WOODCOTE AS A DAY BOY
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.
Boys arrive at school by 8.20am to start the day with Assembly and Registration. This is followed by Prep, which is completed in the morning, leaving evenings at home free of schoolwork. After a full day of lessons and sport, boys are picked up by 6.10pm. If they are involved in early evening activities, they will have supper at school and go home later.
On Exeat weekends (every third weekend) Day Boys finish school on Thursday at 6.00pm and return first thing on Monday morning.
In the summer term, exeats run from midday on Friday to Tuesday morning to coincide with the summer Bank Holidays
GRADUATING TO BOARDING
Woodcote operates a ‘graduated approach’ to boarding which means a Day Boy can get a taste of boarding by staying at school two or three nights a week. This option is very popular. 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.
BUS SERVICES FROM LONDON
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 7.15am.
Our West London Service picks up at the junction of Fulham Palace Road and Gowan Avenue at 7.15am, and at Barons Court Tube station at 7.30am
Boys are returned at 6.45pm with all homework complete – Woodcote parents find this particularly helpful.