Woodcote House


For boys living locally or in London, Woodcote House offers all the benefits of a classic private education combined with an enviable range of opportunities.

They can start aged 7 (Year 3) and leave us in Year 8, having taken their Common Entrance or Scholarship exams.

Day Boys have access to all the opportunities available to our Boarders during the week. One obvious benefit for parents is that their son’s homework, sport, music and hobbies are all factored into the school day and undertaken in a safe, supervised environment. This means that boys can enjoy time at home with the family without any homework to worry about.

Boys arrive at school by 8.20am to start the day with Assembly and Registration. After a full day of lessons and sport, boys are picked up between 5.20 – 6.00pm. If they are involved in early evening activities, they will have supper at school and go home later.

On Exeat weekends (every third weekend) all Boys finish school on Thursday at 4.30pm and return first thing on Monday morning.

In the summer term, Exeats run from 4.30pm on Friday to Tuesday morning to coincide with the summer Bank Holidays


Woodcote operates a ‘graduated approach’ to boarding and Day Boys can get a taste of boarding by staying at school on a Taster Boarding night.  These are offered each term and many boys then choose to start boarding one or two nights a week.. This option is very popular, particularly with the younger boys. Often, it’s boys themselves who ask to board, allowing them to take full advantage of the opportunities offered in the evenings.

Although not compulsory, the majority of Day Boys do choose full or weekly boarding in their final years as this is an excellent preparation for Senior School.



We operate two daily bus services from London. Our SW London Service picks up from Tibbet’s Corner, just off the A3, close to Wandsworth and Wimbledon at 7.00am.

Our West London Service picks up at the junction of Munster Road and Kingwood Road at 7.05am, and then at Barons Court Tube station at 7.15am.

Boys are returned between 5.45-6.15pm with all homework complete – Woodcote parents find this particularly helpful.