Grey High School

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Grey High School is a public school for boys in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. The school caters for boys from Grade 8 to Grade 12 and has over 800 students. The Grey Institute also includes the attached Grey Junior School with nearly 800 students.


Grey High School was founded in 1856 by John Paterson and named after Sir George Edward Grey who was the Governor of the Cape Colony. The school celebrated its 150th jubilee in 2006.


Grey High School prides itself on its 100% Matric pass rate for the last few years. The school motto is Tris Juncta Uno which means “Three Joined in One” which relates to the school’s emphasis on nurturing the mind, body, and spirit.



  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Water polo
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Squash
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Air rifle shooting
  • Cross country


  • Music
  • Art
  • Drama


  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Hostel accommodation
  • Floodlit heated water polo pool
  • 7 all-weather clay courts
  • 2 squash courts
  • 1 cricket oval
  • 3 cricket fields
  • 1 grass hockey field
  • 4 rugby fields
  • Weights room
  • Indoor basketball court
  • 2 outdoor basketball courts
  • Physiotherapist rooms
  • Gymnasium
  • Library
  • 3 computer laboratories
  • Remedial computer laboratory
  • EGD computer laboratory
  • Lecture room equipped with audio-visual facilities
  • Carpeted classrooms equipped with audio-visual facilities
  • 2 physical science laboratories
  • 2 natural sciences laboratories
  • 2 auditoriums
  • Centenary Pavilion
  • Mosenthal Pavilion
  • Edkins Quadrangle
  • Tuck shop and restaurant
  • Memorial


  • Siya Kolisi, rugby player
  • JJ Engelbrecht, rugby player
  • Johan Botha, cricketer
  • David Callaghan, cricketer
  • Rear Admiral (JG) Derek Christian, South African Military Academy
  • Rear Admiral Robert Higgs, SA Navy
  • Ian Howell, cricket umpire
  • Steven Hunt, rugby player
  • Sergeal Petersen, rugby player
  • Kevin Paul, swimmer
  • Graeme Pollock, cricketer
  • Peter Pollock, cricketer
  • Cliff Drysdale, tennis player



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