“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

Sadly the weather has been anything but dry recently – let us hope for more normal weather patterns in February. That said, the rain has not affected what has been an excellent start to the year: We began the term with a good number of senior boys (and some less senior ones too) sitting the fi... Read More...  

The Boarders' Blog

It is already four weeks into the very short Lent Term; we all got through dry January, some of us better than others and, apart from the odd temperature and sniffle, we are currently bug free. We welcome two new Matrons to the team, since the departure of Miss Chelsea and Miss Holly at Christmas. M... Read More...  


Last chance to sign up for the quiz night!

Time is running out to sign up for the Big Quiz night in the new theatre. The deadline to sign your team up is Monday the 22nd of February. We hope to see as many of you there as possible, so please make sure you confirm with...

The New Theatre is Finished – Nearly!

Exciting news! The new hall and theatre is open! All the structural work has now been completed. The builders departed having done a fantastic job to deliver the project ahead of schedule and on budget! Please do come and hav...

End of term fun!

As the Michaelmas term drew to a close we were treated to two stunning carol services in the Chapel and everyone involved was absolutely brilliant! The day boys had their break up lunch on Wednesday and the Boarders had their...
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Event Calendar

  • february


    Half Term Begins


    III Form Parents Meeting


    Boarders Return


    Day Boys Return


    Townsend Warner History Prize



    U12 Indoor Cricket




    Rugby vs Ashdown House


    Open Weekend


    Rugby v Sunningdale