“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

Apologies for the late arrival of the first HM’s ‘blog of the new academic year. It has been an extraordinarily busy start to the term. Only the arrival of the Exeat weekend has allowed me to stop and take stock of all that has happened over the last three weeks. We started the year with... Read More...  

The Boarders' Blog

Reprising their role as Heads of Boarding are Mr. & Mrs. Knight and seeing as the HM has to write his own blog, it is I, Mrs. K. who is now reporting on this, our boarders’ blog! It is exactly 3 weeks since term started and the summer holidays seem a long and distant memory! We have welcom... Read More...  


The New Theatre is taking shape!


The New Games Kit

The new games kit was put to good use on the first day of term in glorious sunshine!   ...

The Gym has Gone!

The Gym has been demolished in readiness for the construction of the new theatre . ...
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Event Calendar

  • october


    Football v St George's, Windsor


    Football v Greenfields


    Open Weekend


    Football v Elstree


    Half Term Concert



    Boarders Return


    Day Boys Return


    Football v Papplewick


    Archery v Sunningdale (A)


    Closed Weekend (No Chapel)