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Woldingham celebrates 180 years

Pupils at Woldingham celebrated the school's 180th Anniversary recently, taking part in a range of '180 themed' activities. The events were part of a fundraising campaign for bursaries to enable future generations to enjoy a place at the school.

Woldingham celebrates 180 years
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Woldingham School celebrated its 180th anniversary recently with pupils and staff taking part in a range of '180 themed' activities.

These were part of a '180 Giving Day' to fundraise for bursaries to enable future generations of pupils to enjoy a place at Woldingham.

Head Dr James Whitehead said: "It seems appropriate, as we celebrate our first 180 years, that we continue to seek to raise money to expand our bursary provision and offer transformational bursaries, which have already changed the lives of so many girls and young women and their families."

He continued: "As we reflect and thank the Sacred Heart Sisters who had the foresight and bravery 180 years ago to establish Woldingham, we are also looking forward as we plan the next stages in the school's exciting future.

"Earlier this year, with the support of a generous benefactor, we opened a new Outdoor Education and Adventure Centre to make the most of our amazing outside space.

"In the coming years, we are planning to start construction of our new Sixth Form Centre and Library, which will be a sector-leading facility for modern teaching and learning, while we also plan to reinstate the school's historic kitchen garden and enhance our sport facilities with a new sports pavilion."

Woldingham was founded in 1842 with six sisters and two pupils.

At the start of the 2022-23 academic year, the school had its largest ever enrolment with over 620 students.

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