“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

Here we are, half way through the term and yet not on half term for another two weeks. Why? Surely it would be far easier to have half term at the same time as everyone else – it would certainly be easier for some Woodcote families with children at different schools. My girls are off this week and... Read More...  

The Boarders' Blog

Typical British weather meant a few pleasant surprises initially, alongside rather more disappointments: the first week of term was encouraging, the school grounds were looking cricket-ready and the pool was heating up nicely. However consistency has never been a meteorological strongpoint in the UK... Read More...  


Post exam treats!

Some lucky Spanish boys were treated to an outing to the All England Tennis club following their Cambridge PET (Preliminary English Test) which made all the hard work in the exams worthwhile!!                 ...

The Knights’ Leaving Bash

Thank you to all those who have already replied to the Knights’ Leaving bash on Friday 8th July. If you have not yet replied, please do so ASAP as it would be lovely to see as many of you as possible for drinks from 6-8...

All work and no play makes Pedro and his mates dull boys!

After suffering their Cambridge FCEfS (First Certificate of English for Schools) exam, the seven lucky boys were treated to a museum visit and tour at The All England Lawn Tennis Club a.k.a Wimbledon.           ...
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Event Calendar

  • june

    7jun - 7jul

    Summer Fun

    28jun - 30

    School Exams Start


    Leavers' Dining In


    7jun - 7jul

    Summer Fun


    Leavers XI v Fathers Cricket

    2jul - 3

    Open Weekend


    Leavers' Trip Departs


    Turf Club Outing