Woldingham – where girls thrive

Set in 700 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside, Woldingham is one of the UK’s leading day and boarding schools for girls aged 11-18. Our vision is to provide an outstanding education that empowers women to change the world.

A community of learning

Academic excellence in all subject areas goes hand in hand with learning beyond the classroom. Students achieve outstanding GCSE and A Level results to secure places at leading universities, creating exciting career options. Our exceptional co-curricular programme of sport, clubs, performing arts and outreach into our local community enables students to develop a wonderful range of skills, expertise and interests, alongside high-level academic achievement.

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A school designed for girls

As one of the UK’s oldest girls’ schools, Woldingham is proud to be a pioneer of women’s education. Our single-sex environment is supportive and stimulating. It enables students to be themselves and to grow into independent women who will make a positive contribution to the world. Whether day or boarding, each student is known and supported as an individual to develop the resilience and self-worth that will remain with her for life.

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Term dates

2022-2023

Plus

Autumn Term 2022

Date Event Time
Thursday 1 September Residential conference  
Friday 2 September Staff conference  
Monday 5 September Staff conference  
Tuesday 6 September Boarders return  
Wednesday 7 September Induction day for Year 7, new Year 8 and all Lower Sixth students Times vary
Wednesday 7 September Return and welcome for all students in Years 9, 10, 11 & Upper Sixth Times vary
Wednesday 7 September Return of existing Year 8 boarders   
Thursday 8 September Lessons begin and House Festival (existing Year 8 day students return)  
Friday 16 September (4.00pm) – Sunday 18 September Long weekend Starts 16:00
Friday 14 October Half term begins 16:00
Sunday 30 October Sixth Form boarders return From 16:00
Monday 31 October Lessons resume for Sixth Form only  
Monday 31 October Year 7-11 boarders return From 16:00
Tuesday 1 November Lessons resume for Years 7-11  
Friday 18 November (4.00pm) – Sunday 20 November Long weekend Starts 16:00
Wednesday 14 December Term ends 11:00

Spring Term 2023

Date Event Time
Wednesday 4 January Staff conference  
Wednesday 4 January Boarders return By 18:00
Thursday 5 January Lessons begin  
Friday 20 January (4.00pm) - Sunday 22 January Long weekend Starts 16:00
Friday 10 February Half term begins 16:00
Sunday 19 February Boarders return From 16:00
Monday 20 February Lessons resume  
Friday 10 March (4.00pm) - Sunday 12 March Long weekend Starts 16:00
Friday 24 March Term ends 11:00

Summer Term 2023

Date Event Time
Monday 17 April Staff conference  
Monday 17 April Boarders return By 18:00
Tuesday 18 April Lessons begin  
Friday 28 April  (4.00pm) – Monday 1 May (including Bank Holiday) Long weekend Starts 16:00
Saturday 27 May Speech Day for all year groups 10:00
Saturday 27 May Half term begins 13:00
Sunday 4 June Boarders return From 16:00
Monday 5 June Lessons resume  
Friday 16 June (4.00pm) – Sunday 18 June Long weekend Starts 16:00
Friday 7 July Term ends 11:00

2023-2024

Plus

Autumn Term 2023

Date Event Time
Friday 1 September Staff Conference  
Monday 4 September Staff Conference  
Tuesday 5 September Boarders return 15:00
Wednesday 6 September

Induction day for Year 7, new Year 8 and all Lower Sixth students

Return and welcome for all students in Year 9, Year 10, Year 11 and Upper Sixth

Return of existing Year 8 boarders (existing Year 8 day students return on Thursday 7 September)

Times vary
Thursday 7 September Lessons begin and House Festival  
Friday 15 September - Sunday 17 September Long weekend Starts 16:00
Friday 13 October Half term begins 16:00
Sunday 29 October Boarders return - Sixth Form only From 16:00
Monday 30 October  Lessons resume - Sixth Form only  
Monday 30 October Boarders return - Years 7-11 From 16:00
Tuesday 31 October Lessons resume - Years 7-11  
Friday 17 November - Sunday 19 November Long weekend Starts 16:00
Wednesday 13 December Term ends 11:00

Spring Term 2024

Date Event Time
Wednesday 3 January Staff conference  
Wednesday 3 January Boarders return By 18:00
Thursday 4 January Lessons begin  
Friday 19 January - Sunday 21 January Long weekend Starts 16:00
Friday 9 February Half term begins 16:00
Sunday 18 February Boarders return From 16:00
Monday 19 February Lessons resume  
Friday 8 March - Sunday 10 March Long weekend Starts 16:00
Friday 22 March Term ends 11:00

Summer Term 2024

Date Event Time
Monday 15 April Staff conference  
Monday 15 April Boarders return By 18:00
Tuesday 16 April Lessons begin  
Friday 3 May – Monday 6 May (including Bank Holiday) Long weekend Starts 16:00
Saturday 25 May  Speech Day for all year groups 10:00
Saturday 25 May Half term begins  13:00
Sunday 2 June Boarders return From 16:00
Monday 3 June Lessons resume  
Friday 21 June – Sunday 23 June Long weekend Starts 16:00
Friday 5 July Term ends 11:00