complete unit, but were separated into two in 1950.

The school motto is Nihil Stabile Quod Infidum which means “Nothing is steadfast which is not true”.


The 2014 Matric pass rate was 98.64%



  • Rugby (#1 in SA in 2014)
  • Soccer
  • Athletics
  • Chess (Free State League Champs in 2014)
  • Cricket (Knights Franchise T20 Champs, representing FS in the National Competition in February 2015)
  • Mountain Biking (#1 in SA in 2014)
  • Golf (#3 in SA in 2014)
  • Swimming (#2 in SA in 2014)
  • Tennis (#1 in SA in 2014, represents SA in the ISF World Schools Champs in Doha, Qatar, in March 2015)
  • Hockey (Free State Champs in 2014)


  • Stabilis Newspaper (#4 in SA at the Media24 National School Newspaper Competition in 2014)
  • Boereorkes (#1 in SA at the National Boereorkes Competition in 2014)
  • Debating & Public Speaking
  • Drama (Winners of gold the ATKV Tienertoneel Competition in 2014)
  • Choir
  • Indomitus Acapella Group
  • Gumboot Dancers
  • Ensemble
  • Marimbas
  • Voortrekkers
  • Grey Orchestra


  • National Monuments include the Main Building, Hamilton Hall (dinner hall), Principal's residence, Murray House (hostel), Brill House (hostel), and the Tuckshop
  • Reunie Hall
  • Centenary Hall
  • Old Gym Hall (Staff room)
  • Krause Library
  • Science Block
  • Music Complex
  • Grey Together Coffee Shop
  • Wooden Deck (supporters deck)
  • Grey Museum
  • Leith House (Hostel)
  • Grey Pavilion
  • SD Maree Building

Sport facilities:

  • Grey College Gymnasium
  • Gustav Fichardt Swimming Pool
  • Windmill Soccer Complex
  • Hockey AstroTurf
  • 12 all-weather tennis courts
  • 4 Squash courts
  • 8 rugby fields
  • Cricket fields and practice nets


Scholarships include the Jock Meiring Trust and Bram Fischer Trust.


  • Steve Hofmeyr
  • Ryk Neethling
  • Hansie Cronje
  • Ryan McLaren
  • Johan Cronje
  • Heinrich Brussow
  • Morne du Plessis
  • Jannie du Plessis
  • Bismarck du Plessis
  • Richardt Strauss
  • Andries Strauss
  • Wian du Preez
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Ollie le Roux
  • Tiaan Liebenberg
  • Coenie Oosthuizen
  • Pieter Muller
  • Deon Stegman
  • Francois Steyn
  • Flip van der Merwe
  • CJ van der Linde



Nearby Attractions

Mimosa Mall 604 m away - Bloemfontein
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Eunice High School 682 m away - Bloemfontein
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