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STEM Society blown away by talk from Formula 1 aerodynamicist and engineer Erin Williams

3 July 2024

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Students embrace enriching opportunities on language exchanges to France and Germany

1 July 2024

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Successful qualifying expedition for Year 9 Bronze DofE participants

1 July 2024

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Day of cultural exchange and musical collaboration culminates in superb summer concert

1 July 2024

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Great spirit on court at annual Parent & Daughter Tennis Tournament

28 June 2024

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Ambition, creativity and dedication on display at GCSE and A Level Summer Art Exhibition

26 June 2024

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“Embrace the new with an open heart” counsels Speech Day guest of honour, Woldingham alumna Victoria Valentine

26 June 2024

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Progress update on Woldingham’s new Sixth Form Centre and Library

26 June 2024

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Upper Sixth leavers joined by parents and staff in a wonderful celebration of their time in the valley

24 June 2024

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Alumnae reminisce over picnics on Pergola Lawn at Old Girls’ Day

24 June 2024

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Excellent third place for U13 athletics team at District Championships

21 June 2024

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Lower Sixth draft personal statements and benefit from alumnae undergraduates’ experience at Higher Education Conference

21 June 2024

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Lower Sixth artists acquire casting skills at expert-led workshop

20 June 2024

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Careers Fair gives our youngest students food for thought about the future

20 June 2024

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Passion for performing shines through in Year 7 to 9 production of “Remember My Name”

18 June 2024

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First-class time for Woldingham cricket

13 June 2024

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Year 7s tackle big questions with confidence through their ‘Curiosity Projects’

13 June 2024

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Woldingham athletes give excellent performances on the track and in the field

12 June 2024

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Student success in National Scientific Thinking Challenge

12 June 2024

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Year 7’s visit to Fishbourne Palace ‘opened doors in our minds’

11 June 2024

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Woldingham's charity golf day a swinging success at Tandridge Golf Club

10 June 2024

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Students learn about themselves, as well as navigation skills, on Silver DofE practice expedition

10 June 2024

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Print workshop inspires Year 9 artists

7 June 2024

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Lucy demonstrates strength and stamina at national sailing championships

7 June 2024

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Lara races with Olympic swimmers

7 June 2024

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Year 10 packs psychometric testing, entrepreneurship, everyday finance, and overseas university applications into one busy day

6 June 2024

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Students showcase prowess in science, technology, engineering, and maths at STEM Solutions Competition

24 May 2024

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Woldingham’s Beekeeping Society welcomes its most important new members

24 May 2024

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Multiple awards for singers and celebratory concert for Pro Corda chamber trio

23 May 2024

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Leila gets a step closer to playing tennis at Wimbledon and three students selected for Surrey Schools’ Athletics Championship

23 May 2024

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Students’ sporting achievement, dedication and passion celebrated at annual awards

23 May 2024

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Year 9s take big strides towards their Bronze DofE Award on successful practice expedition

23 May 2024

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Woldingham photographers celebrate the natural world through a scientific lens in annual competition

23 May 2024

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Year 10s enjoy an exciting glimpse into the future on tours of our new Sixth Form Centre

22 May 2024

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Year 8 students prepare for the workplace by exploring employability skills and gaining interview practice

22 May 2024

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Students relish critical enquiry with peers from other schools at philosothon

22 May 2024

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Students receive First Holy Communion on the Feast of Pentecost

22 May 2024

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Personality tests and the importance of our teeth among the fascinating topics students address in Thinking Big talks

21 May 2024

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Sunny studies in Swanage for Year 10 geographers

21 May 2024

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Gracie and pony Ralph scoop a super sixth place at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

17 May 2024

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Woldingham welcomes new Director of Music

14 May 2024

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Students enjoy competition in the pool and match-winning times on the football pitch

10 May 2024

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Students ‘Get Up & Dance’ with skill, style and passion

9 May 2024

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Tennis at Woldingham serves up skills, sociability and the possibility of playing at Wimbledon

9 May 2024

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Laura’s skill as a science communicator wins her a prize in ‘Science Snippets’ competition

9 May 2024

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Boarders spend magical bank holiday weekend at Disneyland Paris

9 May 2024

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Students’ responses to real world business briefs impress

8 May 2024

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Sixth Form STEM Society members inspire visiting pupils about science with exciting activities and experiments

8 May 2024

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Classics and music combine to make a memorable evening for students

8 May 2024

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Athena looks forward to an exciting summer as a St John Ambulance Cadet, as well as a future in medicine

7 May 2024

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Exhilarating scavenger hunt and emotional assembly for Year 11 as students embark on GCSE study leave

7 May 2024

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Year 10 students look to the future with the help of Woldingham alumnae

3 May 2024

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Students turn out in force for cricket and tennis team trials

25 April 2024

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Woldingham skiers make the most of the snow and slopes in Italy

25 April 2024

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Year 9 rugby player Noush scores tries at Twickenham Stadium in exhibition match ahead of England Women’s game

24 April 2024

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New Ribbons team begins year of service with excitement and confidence

24 April 2024

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Construction of new Library and Sixth Form Centre on track for autumn opening

24 April 2024

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Successful auditions win Maya and Sophia places on the Royal Academy of Music’s Junior Academy Musical Theatre Programme

23 April 2024

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Gold DofE practice expedition brings Sixth Form participants huge sense of achievement

23 April 2024

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Classics students learn about life in the Roman army at fascinating British Museum exhibition

23 April 2024

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Year 9 students enjoy exploring topology at expert-led Ri Mathematics Masterclass

23 April 2024

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Sacred Heart Exchange Programme sees Dami head to Seattle and Woldingham welcome two students from the USA

23 April 2024

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Wins for Woldingham 1st teams in their final matches

22 March 2024

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STEM Live speaker explores the fascinating sphere of intensive care

22 March 2024

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UN Chief of Communications, alumna Amalia Navarro, urges students to commit to making a difference

21 March 2024

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Music inspired by land, sea and rivers performed beautifully at 2024 Spring Concert

20 March 2024

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Excellent knowledge of children’s literature almost takes Woldingham to final of national reading competition

20 March 2024

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Year 10 students take impressive second place in Maths Feast, amid stiff competition

20 March 2024

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Duo of top awards for Woldingham at prestigious 2024 Pro Corda Schools Festival

19 March 2024

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Student golf society going with a swing

19 March 2024

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Alumnae help Lower Sixth navigate choices about their future at Women and the Workplace event

19 March 2024

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Student experiences of the world of work both inspire and inform

19 March 2024

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Insight day opens up the world of investment professionals for Lower Sixth students

19 March 2024

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Students learn portraiture techniques used by artists Sargent and Beaux

18 March 2024

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Woldingham devotes time and energy to British Science Week activities

18 March 2024

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Two universities in one busy day for Lower Sixth history visit

18 March 2024

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Student, staff and alumnae artists’ work raises funds for bursary programme

18 March 2024

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Students and staff enjoy a warm welcome from Sacred Heart Sisters at Duchesne House

18 March 2024

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Playing Westminster Cathedral’s organ an unforgettable experience for Woldingham musicians

15 March 2024

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‘Topping Out’ event celebrates half-way point for construction of Woldingham’s new Library and Sixth Form Centre

14 March 2024

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Award-winning author’s visit inspires creative writing and poetry performance on World Book Day

7 March 2024

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Year 7 learn the grisaille technique to create still life paintings

7 March 2024

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Football is alive and kicking at Woldingham

7 March 2024

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Star-studded line up at Barat Mass and Feast

7 March 2024

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Sporting accomplishments aplenty in cricket, cross country, swimming and water polo

7 March 2024

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Aerospace engineer and microbial ecology professor among alumnae panellists helping students explore careers in STEM

6 March 2024

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Students share research with peers and learn from experts at Tonbridge science conference

6 March 2024

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Interactive workshop for students and parents offers Year 10 new tools for study and revision

6 March 2024

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Whole school sponsored walk helps people in need

5 March 2024

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Students delighted to see favourite novel win this year’s Southern Schools Book Award

4 March 2024

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Lower Sixth and Year 10 focus on personal growth at Days of Reflection

4 March 2024

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Classics students charmed by performance of oldest surviving comedy, Aristophanes’ Frogs

4 March 2024

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On site training days prepare DofE bronze, silver and gold participants for upcoming expeditions

4 March 2024

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Gold awards galore for students in national maths competition

4 March 2024

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Sixth Formers enjoy testing quiz and socialising with fellow geography enthusiasts at Tonbridge School

4 March 2024

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Year 7 parents victorious in this year’s WPSA quiz

23 February 2024

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Cricketers bowled over by the chance to play at Lord’s

22 February 2024

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Go behind the hoarding of the Sixth Form Centre with Mr Abbott’s new video

21 February 2024

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Pompeii and pizza on the menu for classics trip to the Bay of Naples

21 February 2024

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Year 9 artists create fabulous frocks in recycling challenge

21 February 2024

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Students learn from Broadway performer on unforgettable New York trip

21 February 2024

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Anglican Bishop of Southwark confirms Mosope and Gabriella at Woldingham

20 February 2024

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Powerful play prepares students for upcoming Spanish exams

20 February 2024

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A Level psychologists undertake emotional ‘eggs-periment’

19 February 2024

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Year 7s enjoy magic and merrymaking in the library at Harry Potter party

9 February 2024

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New rules for A Level PE students as they discover the centuries-old sport of real tennis

8 February 2024

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Classicists explore ancient themes through a modern lens at Bloomsbury Theatre

8 February 2024

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Reenergising lunchtime activities highlight Children’s Mental Health Week

8 February 2024

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Students share flavours of home at exuberant International Evening

8 February 2024

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Plenty of success for Year 8 hockey and netballers on Ascot tour

8 February 2024

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Biology Society uses bubble experiment to explain cell membrane complexity to Year 10s

6 February 2024

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Excellent triple bill from drama and PA scholars and Drama Club

6 February 2024

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Inaugural Woldingham Young Musician of the Year competition a resounding success

2 February 2024

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Woldingham’s ski team returns with medals from the British Schoolgirls’ Races

2 February 2024

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A Level preparation enhanced by French film study day at the BFI

1 February 2024

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Ria shares stories of life as a third year medical student and her journey there

1 February 2024

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Upper Sixth in possession of excellent set of university offers, with more to come

1 February 2024

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Vaishvi gains valuable new skills on J P Morgan’s Generation Tech programme

31 January 2024

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Expert panel gives students a flavour of career opportunities in food and drink

