Woldingham is one of the UK's oldest girls' schools and a proud pioneer of women's education. Attain asked the school, what makes Woldingham School different – and why should parents consider it?
Woldingham is a leading day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18 set in 700 acres of the most beautiful Surrey countryside. Woldingham provides an inspiring place for students to become confident, compassionate and courageous young women. Students achieve outstanding GCSE and A Level results to secure places at leading UK and international universities, opening doors to exciting careers. Students learn to 'write your own story' through excellent teaching, boundless opportunities and first-rate pastoral care.
Despite Woldingham's peaceful location the school is remarkably easy to get to. London is just 30 minutes away by train.
Main House, the stunning 19th century mansion at the centre of the school, sits alongside purpose-built science labs, humanities and language hubs, studios for art, drama and music, and a professional-standard 630-seat auditorium.
Woldingham is perfect boarding. Boarders live with their own year group in comfortable, well-equipped boarding houses and there is a great sense of community. Flexiboarding (up to two nights a week) is a great introduction to boarding. Weekly boarding is increasingly popular.
Woldingham, one of the UK's oldest girls' schools, celebrated its 180th anniversary in 2022. It is a Sacred Heart Catholic school, warmly welcoming students of all faiths and none.
The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
The school was last inspected in January 2018. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
Julia Harrington is the Interim Head of Woldingham School and was previously the Headmistress of Queen Anne's School for 14 years.