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Woldingham School, Surrey

School Details
Marden Park,
United Kingdom,

Tel: +44 1883 349431
Fax: +44 1883 348653

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Mrs Alex Hutchinson MA (Oxon)

Admissions Registrar:
Linda Underwood

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome, Roman Catholic
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
11 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Report from previous school, Scholarship exam, Registration, References, Interview, Entry test or exam, Assessment

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Senior school entry, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, All-rounder, Academic, Sport, Means tested bursaries, Drama, Siblings, 6th Form, Art, Science, Music

What we offer

  • Photography
  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Business studies
  • Theology
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Ancient Greek
  • Italian
  • Greek
  • German
  • French
  • Table tennis
  • Athletics
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Archery
  • Tennis
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Martial arts
  • Badminton
  • Touch rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Netball
  • Polo
  • Rounders
  • Squash
  • Lacrosse
  • Language club
  • Dance
  • Cycling
  • Drama productions
  • Horse riding and management
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
Head PhotoFounded in 1842 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, Woldingham is a leading independent boarding and day school and one of the oldest girls' schools in the UK. Woldingham is a purposeful, busy and happy community with a fully integrated mix of boarders, day girls and nationalities. Students come from all over the world and we maintain a good balance between British and international students. Woldingham is a Catholic school which welcomes families from all faiths. 'The strong spiritual foundation and its flow into the pastoral life of the school is of benefit to everyone, whatever their beliefs.' Y11 parent.

Woldingham School is set in a beautiful 700 acre estate with its own train station in the grounds providing a 35 minute connection to London Victoria. Gatwick and Heathrow Airports are 20 and 45 minutes away respectively.

At Woldingham learning and endeavour are highly valued by all; 'Value Added' scores, which measure academic achievement relative to initial ability, place Woldingham in the top 7% of all schools in the UK over the last five years. Not surprisingly, the school is marching up the league tables and has secured 16 Oxbridge places in the last two years.

In 2012, the Independent School's Inspectorate placed Woldingham in its top band, 'excellent', in all areas of activity.

Girls know that they can approach any member of staff with a concern and there are deliberately many levels of support available. The unique Thrive programme is embedded throughout the curriculum and Mindfulness sessions are available to all on a weekly basis.

Music and drama at Woldingham are well resourced, dynamic and busy, providing many and varied opportunities for pupils to perform. The choirs lead the singing at Westminster Cathedral for masses and the school Carol Service. The sports coaches are experts in their field and include a hockey Olympian. With over 80 co-curricular activities on offer in any week there is plenty to do and girls are encouraged to 'have a go' across a range of sporting, social, cultural and intellectual clubs.

Students spend their first two years in a welcoming junior house, moving into single-study bedrooms from Year 10 and en-suite accommodation in the Sixth Form. It is the strong community that boarders value, 'I couldn't have achieved my results without the community here.' Sixth Form boarder.
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