31 January 2024

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Woldingham chamber ensembles through to semi-finals of prestigious Pro Corda Festival

30 January 2024

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Exploration of anatomy furthers students’ portraiture skills in masterclass

30 January 2024

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Students learn about leadership in action with alumna Abby at first ‘Leadership Live’ session

30 January 2024

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Students enjoy ‘out of this world’ talk from award-winning astronomy author

19 January 2024

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Woldingham focuses on wellbeing through understanding our emotions on inaugural 'Take 5 Day'

18 January 2024

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Lower Sixth students given business briefs by interior designer Envoplan

18 January 2024

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Digby rolls out the green carpet at Oscars-themed annual feast

18 January 2024

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Cold weather no obstacle to sporting success

18 January 2024

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GCSE drama students produce powerful performances as part of exam preparation

18 January 2024

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Year 8 students of French transported from Marden to Montmartre for one lesson only

17 January 2024

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Catherine and Sephora offer wise counsel to fellow first time voters in thought-provoking Thinking Big talk

17 January 2024

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Music scholars Bea and Rose give a rousing performance with the South London Youth Orchestra

17 January 2024

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Busy term for Woldingham’s hockey players, netballers and cricketers, while ski team looks forward to competing in January

12 December 2023

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More than £22,000 raised for bursary programme during Giving Week

12 December 2023

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Students considering careers in architecture, engineering and surveying visit site of new Sixth Form Centre and Library

11 December 2023

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Two Christmas markets and a paper museum entertain Year 8 Germanists on trip to Basel

11 December 2023

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Music scholar Fiona enjoys masterclass with world-class bassoonist

11 December 2023

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Sixth Form artists use meditative practice techniques and explore study opportunities in one of Europe’s art capitals

11 December 2023

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Visually stunning National Theatre production deepens drama students’ appreciation of Lorca

11 December 2023

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Wellbeing lessons promote physical and mental health and critical thinking skills for better decision making

11 December 2023

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Museum visit enhances A Level psychology students’ understanding of the history of mental health treatment

8 December 2023

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Work experience reinforces aspiring doctor Leticia’s aim to create meaningful change

6 December 2023

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Woldingham community gathers to celebrate Christmas at Westminster Cathedral

5 December 2023

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Fascinating talk from Year 9 students launches Junior Thinking Big

5 December 2023

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Woldingham’s younger musicians take centre stage

5 December 2023

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Former Woldingham Headmistress shares wonderful memories with Community Ribbon Isabelle

5 December 2023

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Sixth Formers organise excellent event as part of Woldingham Leadership Award programme

5 December 2023

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US visit strengthens ties with alumnae and sister Sacred Heart schools

5 December 2023

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Professional poet impressed by high standard of entries in Woldingham’s annual poetry competition

24 November 2023

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'The Wedding Singer' was a wonderful marriage of song, dance and comedy

23 November 2023

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Students benefit from guests’ wealth of expertise over breakfast

23 November 2023

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Music scholar Lilico performs in first concert at the Royal College of Music

23 November 2023

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Marden boarders enjoy a busy term

22 November 2023

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Coaching introductions for Woldingham parents focus on turning a ‘why?’ into a ‘what?’ question

22 November 2023

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Cross country makes most of Woldingham’s 700 acres

22 November 2023

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Year 7s enjoy inclusive PowerHouseGames, where no one is left on the bench

22 November 2023

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Mamma Mia-themed Stuart celebrations go with a swing

22 November 2023

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Students step outside the syllabus with excellent EPQ presentations

21 November 2023

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Fantastic first foray into the great outdoors for Rock Climbing Club

21 November 2023

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University undergraduates paint picture of studies at Cornell and Oxford 

20 November 2023

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Woldingham celebrates Inter Faith Week

20 November 2023

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Year 9 students reflect on using unique gifts and talents to make a positive difference

20 November 2023

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Woldingham’s theology & philosophy club organises a week of thought-provoking activities

9 November 2023

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Netballers learn new defensive techniques in masterclass from England player

9 November 2023

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Athena makes the most of exchange experience at sister Sacred Heart school in the USA

9 November 2023

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Students practise the art of networking with guests from a range of business sectors

9 November 2023

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Photo fun for competitive classicists

9 November 2023

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Alumnae cut through jargon to shed light on career opportunities in the financial sector

9 November 2023

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Students absorb language and the Valencian lifestyle on immersive Spanish trip

7 November 2023

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Fantastic experiences for all on sports tour in Malaysia and Singapore

7 November 2023

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Multiple awards for student mathematicians in stretching UKMT challenges

7 November 2023

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Academic scholars help Oxbridge candidates prepare

6 November 2023

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Alumna Phoebe appears on BBC to support charity that has made a real difference to her life

6 November 2023

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Woldingham School Christmas Market

6 November 2023

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Woldingham alumna enjoys school from a new perspective as Head of Netball

13 October 2023

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Neuroscience superstar Kornelia competes on world stage

12 October 2023

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Botanical paradise aids biologists’ understanding of real-world application of classroom knowledge

12 October 2023

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No let up to sporting action as half term break approaches

12 October 2023

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Year 11 enjoys Macbeth with a modern twist in Shakespeare’s historic home town

11 October 2023

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Artists inspired by Paris and its masterpieces

11 October 2023

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Days of reflection a calming, creative experience for Mardeners

11 October 2023

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Duchesne paints the town red at House feast

11 October 2023

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Junior choirs find their voice on Woldingham’s stage

11 October 2023

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Woldingham celebrates Black History Month by ‘Saluting Our Sisters’

11 October 2023

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Shampoo helps students’ poems shine on National Poetry Day

10 October 2023

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Eclectic lessons for all as Woldingham thinks big

10 October 2023

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Students urged to use their freedom, education and opportunities to bring about positive changes

9 October 2023

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A treat for the ears as music scholars shine

9 October 2023

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Students feel fortunate and look to the future on secondary school pilgrimage

6 October 2023

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Classicists explore history and humour at British Museum

6 October 2023

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Woldingham student wins Organ Scholarship and offer to study music at St Catharine’s, Cambridge

4 October 2023

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Students enjoy sport taster sessions, as well as team and individual success

29 September 2023

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Harvest Festival donations 'make a difference to people’s lives'

28 September 2023

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Students ask all the right questions at International Universities Fair

27 September 2023

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Drama workshops prepare students for exams ahead and open eyes to training as professional actors

27 September 2023

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Academic showcase brings Woldingham teaching and learning to life for parents

26 September 2023

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Days of reflection reinforce positive attitudes for the year ahead

26 September 2023

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Music scholars gather to start the academic year on just the right note

26 September 2023

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Friendly competition on the fairways raises funds for bursary programme

26 September 2023

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Weekend events enjoyed by our new Year 7s and alumnae from the Class of 1973

25 September 2023

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Sacred Heart Sisters share Woldingham memories on special return visit

25 September 2023

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New leadership award encourages students to make the most of opportunities at Woldingham

25 September 2023

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Seniors kick-start the season with team-building tours

15 September 2023

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New experiences for all on Year 9 activity day

14 September 2023

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Faith in Action keynote speaker has Power2Inspire

14 September 2023

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Expert advice for students on how to stand out in the competitive art and design world

14 September 2023

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Woldingham accepted as a Microsoft Showcase School

14 September 2023

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Busy summer for music and drama students

14 September 2023

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Woldingham teachers learn about latest research and practice in education from 100 leading specialists

14 September 2023

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New academic year kicks off with creativity, camaraderie and competition

13 September 2023

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Woldingham staff explore the hidden history under our feet

13 September 2023

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Stormy conditions no obstacle to DofE qualifying expedition successes

13 September 2023

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Kenya trip strengthens Sacred Heart ties

11 September 2023

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Wonderful news for Woldingham students receiving GCSE results today

24 August 2023

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Woldingham Upper Sixth leavers secure places at top universities in UK and overseas

17 August 2023

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Julia Harrington joins Woldingham as Interim Head

14 August 2023

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Megan’s architectural ambitions leave a lasting legacy

6 July 2023

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Students explore the depths on a scuba diving adventure

5 July 2023

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Stuart retains House Athletics Cup as sporting prowess and team spirit win the day

4 July 2023

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Summer drama production an absolute dream

3 July 2023

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Success and sixes at Smash It Cricket Festival

3 July 2023

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Bespoke Futures Programme and evening celebration conclude summer term for Year 11

3 July 2023

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Summer Drama Showcase displays duologues, devised drama, dance and other delights

3 July 2023

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Students attend Good Shepherd Service, part of Arundel Cathedral’s 150th anniversary celebrations

3 July 2023

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Summer exhibition showcases creativity and ambition of GCSE and A Level art and textiles students

3 July 2023

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Double the fun at annual Parent & Daughter Tennis Tournament

3 July 2023

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Year 9s get DofE Bronze Award qualifying expedition under their belts ahead of the summer break

30 June 2023

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Year 10 students improve financial understanding and match careers to personal strengths and ambitions

30 June 2023

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Connections Week reminds our community of the importance of kindness

29 June 2023

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End of year concert a joyful carnival of music

28 June 2023

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STEM Live talk and behind the scenes museum tour reveal the brilliance of beetles

23 June 2023

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A Level psychology students delve into Freud’s life work and theories on museum trip

22 June 2023

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Woldingham and Orpheus students collaborate on art project with an important message

22 June 2023

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Expert-led casting workshop expands Sixth Form art and textiles students’ artistic avenues

22 June 2023

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Success in the sunshine for Woldingham athletes

22 June 2023

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Year 7s embrace linguistic challenge of ‘A week in China’

22 June 2023

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High School Musical a class act

21 June 2023

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Life after school the focus of recent Futures sessions for Year 7 upwards

21 June 2023

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Students gain valuable experience of family and school life on German exchange

21 June 2023

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National sailing championships an exhilarating experience for Lucy

20 June 2023

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Dressage success for Antonina, Year 7, and horse Cassie

20 June 2023

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Students bond – and get some good nights’ sleep – on silver DofE practice expedition

20 June 2023

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Spanish language play delivers laughter and learning

20 June 2023

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Jane de Groot awarded British Empire Medal in King’s Birthday Honours

20 June 2023

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A first for Woldingham as alumna Catharine Berwick becomes new chair of governors

19 June 2023

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“Be bold” and put effort in to whatever you do urges Speech Day guest of honour Suzie Imber

27 May 2023

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Captivating tales from professional storyteller inspire and impress

