Woldingham has four mixed-age Houses, which foster a spirit of community amongst girls and members of staff, and promote a variety of activities aimed to bring girls of different years together. Girls belong to one of four houses named after Patrons with close association to the Sacred Heart order.

  • Barat takes its name from Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, who founded the order of the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1800
  • Mother Mabel Digby is the patron of Digby House; she was Mother Superior at Roehampton and later Mother General of the Society of the Sacred Heart
  • Duchesne House honours Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, who achieved her lifetime dream of doing God’s work living among the Native Americans
  • Stuart House is named after Mother Janet Stuart, who was Mother Superior at Roehampton and Mother General of the Society of the Sacred Heart


Tutor groups are arranged by House and girls remain in their allocated House throughout their time at Woldingham. The Houses organise a wide variety of activities including charity fund-raising events, inter-House competitions and a highlight of the year, the House Festival in September. House assemblies are held fortnightly and each House celebrates their own feast during which girls and staff celebrate together and focus their fund-raising efforts.