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The Junior Play this year was an enormous success! Congratulations to all those boys involved.


“I could talk at length about the benefit of boarding; the way it allows you to become fully immersed and engaged with school life, the way it encourages you to fill your hours with extra curricular and find your passion be it sports, arts or music.” (more…)

There’s never been a better time to board at a British boarding School!  Boarding helps to foster confidence, community spirit, independence and social skills.



The weather was perfect for Speech Day this year

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At the end of last term every boy in the school competed in our inaugural inter-house varsity sports afternoon



Despite a rather wet start to the weekend 78 boys joined in the Big Boarding Weekend at Woodcote.

Boys who do not normally board at all or do not board at the weekend were given a chance to experience a fun-packed weekend at Woodcote.


Last week our Head of Science arranged for the Discovery Centre Planetarium to be brought to Woodcote.     (more…)


The last three weeks have passed in a complete blur. I have spent most of my time with the 6th form during their Leavers’ programme which has included a Rock School, Ride the Hill, Wake-boarding, Self Defence, and a Leadership course; not to mention a memorable performance of Under Milk Wood, rehearsed and produced in just 10 days.

The Leavers’ trip to Liverpool was also pretty memorable. A long drive north culminating in a stay at the International Football Academy (which didn’t actually have a football pitch. Or any goals. And it wasn’t very international either.) The boys had a day in the Lake District, kayaking on Lake Windermere, while Monk and I enjoyed lunch with Julian and Jan Berkeley – it was lovely to see them again and catch up on all their news, whilst filling them in on all that has gone on at Woodcote.

The following day was our day in Liverpool which began with an excellent tour of Anfield, a visit to the Beatles Museum and then supper in the Albert Docks. Our final day was spent at Alton Towers. Monk and I looked at The Smiler and Oblivion but decided against them, plumping for something called RITA, which sounded much more gentle. Not so. 0 – 61 mph in just 2.5 seconds! Never again.

Term finished with usual prize givings and the Leavers’ produced a lip dub to “With a little help from my friends” by The Beatles – well, they were in Liverpool.

The builders moved in to the the school, literally as the boys were moving out. The gym has become the site office and I have attached a few photos so you can see what they have achieved in 5 days….there is no going back now!

Red Lane as we all remember it....

It's brutal...


Just the tiles and the radiator remain....


What's left of G classroom....

I wish you all a very peaceful and relaxing Summer!

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….is underway, with 5 boys currently taking advantage of the daily transport to and from West London. I was there to wave the boys off on their inaugural journey last night. They left Woodcote at 5:25pm and were back in London at 6:10pm, having had a picnic tea ‘en route’. The boys and their driver are keen to name the bus! All suggestions should be sent to me – – and there will be a prize for the winner! Good Luck….

The Bus departs for its maiden voyage to London

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Woodcote House School