26 May 2023

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Summer term ‘Thinking Big’ menu encompasses cricket, Tudor women and robotics

25 May 2023

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Exciting STEM Solutions competition sees students build bridges – and forge friendships

25 May 2023

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Fishbourne Palace trip brings Roman Britain to life for Year 7

25 May 2023

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Sports Awards celebrate role models and sporting achievements

24 May 2023

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Emilia and horse Mickey give a fantastic performance in their first national competition together

24 May 2023

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Wins and gala concert performances for Woldingham singers at Reigate and Redhill Festival

24 May 2023

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Geographers enjoy blending learning and fun on Dorset fieldtrip

24 May 2023

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Bronze DofE adventurers overcome the ‘challenges’ of cows, camping on cold nights and very early starts

23 May 2023

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Younger years focus on the future with eye-opening ‘learn to earn’ workshop and careers advice from alumnae

23 May 2023

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Chapel Choir delighted to take part in Eton College evensong

22 May 2023

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Wonderful community spirit as alumnae reunite at Old Girls’ Day

22 May 2023

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Bilingual students enjoy giving guided tour of Woldingham to French guests

19 May 2023

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U14 and U15 athletes compete at District Championships

12 May 2023

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Year 7 grandparents enjoy afternoon tea and a tour

11 May 2023

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Success for Woldingham students in science communication competition

11 May 2023

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Woldingham dancers express themselves with attitude, grace and skill

11 May 2023

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Upper Sixth commemorate time at Woldingham

11 May 2023

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Winning photographs capture a wonderful variety of STEM-related subjects

11 May 2023

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Latin and classics students explore London’s ancient past

11 May 2023

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Students celebrate First Holy Communion

10 May 2023

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Gala ball celebrates Woldingham’s 180th anniversary and supports bursary programme

10 May 2023

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Mr Kellaway sees life – and learning – through a Year 7 lens

10 May 2023

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Music scholars Fiona, Isabel and Lilico selected for Saturday study at world-famous conservatoires

10 May 2023

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Traditional afternoon tea and a treasure hunt feature in boarders’ “Coronation weekend”

10 May 2023

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Lower Sixth artists produce powerful portraiture during extensive, intensive workshop

10 May 2023

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Year 11 celebrate in colourful style ahead of study leave

9 May 2023

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Lower Sixth historians immerse themselves in the Tudor period at Hampton Court

9 May 2023

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Fabulous fun from Woldingham’s Glee Club at “Mamma Mia! Madness”

9 May 2023

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Physicists and prospective medics inspired by annual British Physics Olympiad Lecture

5 May 2023

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Woldingham community donates 500 children’s books to a worthy cause

5 May 2023

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Sixth Form STEM Society inspires the next generation

28 April 2023

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Woldingham gives a warm welcome to 2023-24 Ribbons team

27 April 2023

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U12 netballers finish the (snow-delayed) season on a high

27 April 2023

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Lower Sixth study the valuable craft of public speaking

27 April 2023

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London Business School Professor delves into business ethics

27 April 2023

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Exciting futures beckon for Upper Sixth with wonderful range of university offers

26 April 2023

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Music scholar Clemmie wins festival trophy and secures place on prestigious course for young composers

26 April 2023

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Lower Sixth biologists deepen understanding of conservation and evolution at Kew Gardens

26 April 2023

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Students impress with responses to real-world business briefs

26 April 2023

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Printing workshop inspires Year 9 artists

26 April 2023

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Lower Sixth battle the elements on Gold DofE practice expedition in the Black Mountains

25 April 2023

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Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP explores technology’s impact on politics in a thought-provoking 180th anniversary lecture

25 April 2023

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Mardeners enjoy sun, sea and snails on trip to France

25 April 2023

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Students enjoy multiple marvels on New York maths trip

25 April 2023

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Year 8 students confidently conduct independent research into Mars, mental health and fashion for AQA qualification

25 April 2023

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New student magazine offers Woldingham’s younger writers a chance to pursue their passion for literature

25 April 2023

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Fun on and off the slopes on Italy ski trip

24 April 2023

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House honour at stake in cross country, netball, hockey, badminton and dance competitions

24 March 2023

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Students recite from the heart

23 March 2023

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“Danse Macabre”, “Les Misérables” and more make for a “fantastique” 180th Anniversary Spring Concert

23 March 2023

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The sum of maths and magic equals a marvellous 180th anniversary lecture

23 March 2023

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A Level Drama students show professionalism, maturity and talent in final performance exam

23 March 2023

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Mr Kellaway discovers the ‘hidden lives of learners’ as he spends a day with Sixth Former Annie

21 March 2023

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Floral fun as Barat celebrates House patron and the past year

21 March 2023

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Fascinating Lower Sixth Thinking Big talks explore literature, photography, history and horse racing

21 March 2023

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Wine tasting and floral workshop expand knowledge and creative skills for Woldingham community members

21 March 2023

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New Sixth Form Centre and Library to open in 2024

20 March 2023

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Academic buddies test their general knowledge and help shape future initiatives

20 March 2023

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Debating returns by popular demand at academic enrichment club ‘Go Beyond’

20 March 2023

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Woldingham scientists celebrate British Science Week with a fantastic schedule of activities

16 March 2023

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Students enjoy sporting success as teams and individually

16 March 2023

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Woldingham musicians selected for finals of two prestigious competitions

16 March 2023

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Alumnae encourage Lower Sixth to create their own chances and learn from setbacks

15 March 2023

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Students strive for shared understanding of challenging ideas at second successful Philosothon

15 March 2023

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Mathematicians demonstrate excellent teamwork as well as problem solving skills at Maths Feast

15 March 2023

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A happy and joyful occasion as Bishop Richard Moth confirms 25 Woldingham students

14 March 2023

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Stretching ‘Thriving Minds’ conference sparks enjoyable debate and discussion

14 March 2023

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A Level DT students’ outdoor education-inspired product designs impress expert panel

14 March 2023

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Passion for sustainability a prerequisite for success in the sector according to alumnae

13 March 2023

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Rory Stewart offers words of hope urging a return of ethics, morality, truth and centre ground politics

9 March 2023

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Woldingham appoints Ms Kate Renshaw as new Head of Lower School (Marden)

9 March 2023

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Sixth Formers strengthen Sacred Heart ties with Roehampton visit

8 March 2023

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Alumna Ellen advises students how to discover what drives them artistically

2 March 2023

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Woldingham demonstrates its love of literature

2 March 2023

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London Mozart Players inspire next generation of musicians on Orchestra Day

2 March 2023

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Year 7s enjoy a fantastic day of inclusive sport at the PowerHouseGames

2 March 2023

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Botanical and wildlife imagery, as well as Macbeth, inspires art students at photography and printing workshops

1 March 2023

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Plenty of drama as students perform, workshop and watch professionals at work

1 March 2023

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Three scholars invited to join prestigious National Youth Music Theatre

28 February 2023

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Boarders give fantastic range of cultural performances at International Evening

28 February 2023

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‘Rising stars’ trophy for computer science team at First LEGO League tournament

27 February 2023

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Woldingham ‘lives simply’ on Wellbeing Wednesday and supports the work of the Cardinal Hume Centre

27 February 2023

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Kornelia impresses renowned scientists to win national neuroscience competition

27 February 2023

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Lower Sixth parents victorious at annual WPSA Quiz

27 February 2023

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Student classicists and theologians absorb Rome’s culture and history on half term trip

23 February 2023

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Strings Project gives all Year 7s the chance to try a new stringed instrument

9 February 2023

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A Level students learn from forensic psychology expert

9 February 2023

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Main House goes green as Digby gathers for feasting and to remember House patron

9 February 2023

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On site Duke of Edinburgh’s Award training prepares students for upcoming expeditions

8 February 2023

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Expert adjudicator “completely bowled over” by House Music Festival Final

8 February 2023

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Brain breakfast helps Year 11 identify what they do well and how to improve performance

7 February 2023

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Great team spirit and sporting successes on Year 8 hockey and netball tour

7 February 2023

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Drama double bill offers beauty, a beast, and excellent advice for defeating zombies

7 February 2023

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Newly-formed badminton team plays first competitive match

7 February 2023

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Marden enthusiasts test their knowledge and broomstick skills at Harry Potter party

7 February 2023

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Ski team achieves Woldingham’s best-ever results at British Schoolgirls’ Races

6 February 2023

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Passion combined with hard work makes successful career in the movies ‘mission possible’

6 February 2023

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Waishe pursues passion for politics at meeting with local MP

6 February 2023

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Alumnae from the world of media, advertising and journalism advise students to ‘be bold’ and ‘take risks’

6 February 2023

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Academic enrichment club discusses connections between inspirational women

6 February 2023

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Burns Night celebration turns our corner of Surrey into Scotland for the evening

3 February 2023

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Year 8s prove they get their steps in

2 February 2023

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History Society marks Holocaust Memorial Day at assembly

27 January 2023

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A Level politics students lunch with distinguished figures on Commission of Enquiry

26 January 2023

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Netballers on top form and swimmers get close to a clean sweep at District Gala

26 January 2023

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Students have a reeling good time in celebration of Burns Night

26 January 2023

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Weekend fun on tap for boarders

26 January 2023

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Inspiring art workshops offer students a variety of approaches to portraiture

25 January 2023

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Woldingham students aim for the stars, as they write their own future

25 January 2023

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Woldingham astronomers and physicists set their sights high on observatory visit

24 January 2023

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Sixth Form production of Sister Act The Musical was “Fabulous, Baby”

24 January 2023

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Online talk for parents explores complex world of teenage friendships

23 January 2023

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Ava’s passion for history shines through in the ‘Great Debate’ public speaking competition

12 January 2023

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Cutting edge recycling technology offers hope and inspiration for the future in 180th anniversary lecture

12 January 2023

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National Theatre’s powerful production of Othello brings A Level set text to life

12 January 2023

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GCSE PE students take rock climbing assessment in their stride

12 January 2023

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Woldingham School drivers Malcolm and Steve are ‘hidden heroes’ for Caterham Foodbank

12 January 2023

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Excellent essays reap rewards for Waishe and Phoebe

12 January 2023

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Year 11 enriched by visit to London’s Jewish Museum and Liberal Jewish Synagogue

11 January 2023

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Alumna Annabelle shares interesting perspectives on the University of Cambridge and political activism

11 January 2023

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Mr Kellaway returns to student life in Year 10 – but only for a day

