Woldingham School is not a language school, so a student’s English needs to be good enough to cope with school life right from the start and for her to be able to learn alongside other girls whilst improving her English language skills.

Students for whom English is not their first language are screened to establish their requirements for support, available either in small groups or on a 1:1 basis.  Lessons are given by specialist teachers and 1:1 lessons are paid for as an extra.

Our current EAL Criteria are:

Years 7 and 8

  • IELTS Level 5-6 or PET pass / merit


Year 9

  • IELTS Level 6 or FCE


Year 10

  • IELTS Level 6-7 or FCE Grade B and above


Sixth Form

  • IELTS Level 6.5-7 or CAE Grade B and above