Woldingham School ~ an extraordinary year

PUBLISHED: 13:50 12 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:51 20 February 2013

Woldingham School ~ an extraordinary year

Woldingham School ~ an extraordinary year

Woldingham School is a boarding and day school for girls aged eleven to eighteen, founded in 1842 as a Convent of the Sacred Heart Foundation


Woldingham School
Marden Park, Woldingham, Surrey CR3 7LR
Tel: 01883 349431
Web: www.woldinghamschool.co.uk

2012 has been an extraordinary year for Woldingham Schools Headmistress, Jayne Triffitt MA (Oxon) and her team.

At the start of the year, the Independent Schools Inspectorate placed the School in its top band excellent (equivalent to Ofsteds outstanding) in all areas of activity: pupils achievements and learning, curricular and extra-curricular provision, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils, pastoral care, boarding, governance and leadership and management.

ISI Inspectors found, The quality of teaching is excellent and the school benefits from excellent governance, leadership and management and from the total commitment of staff, both teaching and nonteaching, who give unstintingly of time, energy and expertise, to the happiness and success of the pupils.

Woldingham School believes that if a parent cannot define their child with ease, then a school should certainly not attempt to categorise its pupils. In that vein, Woldingham does not have a prescriptive approach to teaching. Its staff work with the individual girl and her family to ensure that the School is providing opportunities to suit her learning style and interests.

This approach has paid dividends. 2012s public examination results are a testament to the girls and teaching staff. 51% of GCSE grades were at A*, 79% A* or A, and a truly remarkable 92% of all grades were A* - B. 15 girls achieved 10 A* grades or better; 1 girl got 14 A* grades; 2 girls got 12 A* grades; 7 girls got 11 A* grades; 5 girls got 10 A* grades; 12 girls got straight A* grades and a staggering 34 girls achieved straight A*s and As.

At A level 83% of girls achieved A*, A and B grades. 29% of the exam cohort will be smiling all the way to their Universities with straight A*s and A grades!

It is therefore unsurprising that Woldingham School is academically selective. A respect for scholarship and intellectual values is a clear goal of Sacred Heart education, and thus at the core of Woldinghams vision for its pupils.

The School recognises that individuals have particular strengths in different areas. Its scholarship programme reflects the Schools areas of excellence and recognises achievements and potential in these areas at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form.

For September 2013 entry onwards, in addition to its existing offer of scholarships in music, drama, art and sport, as well as an academic scholarship, the school is offering all-rounder scholarships at all main entry points, a science scholarship for Sixth Form, and a local girl scholarship to a pupil at a local, maintained primary school for entry at 11+. These awards can represent up to 25%, and in some cases, 50% of the day tuition fees.

Woldingham School is a boarding and day school for girls aged eleven to eighteen, founded in 1842 as a Convent of the Sacred Heart Foundation. Nestled in 700 acres of Surrey countryside, 35 minutes from Central London, Woldingham School has its own railway station on site offering access to the East Grinstead and Uckfield to London Victoria and London Bridge line.

The School also provides daily transport to and from Bessels Green, Bletchingly, Brasted, Chipstead, Hayes, Kenley, Keston, Kingswood, Nutfield, Oxted, Purley, Redhill, Selsdon, Sevenoaks, Sundridge, and Westerham.

  • The next Open Day is on 29 September 2012, 10am to 1pm (no appointment necessary); Saturday Open Mornings are on March 16, May 18 and June 15, 2013 (by appointment only). To reserve your place, contact the Registrar, Linda Underwood on 01883 654206 or email registrar@woldinghamschool.co.uk.

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