11 January 2023

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Theme of ‘environment’ inspires Woldingham poets

14 December 2022

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Woldingham’s Carol Service fills Westminster Cathedral with beautiful music to celebrate Christmas

13 December 2022

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Woldingham celebrates the past, the present and the future on 180th anniversary

13 December 2022

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Looking forward to 2023 as a busy term of clubs concludes

13 December 2022

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Pupils at local primary school enjoy lessons with Woldingham’s Head of Hockey

12 December 2022

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Woldingham chemists finish ‘top of the bench’ in competition heat

9 December 2022

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Outdoor adventure and education centre brings thrills and skills

8 December 2022

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Aachen Christmas market trip makes for a festive treat

7 December 2022

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Buddying provides academic support and builds community

7 December 2022

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Stuart students show off drama skills in charity video

5 December 2022

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Musicians take audience ‘walking in the air’ at wonderful winter concert

2 December 2022

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Swim squads in top form and Lea selected for Surrey Cyclone squad

1 December 2022

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Fantastic concert concludes Fiona’s time with the National Children’s Orchestra

1 December 2022

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Classicists visit British Library to explore the life of Alexander the Great

1 December 2022

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Upper Sixth students tackle big theological and philosophical questions at Ethiqa conference

1 December 2022

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Marden’s Christmas appeal brings bags of donations for local people in need

1 December 2022

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Christmas arrives early at Woldingham as outdoor market raises funds for bursaries

30 November 2022

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Lower Sixth students energised by magnetic Physics in Action conference

30 November 2022

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Upper Sixth get a taste of the professional world at networking breakfast

30 November 2022

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Challenging workshop prepares drama students for practical exams

30 November 2022

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GCSE decision-making process begins with options evening for Year 9 parents and students

30 November 2022

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Stuart celebrates House patron and feasts in ‘wonderland’

29 November 2022

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Thriving Minds conference stretches and challenges students

29 November 2022

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STEM Live offers audience the ultimate guide to time travel

28 November 2022

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Upper Sixth Formers give fascinating EPQ presentations

28 November 2022

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Alumna Gabi in the pink at LSE

24 November 2022

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Speakers show students that the sky is not the limit

18 November 2022

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Conference takes A Level biologists to scientific frontiers

17 November 2022

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Rain doesn’t stop play

17 November 2022

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Students taste the Sixth Form difference

17 November 2022

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In-depth interview practice for Oxbridge and medical applicants

17 November 2022

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Upper Sixth Wine Society in full flow

17 November 2022

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Upper Sixth students develop important career skills at networking breakfast

16 November 2022

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Academic Ribbon Tilda helps fellow students “Go Beyond”

15 November 2022

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Med Soc members get ‘hands-on’ learning lifesaving skills

15 November 2022

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Merits for Sixth Form mathematicians in UKMT Olympiad

15 November 2022

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Students take time away from school to discuss important topics at days of reflection

15 November 2022

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Sophie’s head for business brings competition success

10 November 2022

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Careers panel event puts the spotlight on wellbeing, personal development and charitable sectors

10 November 2022

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GCSE French studies enhanced by Nice trip

10 November 2022

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Students enjoy flamenco fun in Seville

10 November 2022

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Local primary pupils enjoy new creative experiences at Woldingham art workshop

10 November 2022

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Woldingham gathers for a dazzling firework display

9 November 2022

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Dineen Lecture offers a great lesson in achieving sustainable success

14 October 2022

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Music scholars bring versatility and variety to vibrant concert

14 October 2022

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Woldingham swimmers enjoy amazing opportunity to learn from Olympic gold medallist James Guy

13 October 2022

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Biologists make the most of Woldingham’s 700 acres for A Level fieldwork

13 October 2022

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Royal Academy visit stimulates and inspires Sixth Form artists

13 October 2022

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Woldingham School wins Independent Schools of the Year Award for brand effectiveness

13 October 2022

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Upper Sixth students study coastal defences and human geography in Somerset

12 October 2022

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Mardeners enjoy meeting and working with students from other Sacred Heart schools at Heartfest

12 October 2022

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Oxbridge applicants tested on specialist subjects by Kritikos students

12 October 2022

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House feasting and fundraising in full swing

12 October 2022

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Musicians lead from the front in conducting masterclass

12 October 2022

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Junior Choir Festival fills auditorium with beautiful voices

12 October 2022

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Essays win Victory and Pollyanna plaudits in internationally renowned competition

12 October 2022

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New menus and servery proving popular

12 October 2022

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Woldingham gives award-winning poet Phil Wilcox a thunderous reception

11 October 2022

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Laura’s skill in combining science and art brings recognition in prestigious award

11 October 2022

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Sixth Form Open Evening helps Year 11 students make their A Level choices

11 October 2022

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Students learn about careers in architecture, urban planning and law from the experts

10 October 2022

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Alumna Keisha proves a great ambassador for studying history of art

29 September 2022

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Exploration of physics through music brings competition award for Isadora

29 September 2022

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Harvest Festival donations support Purley Food Hub’s work with local people in need

29 September 2022

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Sport scholar Alex plans to join top US university hockey programme next year

29 September 2022

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Lower Sixth art students develop dark room skills

28 September 2022

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Students sign up for new experiences and favourite pastimes at ClubsFest

28 September 2022

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Royal Festival Hall production of A Level set work inspires music students

28 September 2022

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Music scholars look forward to a busy year of events and performances

28 September 2022

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Students and parents explore higher education overseas at international university fair

27 September 2022

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Oxbridge and medicine applicants supported, stretched and informed

27 September 2022

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Lower Sixth share tips for top GCSE grades

27 September 2022

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Alumnae delighted to return to school for 20- and 40-year reunions

26 September 2022

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Cardiology and scientific publishing at heart of inaugural lecture in 180th anniversary series

26 September 2022

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Uplifting day of reflection at Wintershall for Upper Sixth

26 September 2022

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Fascinating talk looks at parallels between lives of Plutarch and Shakespeare

16 September 2022

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Woldingham’s sporting year gets off to a fast start

15 September 2022

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Faith in Action lecture explores the power of community

15 September 2022

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Maths and computer science display inspires students outside, as well as inside, the classroom

14 September 2022

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Year 9 bonds over adventurous activities at the start of term

14 September 2022

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Return to exams sees A Level and GCSE students achieve excellent results

14 September 2022

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Special supper welcomes new international students

14 September 2022

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Enthusiastic start to Woldingham's 180th anniversary year

13 September 2022

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Statement from Woldingham School about Queen Elizabeth II

9 September 2022

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Woldingham students achieve outstanding GCSE results

25 August 2022

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Fantastic A Level results open doors to exciting futures for Woldingham Upper Sixth students

18 August 2022

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Stuart win House Athletics Cup, with Duchesne’s Jessica crowned Victrix Ludorum, at Sports Day 2022

6 July 2022

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End of academic year celebrated with a circus, a fair and a party

6 July 2022

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STEM Society trip to McLaren HQ a winning formula

5 July 2022

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Inaugural Wold Fringe Festival wows, with something for everyone

5 July 2022

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Woldingham hosts lunch for local parishioners

5 July 2022

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More than 70 students rise to DofE challenge this year

4 July 2022

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Work experience with MP confirms Zara's career plan

4 July 2022

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Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at this year’s Parent/Daughter Tennis Tournament

4 July 2022

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Fun-filled programme introduces Year 7 to Chinese culture and language

4 July 2022

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Close matches for U12A team at Surrey Starburst Cricket Festival

1 July 2022

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Creativity, dedication and ambition on show at art and textiles summer exhibition

1 July 2022

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Kritikos students impress with research into future uses of virtual reality technology

30 June 2022

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Mardeners explore different literary genres for reading challenge

30 June 2022

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Clemmie performs own composition for The Guilty Feminist podcast Live Show

29 June 2022

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Ski team’s thoughts turn to snow in midsummer

29 June 2022

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Sporting summer in full swing with external tournaments and House competitions

24 June 2022

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Lower Sixth students forewarned and forearmed on legal matters

24 June 2022

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University options, applications and life explored at Higher Education Conference

24 June 2022

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Students and staff join Diocesan Good Shepherd Celebration for schools

24 June 2022

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A memorable night with Bugsy Malone in Fat Sam’s Speakeasy

23 June 2022

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Alumnae open Mardeners’ minds to a wide range of careers

22 June 2022

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Megan makes music for the Queen at Platinum Jubilee Pageant

21 June 2022

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Woldingham community gets creative in response to photographic STEM challenge

21 June 2022

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Year 7 grandparents enjoy the ‘grand tour’ and tea

21 June 2022

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Floristry, fairways and fair play at trio of parent/staff events

20 June 2022

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Fun and games, with kindness and courtesy, mark ‘Connections Week’  

17 June 2022

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New Forest challenges prepare students for assessed Silver DofE expedition

15 June 2022

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Prize Day speaker Lucy Hawking encourages students to “find your own voice”

30 May 2022

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Lower Sixth learn video skills with professional crew

27 May 2022

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Woldingham appoints new Head of Boarding

27 May 2022

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Flexible combined honours degree a perfect fit for CJ

26 May 2022

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Sports Dinner and Awards celebrates excellence, improvement and participation

26 May 2022

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Ri Masterclasses stretch mathematical minds

26 May 2022

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Geographers explore the Jurassic coast and River Wey

26 May 2022

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Visiting artists share specialist techniques with art and textiles students

26 May 2022

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Women in Business panellists advise students to be open to change

26 May 2022

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Sir Richard Stilgoe enjoys performance by Woldingham and Orpheus Musical Theatre Group

25 May 2022

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High ropes adventure adds to the fun at Old Girls’ Day 2022

25 May 2022

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Girls’ cricket triumphs at inaugural Junior Cricket Tournament

24 May 2022

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Sixth Form scientists share knowledge succinctly at science communication competition

24 May 2022

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Expert-led cheese and wine pairing evening a winning combination for parents and staff

23 May 2022

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Successful return to K2 District Competition for Woldingham athletes

13 May 2022

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Epigenetics experts inspire at STEM Live

13 May 2022

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New Ribbons take up their sashes of office

12 May 2022

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Former Head Girl offers students wide-ranging advice and support

12 May 2022

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Upper Sixth students have exciting plans for life outside the valley

12 May 2022

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Mud no obstacle for Year 10 on post-exam activity day

11 May 2022

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Lower Sixth develop business strategies and skills through real life venture

11 May 2022

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Students dance up a storm as annual show returns

