“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

Winter Sunrise over Dominies
Happy Christmas! The close of the Michaelmas term each year is signalled by the arrival of Advent. I cannot believe that we are ‘coming towards’ the end of term already, let alone Christmas, but what a term it has been.   Since my last post (Remembrance Sunday), much has happened. Pe... Read More...  

The Boarders' Blog

The start of 2015 has seen some changes for the boarders. Areas that have received a refurbishment include the senior common room and the introduction of a Wii console for some occasional evening activities. The programme of improvements is ongoing and the re-formed boarding committee shall be meeti... Read More...  


Battlefields Tour 2015

There are places still available for parents, Godparents and grandparents on the Form 5 Battlefield Tour on the 17th-19th May. Please contact AGM for details. ...

Junior Play 2015

Rehearsals will start soon for the junior play, a home spun variation on Camberwick Green directed by the Headmaster and performed on the 20th & 21st March.  ...

Woodcote and Switzerland

The Geneva English School rugby players arrive in February as part of their UK tour. Our footballers had a fantastic couple of days in Switzerland back in September and they are looking forward to catching up with old friend...
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Event Calendar

  • january


    Rugby v Dorset House


    Sunningdale Cross Country Meeting


    A Woodcote Saturday for Old Boys


    Rugby v Horris Hill



    Rugby V Geneva English School


    Rugby v Sunningdale


    Rugby v Pilgrims


    Ski Sale


    Rugby v St Andrew's Pangbourne