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Woldingham School is an independent Catholic boarding and day school in England for girls aged 11 -18. The school was founded in 1842 as a Convent of the Sacred Heart and welcomes girls from all faiths.
Located in 700 acres of Surrey countryside, Woldingham is just 35 minutes from London (Victoria and London Bridge Stations.

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.

Woldingham School, near London

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  • Day Tuition

    £5,925 - £6,455 per term

  • Boarding Tuition

    £9,470 - £10,315 per term

  • Scholarships

    Academic / Art / Music / Performing Arts / Sports / All-Rounders / science


  • A-Level pass rate

    100% pass / A*-A 55%; A*-B 84%

  • GCSE pass rate

    A*-A 68.8%; A*-B 89.8%; A*-C 97.4%

  • Oxbridge entrance


  • Russell group entrance


Teaching Environment

  • Total enrollment


  • Setting


  • Teacher - student ratio


  • Average class size


Programmes of Study

  • Academic programmes

    A-Level / GCSE / ESL / EAL

  • Extracurricular programmes

    Hockey / Football / Theatre / Art / Music / Swimming / Tennis / Horse-riding / Basketball / Table tennis / Chess / Debating society / Duke of Edinburgh's Award / Film Club / Dance / Netball / Lacrosse / Cookery / Badminton / Athletics / Cross-country / Choirs / Golf / Rounders / Fencing / Polo / Archery / Croquet / Gymnastics / Martial Arts / Craft & Knitting


  • Main language


  • Language courses offered

    Spanish / German / Latin / ESL / EAL / French


  • Girls


  • Age of entry to school

    13+ / 14+ / 16+ / 11+

  • Age of entry to boarding houses

    16+ / 11+ / 13+

University Preparation

  • Preparation course

    Yes - Oxbridge / Yes - US universities / UCAS Preparation / Careers guidance

  • University counselling



  • Full boarding


  • Day pupils


  • Weekly boarding


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