“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

Sports 2015
Royal Ascot Week: The home stretch….?   So we return for the final push towards the Summer holidays – now only three weeks away. This academic year has passed in a blur but I am so pleased to be able to report that the boys at the top of the school have remained focused throughout and, as a... Read More...  

The Boarders' Blog

Miss D and the bunks
Final Blog! As the term draws to a close and with the leavers on their trip to Cornwall, it allows me a little time to write the final boarders’ blog of the year. The last few weeks have of course been as busy as ever! All the CE candidates passed their exams with flying colours, vindicating the l... Read More...  


The Gym has Gone!

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

Waterloo 200

As a Hungry for History Lead Ambassador School, Woodcote boys were honoured to be part of the Waterloo200 celebrations on Sunday 21st June. marching down The Mall dressed in period costume and waving to the huge crowds gather...

Summer Term

The Summer Term sees boys from Woodcote involved in all sorts of events and activities in what looks like being another busy, term full of stimulating and exciting activities. As a Lead Ambassador School for the Hungry for Hi...
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Event Calendar

  • september


    Boarders Return


    Start of Michaelmas Term


    Day Boys Return


    First Exeat


    Day Boys Return



    Half Term