10 May 2022

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Special effects make up workshop delights and disgusts

10 May 2022

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Sixth Form suit fittings and fancy dress fun for Year 11 in the run up to GCSE study leave

10 May 2022

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Sixth Former secures highly sought after degree apprenticeship offer

10 May 2022

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Students celebrate first Holy Communion on Good Shepherd Sunday

10 May 2022

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Barat Ball and Digby Feast the perfect ways to celebrate House captaincy handovers

10 May 2022

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Second successful book drive for The Children’s Book Project

10 May 2022

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Alumna shares insights into careers in engineering

9 May 2022

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Cricket, athletics and tennis take centre stage as summer sports begin

29 April 2022

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‘Dine Around the Wold’ celebrates Woldingham’s diverse community

29 April 2022

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Picturesque surroundings for fun and fundraising at WPSA sponsored walk

28 April 2022

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Students explore world class programmes offered by US universities

28 April 2022

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Lower Sixth enhance portfolio of skills through public speaking workshops

28 April 2022

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Year 8 students tackle topics such as cryonics and crop production for AQA qualification

27 April 2022

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Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award practice expedition creates memories and strengthens friendships

26 April 2022

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Woldingham supports school children in Sierra Leone with uniform donation

22 April 2022

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Hockey and netball players finish the season with a flurry of fixtures

24 March 2022

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First STEM Challenge a fantastic success

24 March 2022

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Mrs Florence Corran appointed as Woldingham’s new Senior Deputy Head

24 March 2022

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Theme park challenge day helps Year 8 explore a wide range of careers

24 March 2022

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Spring Concert leaves audience with a spring in its step

24 March 2022

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Theatre director’s workshop gives drama students insight into training as a professional actor

23 March 2022

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Lower Sixth students enjoy new conversation-centred Sophia Programme

23 March 2022

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The New Forest beckons as Year 10 students complete DofE Silver training

23 March 2022

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Fantastic tips from Tilda on how to #WriteYourOwnStory

23 March 2022

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Woldingham cricketers play hard ball in summer term

23 March 2022

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Year 11 students raise £3,000 for Ukraine

22 March 2022

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British Science Week celebrated with crystal creations, swab samples and marshmallow monuments

22 March 2022

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Climbers’ confidence and skills scale new heights

22 March 2022

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Bishop Peter Price inspired by students’ faith stories at confirmation

21 March 2022

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Author M A Bennet tells students about the inspirations behind her popular novels

17 March 2022

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Woldingham community acts swiftly to support Ukraine humanitarian appeal

17 March 2022

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Women and the Workplace event champions greater gender equality at work

17 March 2022

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More District Tournament netball success for Woldingham

17 March 2022

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Dramatic events bring Spanish studies to life

16 March 2022

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Mesmerising Lower Sixth Production of Emilia an emotional rollercoaster

14 March 2022

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Superb Royal Institution science shows entertain and inform

14 March 2022

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Excellent fifth place for Woldingham in Top of the Bench chemistry competition

14 March 2022

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A feast of problem-solving for students at maths competition

14 March 2022

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Workshop supports Year 10 students and parents in GCSE studies

14 March 2022

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Fascinating talk unpicks misconceptions and misuse of Spartan history

11 March 2022

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Marvellous musicianship and mellow mood at Jazz Evening

10 March 2022

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District double for U13 netball teams

3 March 2022

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Rain doesn’t stop play as Woldingham walks for wellbeing and a good cause

3 March 2022

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Fast flipping and rapid running sees Barat win this year’s House Pancake Race

3 March 2022

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Resounding success for Woldingham’s inaugural Orchestra Day

2 March 2022

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“Everyday” maths brought to life at interactive sessions with author Rob Eastaway

2 March 2022

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Students ready for DofE practice expeditions after busy training weekend

2 March 2022

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Book Club members enjoy seeing their favourite win Southern Schools Book Award

2 March 2022

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Expert panel reveals breadth of career opportunities in healthcare

2 March 2022

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Postcolonial literature talks explore topics of race, gender, and cultural politics

1 March 2022

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Drama Ribbon's directorial debut a huge success

1 March 2022

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Theology students expand knowledge with visit to Jewish Museum and synagogue

1 March 2022

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Assembly asks what we can do to be a “better ally” to the LGBTQ+ community

28 February 2022

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Superb performance helps GCSE drama students get under the skin of DNA

11 February 2022

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Collaboration and friendly competition centre stage at Woldingham-hosted Philosothon

11 February 2022

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Familiar faces return to Woldingham to share their experiences of undergraduate life

10 February 2022

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Excellent netball performances bode well for the rest of the season

10 February 2022

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Wonderful concert concludes House Music Festival 2022

10 February 2022

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Nailing-biting finish to ever-popular WPSA quiz

10 February 2022

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Great results - and great fun - on Year 8 sports tour

10 February 2022

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GCSE students delve into the history of computer science at Bletchley Park

9 February 2022

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Outdoor Adventure & Education Centre build continues at pace

9 February 2022

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Fascinating exploration of apple pie and the universe by Dr Harry Cliff

9 February 2022

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Art scholars impress with figurative work

7 February 2022

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Harry Potter Book Night celebrated with a magical party in the library

7 February 2022

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A Level French students explore New Wave film movement at BFI study day

7 February 2022

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Students delve into the business of fashion at popular careers panel event 

7 February 2022

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Physics Society learns about sustainable fusion energy at UKAEA virtual open evening

7 February 2022

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Excellent higher education offers for Upper Sixth

28 January 2022

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Jewish Resistance fighter has wise words for Woldingham students on Holocaust Memorial Day

27 January 2022

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Swimmers, cricketers and cross country runners enjoy competitive fixtures

27 January 2022

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Students focus on others in ‘Giving Back Month’

27 January 2022

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Dickens’ A Christmas Carol arrives at Woldingham in January

27 January 2022

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Germanists admire Dürer’s detail at National Gallery exhibition

26 January 2022

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Tech Society explores Tech City

26 January 2022

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Observatory trip takes Physics Society into space

26 January 2022

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Lower Sixth learn about UCAS process and apprenticeship options from the experts

23 January 2022

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Woldingham poets inspired by National Poetry Day

14 January 2022

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An exciting spring term of sport in prospect at Woldingham

13 January 2022

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Year 7s look forward to seeing newly-planted trees grow

13 January 2022

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Wellbeing Wednesday focuses on coping with anxiety and good nutrition

13 January 2022

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Success for Woldingham history essayists in University of Exeter competition

12 January 2022

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West End production inspires Woldingham’s Symphony Orchestra

12 January 2022

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Festive fun for final week of term

10 December 2021

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New boarders Micaela and Muzeni look back at a first term packed with fun

9 December 2021

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Senior Medical Society sets up junior version and raises money for Charing Cross Hospital

9 December 2021

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Successes in hockey, fencing and karate round off an excellent term of sport

9 December 2021

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Woldingham School community celebrates Christmas together at Westminster Cathedral

8 December 2021

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Generous donations to Marden’s Christmas appeal supports local people in need

8 December 2021

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Oxbridge programme delivers mock interviews for Upper Sixth and application advice for other years

7 December 2021

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A Level students inspired by top physicists

6 December 2021

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Virtual reality launches scholars’ curiosity project

3 December 2021

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Celebration of 75 years at Marden Park raises funds for new Outdoor Adventure and Education Centre

3 December 2021

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The importance of drama to algorithms and Love Island with Thinking Big

3 December 2021

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International higher education event whets students’ appetites for overseas study

1 December 2021

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Autumn Concert overflows with musical delights

25 November 2021

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Upper Sixth network with professional guests over breakfast

25 November 2021

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Hockey players called up to county squads and Performance Centre

25 November 2021

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Alumnae offer advice and dispel myths about careers in law

24 November 2021

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Duchesne House enjoys a hearty feast

23 November 2021

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Inter Faith Week sparks excellent discussion

23 November 2021

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Work experience takes politics student Hannah to the House of Commons

23 November 2021

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Students impress with quality and variety of EPQ presentations

23 November 2021

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Talks from mental health campaigner Hope Virgo focus on important teenage issues

23 November 2021

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Year 9 options evening helps students make GCSE choices

22 November 2021

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Students receive Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Richard Moth

22 November 2021

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‘Summer Nights’ light up November thanks to superb Sixth Form Production

12 November 2021

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Brain Breakfast fuels minds

12 November 2021

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Cross country, netball and swimming success as sport resumes after half term

11 November 2021

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Upper Sixth art and textiles students enjoy workshop on photographic manipulation techniques

11 November 2021

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Daisy and Lara share ideas to tackle climate crisis at Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Schools COP

10 November 2021

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Students take bogs, fog and rain in their stride during successful Gold DofE qualifying expedition

10 November 2021

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Design & Technology Excellence Award for Woldingham’s Head of DT

10 November 2021

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Distinction for students in challenging UKMT Mathematical Olympiad for Girls

9 November 2021

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Students 'riding high' in popular extra-curricular club

9 November 2021

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Bonfire Night makes a sparkling return

9 November 2021

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Current Affairs Club runs Model United Nations during COP26

9 November 2021

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Students mark Black History Month with debate and discussion

8 November 2021

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Woldingham welcomes Arva Quartet as our new resident ensemble

8 November 2021

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Woldingham adopts the Halo Code

8 November 2021

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New blue plaque celebrates life of Wilberforce at Marden Park

15 October 2021

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Skill, dedication and delight centre stage at Music Scholars' Concert

15 October 2021

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Geographers tackle fieldwork in Dorset and Devon

14 October 2021

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Excellent wins in hockey, netball and swimming

14 October 2021

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Stuart House reaches for the stars at annual celebration

14 October 2021

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Wonderful return for the Junior Choir Festival

14 October 2021

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Climbing Club rises to the challenge

14 October 2021

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Students explore exciting opportunities awaiting them in Woldingham’s Sixth Form

14 October 2021

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New Sophia Programme develops critical thinking, wisdom and knowledge

14 October 2021

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Woldingham alumnae entrepreneurs inspire the next generation

13 October 2021

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Woldingham celebrates National Poetry Day with award-winning poet Emma McGordon

13 October 2021

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Woldingham musicians learn from violin virtuoso Leia Zhu

13 October 2021

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Applicants put through paces at inaugural Oxbridge Preparation Weekend

13 October 2021

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Woldingham named a Lit in Colour Pioneer

13 October 2021

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Upper Sixth parents look to the future at annual lunch

