“The country prep school close to London”

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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

Well, we made it. Just. Yesterday 8 members of staff were among 28,000 cyclists who completed the 54 mile London to Brighton bike ride. The preparation amongst the ‘Woodcote Wheelers’ had been sketchy at best R Read More...  

The Boarders' Blog

The last few days have seen a hive of activity on the boarding front at Woodcote House. With the Year 7s away on their annual pilgrimage to the Western Front, the doors were opened to a number of day boys and part-time boarde Read More...  


The Lent Term has been a bit wet underfoot to say the least and the rugby programme has certainly been affected. However, our 1st XV followed up an undefeated 2013 with eleven wins from twelve starts in 2014. A fantastic effo Read More...  

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