Falcon College

Falcon College

Esigodini (Essexvale)

Falcon College is an independent boarding school for boys and girls aged 12–18. It was founded on 3rd February, 1954, near Essexvale during the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (now Esigodini, Zimbabwe), southeast of Bulawayo on the remains of the Bushtick Mine. It was opened by the Governor General of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Lord Llewellin, on Saturday 10 April 1954.

Homes that had housed miners and their families now house teaching staff and boarding school boys. Mine offices would become administration offices and classrooms. Mine facilities such as tennis courts and a swimming pool would become school facilities. Since that time, the school has flourished to become one of Zimbabwe’s leading education establishments.

The college’s graduates include a British member of parliament, surgeons and doctors, leaders of industry and commerce, soldiers and educators.


Falcon College was ranked as one of the Top 10 High Schools in Zimbabwe in 2014. It is a member of the Association of Trust Schools (ATS) and the Headmaster is a member of the Conference of Heads of Independent Schools in Zimbabwe (CHISZ).

In December 2015 Falcon became a co-educational school accepting girls in January 2016.


  • James Gavin