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Main House of Woldingham Girls School in Surrey, UK

Woldingham School

Year established 1842

Woldingham School

Year established 1842


Location: Country

Nearest Airport: London Gatwick

Nearest Station: Woldingham

Boarding School Type: Girls Only

Number of Students

Age range: 11 - 18

Number of students: 630

Number of boarders: 320



Woldingham is a leading boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18 set in 700 acres of the most beautiful Surrey countryside. Woldingham provides an inspiring place for students to become confident, compassionate and courageous young women. It’s a place where students learn to ‘write your own story’ through excellent teaching, boundless opportunities and first-rate pastoral care.

Despite Woldingham’s rural and peaceful location the school is remarkably easy to get to. London is just 30 minutes away by train and Woldingham is only 30 minutes from Gatwick and 45 minutes from Heathrow airports.

Main House, the stunning 19th century mansion at the centre of the school, sits alongside purpose-built science labs, humanities and language hubs, and studios for art, drama and music. With a professional standard auditorium seating more than 600, it’s no surprise that award-winning actors Emma Corrin and Carey Mulligan both attended Woldingham.

Woldingham is a Sacred Heart Catholic school, warmly welcoming students of all faiths and none.



Students achieve outstanding GCSE and A Level results to secure places at leading UK and international universities, opening doors to exciting careers. Students choose from a wide range of academic enrichment opportunities from societies for debating, law and philosophy through to extra qualifications in areas such as maths and sports leadership.


Well Being

Celebrating its 180th anniversary in December 2022, Woldingham is one of the UK’s oldest girls’ schools and is proud to be a pioneer of women’s education. Its supportive and stimulating single-sex environment enables students to become authors of their own life story, growing into independent women who make a positive contribution to the world.



The beauty and peace of Woldingham makes it the perfect place to board. Boarders live with their own year group in comfortable and well-equipped boarding houses, and there is a great sense of community. Enthusiastic and experienced housemistresses really understand how to help new girls settle in quickly and make the most of school life.



Woldingham has an exceptional co-curricular programme of sport, clubs, performing arts and outreach into the local community enabling students to develop an excellent range of skills, expertise and interests. In spring 2022, Woldingham opened an Outdoor Education & Adventure Centre – a perfect addition to the school’s wonderful 700 acres.

Main House of Woldingham Girls School in Surrey, UK

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