Woldingham School is a school with history, founded in 1842 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, with a legacy of Sacred Heart principles and values. These values focus on educating girls to respect themselves and others, on a sense of community and social awareness and on the importance of the Christian faith to personal growth. Woldingham School holds in trust the Society’s mission of education, and is committed to living these values.
We accept applications from girls of all faiths. We believe in educating girls considering good, Christian values whilst equipping them to face an ever-challenging world, prepared, enthusiastic and willing.
We recruit for diversity, and thrive on the fusion of cultures and backgrounds that enable the School to flourish. The School is the thread that connects these vibrant, committed and thoughtful girls. We offer an environment to enable any girl, who is willing to become an active part of the Woldingham community, to shine. In 2012 the Independent Schools Inspectorate awarded the School ‘excellent’, the top mark, in every category.
The School is set in an impressive 700-acre estate within the Surrey Downs, close to the M25 and with its own train station providing a35-minute connection to central London. Gatwick and Heathrow Airports are 20 and 45 minutes away respectively and junction 6 on the M25 is only seven minutes’ drive from the School.
We are proud of our academic achievements. A-level and GCSE results are well above average. In 2013 89.8% of GCSE grades were A*, A and B grades and at A level, 55% of grades were A* and A with 84% of girls achieving A*, A and B grades. The School counters the trend in uptake of science, economics and mathematics, and girls also achieve outstanding results in humanities and languages. Most importantly, we have created an educational structure to support the ‘Gifted and Talented’ by offering adequate support to both the ‘academic’ and the ‘talented but not necessarily academic’ child.