I am delighted to welcome you to Woldingham – a school where we offer the best of every world: a school of high academic standing with a rich curriculum that allows our girls to combine academic endeavour with their wider interests, a flexible model encompassing both our boarders and day girls, close to London yet in outstandingly beautiful rural surroundings, and a community that encourages us to forge friendships which will last a lifetime.
The sense of community is deeply ingrained at Woldingham. We nurture girls here who understand about courage, confidence and integrity. As a girls’ school, this is anything but a collection of fragile wallflowers who will be overwhelmed by life when they leave the Valley. The girls here make their mistakes in safe surroundings where they learn to dust themselves down and try again; where the school is designed for them and full of them. Newcomers are made to feel very welcome; older girls look out for younger girls; younger girls are allowed to be just that: young.
In a nutshell? Education at Woldingham helps our girls to achieve the academic standing, the social ease and the quietly assured confidence to be themselves. Time after time we are told by others that what marks them out is their curiosity, their engagement and their poise. These are girls who will relish the challenges of the world.
Woldingham has been educating girls for generations and it is an enormous privilege to lead such a successful school. I am so excited about our future together – what a special place and what opportunities we have here at Woldingham. You will see and feel our unique atmosphere when you come to visit, and we look forward to welcoming you when you do.
Mrs alex hutchinson MA (Oxon)