“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

Immediately after half-term we welcomed 17 new boarders to the dormitories for the Boarder Taster nights. Having allocated them to their dorms they settled in quickly to the well-oiled routine of upstairs. This was based on feedback from the matrons, due to me being in ‘sunny’ Wales for ... Read More...  


Open Weekend – Saturday 22nd November

Our website and prospectus can give you a great feel for Woodcote, but the best way to really judge if we are  the right school for your son is to come and see us in action! Our first Open Day of the academic year is o...

Remembrance Weekend

The second weekend in November is a really important one at Woodcote. Our strong links with the military always ensures a huge congregation for our Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.00am in the Chapel, followed by coffee...

U11 Football Tour Geneva

The U11 football tour to Geneva was a huge success. The boys stayed with families from The Geneva English School who proved to be sensational hosts. Friendships were made and we look forward to welcoming GES back to Woodcote ...
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