12 October 2021

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Students urged to make their voices heard at inspirational Dineen Lecture

1 October 2021

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New Artist in Residence inspires art students with her amazing paintings

30 September 2021

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Workshop and webinars inform students’ university choices

30 September 2021

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Woldingham’s multicultural community makes for a magical evening

30 September 2021

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Classicists explore the man behind the myth at British Museum’s Nero Exhibition

30 September 2021

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Purley Food Bank thanks students for Harvest Festival donations

30 September 2021

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New teams gel well on a successful Saturday of sport

30 September 2021

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Sixth Formers Sasha and Lilly reap rewarding experience from publishing and finance internships

30 September 2021

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Year 7 reflects on how to be a disciple in today’s world

30 September 2021

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Upper Sixth Oxbridge applicants put through their paces by Kritikos students

29 September 2021

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Mathematicians prepare for another successful year of competitive challenges

29 September 2021

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Drama workshops provide new skills and much laughter

29 September 2021

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Students challenged to take a creative approach to this year’s Sacred Heart goal

28 September 2021

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Wellbeing Hub provides advice and support for parents

27 September 2021

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Unparalleled exhibition of student artwork delights guests

17 September 2021

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Masterclasses kick off a highly anticipated sporting year

16 September 2021

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Essay prowess and engineering passion see Sixth Formers spend time at Oxford, Cambridge and UCL

16 September 2021

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Students sign up for new experiences at ClubsFest

16 September 2021

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Year 9 students bond over outdoor challenges

16 September 2021

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Faith in Action lecture makes fascinating connections between science and religion

16 September 2021

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award summer success

15 September 2021

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House Festival raises the roof

15 September 2021

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Blue plaque to mark Wilberforce’s life at Woldingham

15 September 2021

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Woldingham’s first social event of the year supports bursary programme

15 September 2021

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Welcome supper celebrates Woldingham’s global community

15 September 2021

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Students gain valuable work experience

14 September 2021

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Congratulations on GCSE results day to Woldingham students for their hard work and resilience

12 August 2021

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Woldingham Upper Sixth students leave to take places at top universities in the UK and overseas

10 August 2021

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Prize Day guest speaker Judy Murray OBE encourages students to follow their passion

2 July 2021

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Spirit of competition alive and well as Sports Day returns

2 July 2021

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Parents and students enjoy Woldingham’s answer to the Wimbledon Championships

1 July 2021

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West End Wold wows

1 July 2021

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Students celebrate First Holy Communion at last Sunday’s Mass

1 July 2021

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Musicians light up the stage at Anything Goes summer concert

29 June 2021

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Year 10 students set targets for summer work experience

29 June 2021

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Students shine with intellectual curiosity at Kritikos celebration

28 June 2021

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Lower Sixth students prepare for their future beyond the valley

25 June 2021

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Woodwind masterclass hits the right note

24 June 2021

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House Music Festival highlights celebrated at this year’s final

18 June 2021

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Students enjoy their first taste of open water swimming

17 June 2021

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Upper Sixth students bid their emotional farewells

17 June 2021

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Tennis in full swing at Woldingham

17 June 2021

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Year 7 athletes put in excellent performances at first external meet

16 June 2021

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Annual Sports Dinner celebrates Upper Sixth sporting achievements

16 June 2021

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Life skills week brings Year 11’s academic year to its conclusion

16 June 2021

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Students’ love of reading serves them well in National Reading Champions Quiz

16 June 2021

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Years 7 and 8 enthusiastically question speakers at Marden Careers Fair

16 June 2021

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Popular author Teri Terry talks to Year 9 about her books and literary careers

16 June 2021

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Introducing Woldingham School’s Associate Anglican Chaplain

16 June 2021

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Woldingham’s future medics and vet mentor those following in their footsteps

15 June 2021

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Lower Sixth students wear purple to raise funds for Young Epilepsy

15 June 2021

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Silver DofE expeditioners tackle heat and a hungry donkey in New Forest

15 June 2021

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£14,000 raised for Woldingham’s Lenten Charity, the Cardinal Hume Centre

14 June 2021

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Outgoing Ribbons thanked for their service and new Ribbons team revealed

27 May 2021

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Year 11 students prepare for Sixth Form life

27 May 2021

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Woldingham community donates more than 1200 books to support The Children’s Book Project

27 May 2021

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Hair raising and bear naming times for House charity fundraising

27 May 2021

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Problems successfully solved in UKMT Junior Mathematical Challenge 2021

26 May 2021

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Cricket and tennis fixtures dodge the showers, while House swimmers are happy to get wet

26 May 2021

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With all university offers in, Woldingham’s Upper Sixth has much to celebrate

26 May 2021

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Thinking big about “Little Women”

24 May 2021

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Alumnae around the world get together for Old Girls’ Day

21 May 2021

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When hockey feels like freedom

19 May 2021

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U12 cricketers make excellent fixture debut at Surrey Schools Starburst Cricket Festival

13 May 2021

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Sharing our love of boarding at Woldingham to a wider audience

13 May 2021

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Students tackle hills and weather on DofE Bronze assessed expedition

13 May 2021

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Live Lounge lunchtime concerts return

13 May 2021

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THRIVE sessions focus on key issues for young women today

13 May 2021

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Careers panel conveys the positive power of science

12 May 2021

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Students successfully apply knowledge in challenging UK Chemistry Olympiad

12 May 2021

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Lots of learning and laughter in Year 10 Careers Activity Day

12 May 2021

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Boarders enjoy their first local exeat this year

11 May 2021

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Top tips for students ahead of DofE expeditions

11 May 2021

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Successful trials set off the sporting summer

29 April 2021

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Year 8 students give eloquent talks on well-researched AQA projects

29 April 2021

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Overseas higher education offers abound

28 April 2021

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Ching and Grace awarded university scholarships for STEM studies

28 April 2021

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Women mean business at panel event

28 April 2021

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Students explore the urban landscape with artist Jeanette Barnes

28 April 2021

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Festival finale brings cups and special awards for Woldingham musicians

28 April 2021

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Thought-provoking debate at the heart of student-led REthink Week

28 April 2021

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Expert translator shares excellent careers advice with student linguists

27 April 2021

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Med Soc students’ website shares knowledge and spreads hope

26 April 2021

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Concert brings the joys of spring

25 March 2021

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Lower Sixth sessions conclude a stimulating series of spring term Woldingham Talks

25 March 2021

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Digby House enjoys annual Mass and Feast

25 March 2021

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Teacher of English, Mr Peachey, turns his literary hand to history and sport

25 March 2021

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Put on your dancing shoes for Mr Amponsah’s My Music Podcast

25 March 2021

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Students launch literary magazine

25 March 2021

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Woldingham makes drama during a crisis

24 March 2021

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Students relish a sporting finish to term

24 March 2021

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Full marks for Fleur in Chemistry Society’s quiz to celebrate British Science Week

24 March 2021

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Lower Sixth students close in on fundraising target for Mind’s 27 27 challenge

24 March 2021

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Bronze DofE students prepare for practice expedition

24 March 2021

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Musicians impress at Coulsdon & Purley Festival

18 March 2021

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Students receive superb offers from MIT and RADA

18 March 2021

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Woldingham walks in support of the Cardinal Hume Centre

17 March 2021

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WSHA offers Leavers’ Scholarships to Upper Sixth

17 March 2021

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Fantastic first face-to-face Thinking Big talk of 2021 from Jemima

17 March 2021

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Katie shines in ARTiculation London final

17 March 2021

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Students explore potential career options through virtual work experience programmes

17 March 2021

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Dusty Springfield, Dmitri Schostakovich and Disney feature in latest My Music Podcasts

17 March 2021

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Prospective medics learn about the realities of becoming a doctor

15 March 2021

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#PhotographersWold overall champions crowned

5 March 2021

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Social media and animal intelligence on this week’s Woldingham Talks menu

4 March 2021

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Golden time for Woldingham alumnae

4 March 2021

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Expert discusses media’s unrealistic “beauty standard” in Lower Sixth THRIVE session

4 March 2021

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Departments share more innovative approaches to remote teaching and learning

4 March 2021

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Sport scholars enjoy virtual session with GB hockey star

4 March 2021

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Musicians perform concert series and composition credit for Clemmie

4 March 2021

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Wonderful results in the Intermediate Maths Challenge

4 March 2021

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STEM teachers share their musical choices

4 March 2021

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Mrs Mason turns to Orwell for her island choice

3 March 2021

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Promising news on overseas university applications

3 March 2021

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Exeter, Edinburgh and ethics explored in this week’s excellent talks

25 February 2021

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Musicians perform marvellous mini musical

25 February 2021

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Amelia puts her best foot forward for Lenten fundraising challenge

25 February 2021

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Half term boarding fun includes an afternoon at Woldingham’s cinema

25 February 2021

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THRIVE sessions focus on LGBT+ History Month

25 February 2021

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Sixth Formers immerse themselves in “The Secret History” at inaugural Book Club

25 February 2021

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My Music podcast guests choose both familiar and lesser known pieces this week

25 February 2021

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Eye-catching close ups in week 4 of #PhotographersWold

12 February 2021

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Drama, German, DT and science share ideas on remote teaching & learning from our #VirtualValley

11 February 2021

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Expert panel reveals career variety on offer in property sector

11 February 2021

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Barat celebrates House Mass and Feast ‘lockdown style’

11 February 2021

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A view from the valley – the big freeze

11 February 2021

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Goals in sight in the Lockdown Landmark Challenge

11 February 2021

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Busy start to 2021 for Woldingham’s Ribbons

11 February 2021

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A triple bill of My Music podcasts from the Music Department

10 February 2021

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Students learn strategies to help with stress and worry

10 February 2021

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Students aim high with university applications

10 February 2021

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Mme Maillot turns to Potter magic for her desert island reading

8 February 2021

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Animal magic in week three of our #PhotographersWold competition

5 February 2021

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“In Conversation With”: Alumnae offer great advice to students

4 February 2021

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Students’ essay success helps prepare them for the future

4 February 2021

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From poetry to politics, extra-curricular clubs thrive in our #VirtualValley

4 February 2021

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Sport scholars enjoy learning from former England netball captain

4 February 2021

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Old laptops get new homes

4 February 2021

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View from the valley – white carpets and a rainbow flag

3 February 2021

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Desert Island Valley – Stories of endurance from Ms Ward

3 February 2021

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Music Department launches new My Music podcast

