“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

October came and went in a flash and already we are hurtling towards the unmentionable festive season and a very busy time for all at Woodcote! Just before October half term, there were a couple of notable events for the boarders. First, the annual “Woodcote’s Got Talent” on Friday 16th Octobe... Read More...  


Open morning this Saturday

We are looking forward to welcoming all the families who have registered so far to our Open Morning on Saturday 28th November. Please park on the drive where you will be met by senior boys who will help you from there. Coffee...

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life

Despite the blustery weather conditions the whole school turned out in support of each other and determined to complete the course to raise money for Cancer Research UK. It was wonderful to see every member of Woodcote, you...

Bonfire night, a huge success!

Our annual bonfire night was a huge success with great food and an awesome display of fireworks!                          ...
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Event Calendar

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    Short Exeat


    Boarders Return


    Day Boys Return


    Juniors' Christingle Service


    Rugby v Papplewick