Woldingham School

About Woldingham School

Woldingham School

Founded in 1842, Woldingham is a leading girls’ school, set in 700 acres of beautiful English countryside but within easy access of Gatwick and Heathrow airports and London Victoria.

Examination results are consistently outstanding and ‘Value Added’ scores, which measure academic achievement relative to initial ability, place Woldingham in the top 7% of all schools in the UK over the last five years. Not surprisingly, the school is marching up the league tables and has secured 18 Oxbridge offers in the last two years.

Woldingham is a purposeful and happy community with a fully integrated mix of boarders, day girls and nationalities. The girls make friends for life and as a result, the alumnae network is extremely active, both socially and professionally. With over 80 co-curricular activities on offer in any week, there is always plenty going on.

Woldingham’s exceptional pastoral care is widely recognised. The aim is to realise the potential for every individual girl and the entire staff is dedicated to providing care and support to all students.


Type of School Boarding and Day School for Girls
School Address Woldingham School, Marden Park, Woldingham, Caterham, Surrey CR3 7YA
Number of Pupils 621
Number of Boarders 362
International Boarders 193
Age Range 11-18
Religious Tradition Catholic
Distance from Airports

Gatwick – 20 minutes; Heathrow 45 minutes

Distance from London

25 minutes

School Links

No direct feeder school, but part of the Sacred Heart international network

Educational Programmes

GCSE: 19 subjects; A Level: 21 subjects; EPQ

Co-Curricular Programmes

At Woldingham we offer over 80 clubs and activities a week covering a broad range of interests, run both by enthusiastic school staff and external specialists. These include: Choirs; Jazz Band; Symphony Orchestra; Speech and Drama; Costume Making; Life Drawing; Craft and Jewellery Clubs; Hockey; Netball; Tennis; Swimming; Athletics; Cross Country; Rounders; Fencing; Archery; Lacrosse; Polo and Horse Riding; Ballet; Zumba; Yoga; Taekwondo; Volleyball; Gymnastics; Golf; Skiing; Mountain Biking; Cookery; Photography; Creative Textiles; Chinese Club; Classics Club; Law Society; History Film Club; Debating; Creative Writing.

Academies Offered

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; Gifted and Talented Programme