“The country prep school close to London”

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Henry Knight 'Headmaster'

Welcome to Woodcote House School for boys

Woodcote House in Surrey is the ultimate family-run boarding and day school. Owned by the Paterson family since 1931, we provide a 'home from home' for 100 boys between the ages of 7 and 13. Our role is to nurture and to educate, and we believe we can do this best by providing the secure and happy environment boys need in order to thrive, learn and truly enjoy their precious childhood years.

Many aspects of life at Woodcote are unique to our school. Courtesy towards others, high standards of personal conduct and a balanced education really matter at Woodcote. Naturally it gives us great pleasure when 'Old Boys' and their families endorse our somewhat 'old fashioned' values and decide to send a new generation to join us.

This website and our prospectus offer a taster of daily life at Woodcote. We do encourage visits from prospective parents at any time during the school year and we warmly invite you to contact us so that you can experience Woodcote 'at work'.

Headmaster's Blog

Pig 1
The pigs are here!!   When I was at school, many years ago, we were asked to complete a test on computer to determine what career path we would follow. The test consisted of about 150 multiple-choice questions. I think question 76 asked if you wanted to work inside or out. I put ‘out’ and the o... Read More...  

The Boarders' Blog

The boys getting in to the spirit of the occasion!
After a busy first three weeks of term and a well-deserved rest, it was back to the grindstone, but also plenty of fun in the evenings. Last Wednesday a team comprising mostly boarders from the Archery Club went over to St George’s Weybridge for a competition. Between the 8 boys they scored over 1... Read More...  


The Ryder Cup is coming to Woodcote!

We are all looking forward to welcoming winning Ryder Cup Captain and BBC Sports Personality Coach of the Year, Paul McGinley back to Woodcote on Wednesday, 18th March. Paul will be describing how he plotted and planned the...

Battlefields Tour 2015

There are places still available for parents, Godparents and grandparents on the Form 5 Battlefield Tour on the 17th-19th May. Please contact AGM for details. ...

Junior Play 2015

Rehearsals will start soon for the junior play, a home spun variation on Camberwick Green directed by the Headmaster and performed on the 20th & 21st March.  ...
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Event Calendar

  • april


    Boarders Return


    Day Boys Return



    First Exeat


    Boarders Return


    Day Boys Return


    Second Exeat


    Day Boys Return