Edmund Beale Sargant was a colonial administrator in the British Empire, especially known for his policy of introducing English into the South African education system in the early years of the twentieth century, as director of education for the Transvaal and Orange River Colony under Alfred Milner, and after the Second Anglo-Boer War. (1905) was important for the future of education in the Transvaal. Sargant founded and funded a short-lived school in Hackney, London, called Schoolfield. His aim was to demonstrate that children could be given a better education if their teachers were not bound by a narrow curriculum and were not required to focus on success in achievement tests in order to fund the school. He was also a poet , especially in the first of the anthologies of Georgian poetry.