“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

I am delighted to announce the arrival of the two new boys who joined the school at half term. They did have a rather difficult first night getting used to their new surroundings and I am ashamed to report that they both tried to run away at bedtime. It was only when I and the Junior Mistress went t... Read More...  

The Boarders' Blog

It is already four weeks into the very short Lent Term; we all got through dry January, some of us better than others and, apart from the odd temperature and sniffle, we are currently bug free. We welcome two new Matrons to the team, since the departure of Miss Chelsea and Miss Holly at Christmas. M... Read More...  


Leaving Party For the Knight Family

All Woodcote families are invited to  join us on Friday 8th July from 6-9pm to wish the Knight Family a fond farewell.  There will be food and drink (and maybe a tear or two) as we say goodbye to Henry, Susie & the chi...

III Form visit to Windsor Castle

yesterday the Third Form enjoyed a fabulous Educational Trip to Windsor Castle. Highlights included The Order of the Garter, gruesome burial stories, and Ice Cream !!                 ...

Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Last Thursday Woodcote had their very own Royal Birthday celebrations. The weather was kind and the grounds looked stunning in the spring sunshine. Chef did a fabulous picnic style lunch. Fun and games including an inter hou...
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Event Calendar

  • may


    Form III BBQ


    Second Exeat


    Form V Parents' Meeting


    Boarders Return


    Day Boys return



    Old Boys London Pub Night


    Form IV BBQ


    Lecture - Rowing the Atlantic


    Tennis v Sunningdale