Boarding school near London – excellence for girls aged 11 – 18
Normal journey times (via M25) from Gatwick and Heathrow airports are 20 and 45 minutes respectively. Transport for students using these airports can be arranged by the School.
This all-girls boarding school in England encourages all its pupils to develop a curious nature and seek out life’s opportunities. While the school prizes intellectual achievement, it provides a nurturing environment that brings out the best in each student.
Woldingham enjoys a sterling academic record: In 2013 89.2% 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 was also awarded the highest mark of „excellent” in every category by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, a quality assurance body for independent schools in the UK.
Woldingham girls are certain to enjoy a bright future: 99% of students move into Higher Education after school, while 6% attain places at Oxford or Cambridge thanks to support from a dedicated Oxbridge Preparation Programme.
Sport and the creative arts play an important role at this independent girls’ school. Superb facilities and the chance to be involved in an enormous number of activities ensure pupils develop the tools for a happy, healthy life.
An extensive menu of extra-curricular activities complements the main curriculum to give Woldingham girls as many experiences as possible during their time at the school.
Boarding pupils are housed in modern accommodation with other girls of their age group. Boarders are cared for by a team of dedicated pastoral staff under the leadership of a Housemistress.
As girls progress through the school, they are given increasing independence and responsibilities to prepare them for life at university.
£5,925 - £6,455 per term
£9,470 - £10,315 per term
Academic / Art / Music / Performing Arts / Sports / All-Rounders / science
A-Level pass rate
A*-A 55%; A*-B 84% / 100% pass
GCSE pass rate
A*-A 68.8%; A*-B 89.8%; A*-C 97.4%
Russell group entrance
Teacher - student ratio
Average class size
A-Level / GCSE / ESL / EAL
Craft & Knitting / Martial Arts / Gymnastics / Croquet / Archery / Polo / Fencing / Rounders / Golf / Choirs / Cross-country / Athletics / Badminton / Cookery / Lacrosse / Netball / Dance / Film Club / Duke of Edinburgh's Award / Debating society / Chess / Table tennis / Basketball / Horse-riding / Tennis / Swimming / Music / Art / Theatre / Football / Hockey
Language courses offered
ESL / EAL / Latin / German / Spanish / French
Age of entry
11+ / 16+ / 14+ / 13+
Age of entry to boarding houses
11+ / 16+ / 13+
Yes - Oxbridge / Yes - US universities / UCAS Preparation / Careers guidance