2 February 2021

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Woldingham celebrates Racial Justice Sunday: “A time to act”

1 February 2021

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Sun and light theme inspires even more entries in week two of #PhotographersWold

29 January 2021

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Two excellent talks look at the ancient, the modern and the future

29 January 2021

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A bird’s eye view from the valley

29 January 2021

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Sixth Formers compete strongly in prestigious debating competition

29 January 2021

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Teachers share more ideas on remote teaching & learning from our #VirtualValley

28 January 2021

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Woldingham lights candles to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

28 January 2021

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Desert Island Valley – Mr Kellaway

27 January 2021

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An essay on the economics of tulips wins Livvy a scholarship

27 January 2021

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Sport scholar Lea rises to karate’s world number two

27 January 2021

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Staff become creative in setting up remote teaching spaces

27 January 2021

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Taking care of Woldingham 365 days a year

27 January 2021

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Entries received from far and wide in this week's photography competition

22 January 2021

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Boarders make the best of lockdown

22 January 2021

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Higher education options and opportunities shared at online event

22 January 2021

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New on-line hub provides wellbeing advice and support for parents

21 January 2021

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Global CEO kicks off 2021 Woldingham Talks programme with insight and inspiration

21 January 2021

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View from the valley – the ones that got away

21 January 2021

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Sports Ribbon Sophie launches Lockdown Landmark Challenge

21 January 2021

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Desert Island Valley - Second Edition

20 January 2021

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Biological baking

20 January 2021

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Remote teaching & learning re-booted in our #VirtualValley

20 January 2021

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Survey informs diversity, equality and inclusion programme

20 January 2021

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Reflecting on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25

19 January 2021

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Cameras to the ready for #PhotographersWold

14 January 2021

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Something for everyone in our #VirtualValley extra-curricular programme

14 January 2021

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Learning in lockdown: reflections from our Head Girl, Charlotte

14 January 2021

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View from the valley – a snowy start to term

14 January 2021

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Testing, testing 123

14 January 2021

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Desert Island Valley - What book would you take on your desert island?

14 January 2021

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A fond farewell from Mrs Giblin

14 January 2021

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Thriving in our #VirtualValley

13 January 2021

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Celebrating World Religion Day in January

12 January 2021

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Chapel carol service celebrates Christmas

16 December 2020

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Festive fun to finish term

16 December 2020

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Two new senior appointments for Woldingham School

16 December 2020

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This sporting term

15 December 2020

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Excellence in ARTiculation

14 December 2020

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Devised theatre exams and dramatic intentions

14 December 2020

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Cook-along aids theology studies

14 December 2020

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Ribbons' round up

11 December 2020

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Going the extra mile

10 December 2020

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Woldingham community shows generosity during Giving Week

10 December 2020

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Sophie’s short story success

9 December 2020

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A triumph of talent and technology

8 December 2020

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Progress made on diversity and inclusion this term

8 December 2020

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University offers start flooding in

26 November 2020

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Students complete highly regarded Extended Project Qualification

26 November 2020

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Stuart House celebrates

25 November 2020

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Students’ love of literature apparent at Book Fair

25 November 2020

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Sporting Saturdays get competitive

25 November 2020

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Year 11 students become Sixth Formers for a day

24 November 2020

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Estates team raises £600 for the Cardinal Hume Centre

24 November 2020

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Woldingham hosts virtual networking events for alumnae in US and Hong Kong

24 November 2020

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An action-packed weekend for Year 9 boarders

23 November 2020

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Year 9 discuss GCSE options

13 November 2020

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REthink Junior launched

12 November 2020

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Woldingham remembers

12 November 2020

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“Rusty” Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students rise to the challenge

12 November 2020

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Next Steps discussion informs Upper Sixth Parents

11 November 2020

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Networking session provides career insights for Upper Sixth

11 November 2020

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Students become data analysts during Maths Week

11 November 2020

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Thinking big about trees

11 November 2020

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Mock university interviews prepare medics and vets

11 November 2020

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Marden celebrates bonfire night

11 November 2020

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US election engages Woldingham students

10 November 2020

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Back in the swim

10 November 2020

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Duchesne House fundraises and feasts

9 November 2020

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Year 11 students benefit from careers consultation sessions

15 October 2020

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Steganography, Magic and the Art of Deception

15 October 2020

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Harvest Festival supports Purley Food Hub and Cardinal Hume Centre

15 October 2020

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Muddy conditions no obstacle for cross country runners

15 October 2020

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Social distancing no barrier to Upper Sixth networking

15 October 2020

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Year 11 students explore A Level options

15 October 2020

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A fruitful day of reflection for Year 7

14 October 2020

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Woldingham celebrates Black History Month 

14 October 2020

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A joyful and happy Mass for Year 10

14 October 2020

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Top tips and big questions at Kritikos session

14 October 2020

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Facials, fitness and fun for Year 10 boarders

13 October 2020

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Further First Holy Communions celebrated

13 October 2020

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Students embrace Duke of Edinburgh’s Award challenge

12 October 2020

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Students inspired to face fears at annual Dineen Lecture

8 October 2020

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University of Bath awards Alice A* for chemistry project

8 October 2020

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Live music returns to the Woldingham stage

7 October 2020

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Woldingham hockey players hone their skills

1 October 2020

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Students receive first Holy Communion

1 October 2020

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Current Affairs Club inspires and educates

1 October 2020

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Keeping COVID safe at school

1 October 2020

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Former Woldingham staff member makes face masks for Cardinal Hume Centre

1 October 2020

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Another year of outstanding success for our financial studies students

30 September 2020

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Seminar helps Lower Sixth achieve best possible results

30 September 2020

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Woldingham’s youngest boarders get to know their new "home away from home"

30 September 2020

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Virtual open morning a success

29 September 2020

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New Black Lives Matter reading list published

29 September 2020

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House Charities for 2020-2021 chosen

28 September 2020

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Edwina and Ploy win Young Money Challenge 2020

24 September 2020

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Diageo Chairman gives Faith in Action Lecture

17 September 2020

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Back on court

16 September 2020

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Mathematical golds in Junior Challenge

16 September 2020

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Prizes and plaudits for Sixth Form essayists

16 September 2020

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Head Girl team become movie stars for the day

15 September 2020

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Casting a spotlight on avoiding overloading ‘working memory’ in the classroom

14 September 2020

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ClubsFest 2020

14 September 2020

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New and returning students take the new normal in their stride

11 September 2020

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Resilient students achieve exceptional results

10 September 2020

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A busy summer behind the scenes

10 September 2020

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Woldingham signs up to BSA Covid-Safe Charter

21 August 2020

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Year 11 students celebrate on GCSE results day

20 August 2020

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A bright future for Woldingham students

13 August 2020

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2020 Prize Day goes virtual

3 July 2020

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Lucy is an 'Antibody Angel'

2 July 2020

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Fierce, but friendly, competition at House Day 2020

2 July 2020

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The return of Year 10

2 July 2020

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Years 7, 8 and 9 take on creative and business challenges

2 July 2020

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Lower Sixth chemistry students discuss university life with undergraduates

1 July 2020

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UCAS webinar takes place for Lower Sixth parents

1 July 2020

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Lily wins French language essay prize

1 July 2020

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Diversity forum helps shape Woldingham’s future direction

29 June 2020

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Hybrid teaching and learning at Woldingham

25 June 2020

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Gardeners’ Wold: The Glory of the Garden

25 June 2020

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PE teachers undertake 30-day challenges to inspire students

25 June 2020

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A warm Woldingham welcome for new families

25 June 2020

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Superb curiosity projects round off this year’s stimulating Kritikos programme

25 June 2020

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A virtual tour around the year groups – week 9

25 June 2020

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Film about boarding life at Woldingham in September

25 June 2020

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House Music Festival 2020 – the show must go on

19 June 2020

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Virtual tour around the year groups – week 8

19 June 2020

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Year 11’s independent research impresses

19 June 2020

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Gardeners’ Wold Episode 7: Beyond the valley

18 June 2020

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Arkwright scholar Milan selected for cyber security course

18 June 2020

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Mr Hillier goes the extra mile

18 June 2020

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Just what the doctor ordered

18 June 2020

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On-line Sports Awards event celebrates this year's sporting successes

12 June 2020

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A virtual tour around the year groups - week 7

11 June 2020

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School listens to feedback in survey of parents

11 June 2020

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Gardeners’ Wold Episode 6: A wetter week

11 June 2020

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Students explore the everyday application of chemistry

11 June 2020

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Joint statement on diversity at Woldingham School

6 June 2020

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First webinar on remote learning this week

5 June 2020

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A virtual tour around the year groups - week 6

4 June 2020

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Students design an energy efficient future

4 June 2020

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Gardeners’ Wold Episode 5: Trees and seeds

4 June 2020

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Almost 4,000km covered for St Catherine’s Hospice

4 June 2020

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Rising to the Masterchef challenge

3 June 2020

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A virtual tour around the year groups - week 5

21 May 2020

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Wellbeing at Woldingham – the importance of kindness

21 May 2020

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Molly keeps on running for ActionAid's Coronavirus Appeal

21 May 2020

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Teaching & learning continues to thrive from our virtual Woldingham

21 May 2020

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Gardeners’ Wold Episode 4: Wild garlic, hostas and cows

20 May 2020

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A virtual tour around the year groups - week 4

14 May 2020

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New Ribbons team announced

14 May 2020

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Gardeners’ Wold Episode 3: Tumbling tomatoes and a frost in May

14 May 2020

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Sport scholarship and England Athletics Youth Programme selection for Charlotte

14 May 2020

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Teaching & learning continues to thrive from our virtual Woldingham

13 May 2020

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British Physics Olympiad success

7 May 2020

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A virtual tour around the year groups – week 3

7 May 2020

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Woldingham Sport sets series of challenges, including '50k in May'

6 May 2020

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1,000 visors produced

6 May 2020

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Bluebells, beans and peas on the menu in this week’s Gardeners’ Wold

6 May 2020

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A virtual tour around the year groups – week 2

30 April 2020

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Woldingham cultivates its own gardening show

30 April 2020

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Teaching & learning continues to thrive from our virtual Woldingham

30 April 2020

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Top award for pianist Clemmie

30 April 2020

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Thoughts on a successful, but strange, first week of summer term 2020

23 April 2020

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Year 8 students give superb 'virtual' mini EPQ presentations

23 April 2020

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Innovative programme provides vital life skills

23 April 2020

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Community support continues in response to Covid-19

22 April 2020

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Cambridge choral award for Ediss

20 April 2020

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Royal congratulations for Olivia

17 April 2020

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Sporting Excellence Award for Alex

3 April 2020

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Woldingham School supports local NHS staff with face visors and eye goggles

31 March 2020

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Remote working brings sense of déjà vu to Mr Kellaway

27 March 2020

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Spring term edition of REthink magazine from Woldingham's Theology & Philosophy Club

27 March 2020

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Essay writers excel

26 March 2020

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University update

26 March 2020

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International Week

25 March 2020

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Bright future for U12 netballers and bronze for Charlotte in English cross country

24 March 2020

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Sixth Former thinks big about diplomatic immunity

23 March 2020

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Barat's Lion King themed House Feast a roaring success

23 March 2020

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Expedition training for students working towards Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award

23 March 2020

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Politics students enjoy university masterclasses

20 March 2020

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Woldingham students to be educated remotely from Friday 20 March

18 March 2020

Following the UK Government’s announcement that all schools are to be closed from the end of the school day on Friday 20 March, students at Woldingham will be taught remotely until the end of term, Friday 27 March. Both teachers and students will work from home.

