As we’re not able to welcome visitors at the moment, we’ve made a short film to introduce Woldingham School for families unable to join us this time. It’s not the same as being here in person but we hope it gives you a flavour of what makes Woldingham so special.
We welcome applications from overseas students. Our global community is very important to us and students from more than 30 different nationalities attend Woldingham.
Woldingham is popular with international families as the school is within easy reach of London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
The school values the diversity that students from other countries bring to our inclusive community. International families are encouraged to visit the school in person and should contact the admissions team to arrange a visit.
For the benefit of all students, the school has a policy of maintaining a good balance of British and international students in each class and boarding house.
Woldingham School accepts a small number of one-year short stay (September through to July) students into Years 7, 8 and 9 only.
International applicants are required to sit the same entrance assessments as UK applicants.
Woldingham accepts the UKiset (UK Independent schools entry test) to support the admission process for international students. Applicants should sit this test at one of their local accredited centres. If this is not possible, we will send the student the Oxford online English placement test.
Parents who live abroad must appoint an official guardian for their daughter. Guardians act in loco parentis, taking full responsibility for the student when either parents are unavailable, or the student is unable to remain in school. The guardian must be resident in the UK, must speak English, be at least 25 years of age, and live within one hour travelling time of the school. If the guardian is not a relative or close family friend, they must be AEGIS accredited. Woldingham greatly values the role of the guardian and all are welcome to school functions.
The school cannot be involved in the selection or appointment of guardians, but we are happy to put parents in touch with organisations which provide guardianship services.