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Baroness Cox speaks about being a voice for the voiceless

11 March 2020

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Students enjoy breakfast discussion about working smarter

11 March 2020

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District Plate win for U12 team and other sports news

11 March 2020

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Woldingham rated Outstanding in Diocese inspection

10 March 2020

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V&A exhibition stimulates ideas for textile projects

10 March 2020

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Author visit is World Book Day highlight

9 March 2020

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Year 11 students consider how unique gifts can make them 'changemakers' during Day of Reflection

6 March 2020

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Superb results in UKMT Intermediate Mathematical Challenge

5 March 2020

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Book club members attend Southern Schools Book Award ceremony

4 March 2020

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Museum and synagogue trip furthers theology studies

3 March 2020

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School enterprise challenge set for Lent

2 March 2020

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World champion poet performs at Woldingham

2 March 2020

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Valentine's Ball supports Woldingham School bursary programme

28 February 2020

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Hat trick for Stuart in Inter-House Pancake Race

27 February 2020

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Creative careers

13 February 2020

Following very successful career panels on law and STEM, Creative Arts took centre stage on Thursday 12 February.

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Tour success and other sporting news

13 February 2020

In recent weeks our netball teams have seen great successes: excellent results across the board against CLFS; the U14B team beat Warlingham in their district league; the U13A and B teams won their respective District Netball tournaments; and the U12A team have qualified for the Surrey Netball Finals, which will be held in March.

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Considering life without taps - and more - with CAFOD

13 February 2020

On Tuesday 11 February the Theology Department welcomed CAFOD (The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) to Woldingham for the day.

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Artistic inspiration at Tate Modern

12 February 2020

We had a fabulous time at the Tate Modern with the Sixth Form artists on Monday 10 February.

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Showcasing musical theatre collaboration with Orpheus Centre

12 February 2020

On a stormy February evening, it was a delight to huddle up in the Barn Theatre at the Orpheus Centre (a local specialist college for young adults with disabilities) in the company of our friends there while we were treated to a showcase of musical theatre from Orpheus students and some of our Year 8 girls.

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Thinking Big - capital punishment and the teenage brain

11 February 2020

We enjoyed two Thinking Big lectures in the first half of the spring term. Lower Sixth Former Sofia, presented a reassessment of capital punishment in the USA, posing the question ‘Should capital punishment be sent to death row?’

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Triwizard Tournament to celebrate Harry Potter book night

10 February 2020

To celebrate Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday 6 February, Librarian Ms Owens organised a hugely enjoyable themed party in the library, as Year 8’s Anjali describes:

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Year 10 reflect on social awareness

7 February 2020

On Monday 3 February, Year 10 students, tutors and I travelled to Aylesford Priory in Kent for a Day of Reflection facilitated by the Southwark Youth Services Team.

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Spanish play a success

6 February 2020

On Monday 3 February, Year 8 students learning Spanish enjoyed an educational treat during the last period of the day – ‘Primera Cita’ (First Date), a play staged by Onatti Productions.

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Science Museum piques scholars' curiosity

4 February 2020

Academic scholars on Woldingham’s Kritikos programme undertake a ‘Curiosity Project’, a significant piece of independent research on a subject of their choice, that they will present to parents and peers later this year.

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Sixth Form History of Art Workshop

3 February 2020

At the end of January, Mr Cullen organised a fantastic History of Art workshop, run by Ms Fielding from The Bigger Picture.

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An Aladdin-themed feast for Stuart

30 January 2020

After a special Mass on Tuesday, members of Stuart House enjoyed a delicious feast in an unusually exotic dining room, complete with lanterns, fairy lights, balloons and stars.

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Cross country and other sporting successes kick off new year

30 January 2020

It has been a cold but busy January for sport at Woldingham.

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Great effort from ski team

30 January 2020

The school ski team has just returned from competing in the annual British Schoolgirls’ Races in Flaine, France.

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Stuart House takes debating title

28 January 2020

On Tuesday 28 January the whole school gathered in the auditorium for the House Debate Finals.

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Fleur flourishes in final

28 January 2020

Skills in computational thinking took Year 7's Fleur to the final of the Bebras Challenge, held at the University of Oxford, as she explains below.

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Phenomenal Face the Music

27 January 2020

To borrow a line from Comedy Tonight, the infectiously upbeat opening number of Face the Music 2020, there really was ‘something for everyone’ on Friday 24 January. 

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020

27 January 2020

The theme of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 18-25 January, was ‘they showed us unusual kindness.’ Taken from Acts 28:2, this draws on the story of St Paul finding safety in Malta after a shipwreck.

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Students receive offers from top universities

24 January 2020

University offers are well underway and it’s looking very positive. Students in the Upper Sixth have already received offers from top UK universities including Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Edinburgh, Bristol, Imperial College London and LSE.

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Sacred Heart Reps visit sisters

24 January 2020

On Wednesday 22 January, Mr Ross, our Sacred Heart Reps and I travelled to Duchesne House, Roehampton, to meet the retired Sisters of the Sacred Heart Order who live together in community.

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Sophie skis for Team GB at Youth Olympic Games

23 January 2020

Woldingham Sixth Former and sport scholar Sophie Foster was one of just four alpine skiers to represent Great Britain at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, 9-22 January.

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Year 8 take time to reflect

23 January 2020

On Tuesday 21 January, Year 8 students travelled to Aylesford Priory in Kent for a Day of Reflection, led by the Southwark Youth Services Team. 

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Theatrical art workshop

22 January 2020

On Monday 20 January we were delighted to have Jackie and Katie, both practising theatre set designers, to lead Year 9 art students in a theatre set workshop.

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Computer science students complete university task

21 January 2020

On Monday 20 January, Year 11 and Lower Sixth computer scientists visited the University of Southampton for a taster day.

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Higher education evening

20 January 2020

Speakers from four of the UK’s top universities (and some of the most popular universities with Woldingham students), Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter and Sussex, joined us on Thursday 16 January for our Higher Education Information Evening for Lower Sixth and Year 11 parents and students.

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Jane sings at Carnegie Hall

20 January 2020

I was thrilled to be able to sing twice at Carnegie Hall, New York, just before Christmas, having won second prize in the American Protégé International Vocal Competition earlier in the year.

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Students help make parishioners' lunch a great success

17 January 2020

On Saturday 11 January a group of Sixth Form students travelled the short distance to the Sacred Heart Parish, Caterham, to help organise the New Year lunch for parishioners.

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Time for a rethink

13 December 2019

REthink, Woldingham’s Theology and Philosophy Club, has just published its latest termly magazine.

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Two trophies for computer scientists

12 December 2019

On 11 December, ten Year 10 computer science students and a Lower Sixth mentor visited the University of Kent to take part in the First Lego League Competition.

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Eco Club digs deep

12 December 2019

Members of Woldingham’s Eco Committee – Alice, Claudia, Jing Qiao, Estelle, Mrs Clayton and Mr Ceska - headed for Top Pitches on Wednesday 11 December to plant four new trees.

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Hockey clean sweep finishes sporting term

12 December 2019

Our Year 7 netballers finished off their first term at Woldingham with excellent matches against Caterham and Reigate Grammar, losing only narrowly.

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Woldingham community rallies round for Fishlake

12 December 2019

In mid November, Mrs Vicky Panagiotidou, Year 11 Assistant Housemistress and Head of Swimming, suggested, as a school, we offer help to those affected by the serious flooding in Fishlake, near Doncaster.

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A wonderful celebration of Christmas

12 December 2019

The final week of term began with Woldingham’s annual Carol Service in the wonderful setting of Westminster Cathedral.

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Students support work of Cardinal Hume Centre

11 December 2019

On the morning of Woldingham’s Carol Service, a group of Sixth Form students, accompanied by Mrs Cheesman, Mrs Wiseman and me, visited the Cardinal Hume Centre to help sort out Christmas gifts to be distributed to families in need.

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West End Worthy Jesus Christ Superstar

11 December 2019

In the knowledge that Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera classic, Jesus Christ Superstar, was beginning its 50th anniversary celebrations, with numerous professional productions taking place across the globe, as a Sacred Heart school, we knew Woldingham had to be a part of this historic moment.

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Another term of big thinking

11 December 2019

Woldingham’s Thinking Big Lectures are designed to stimulate minds and provoke discussion.

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Gracie's climate change poster makes top five

10 December 2019

As a one-off maths lesson, students in Years 8 to 11 looked at the climate impact of fast fashion, particularly Christmas jumpers.

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Lights, Lebenkuchenherz and language learning

10 December 2019

Year 8 girls studying German took their language skills outside the classroom in early December, as they headed to Germany’s oldest city, Trier.

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Mrs Alex Hutchinson to leave Woldingham to become Head of James Allen's Girls' School

10 December 2019

Robert Parkinson, Chair of Governors, issued a letter on Friday 6 December with news that Headmistress Mrs Alex Hutchinson is to leave Woldingham School next summer having been appointed Head of James Allen’s Girls’ School from September 2020.

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Festive entertainment for guests from local community

6 December 2019

On Thursday 5 December, Mardeners showed themselves to be in fine voice as they entertained guests from local residential homes with a selection of carols and festive songs.

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Making politics relevant to students

6 December 2019

Mrs Payne, Woldingham’s Head of Politics, has done a great job of keeping the whole school community objectively informed about the December general election.

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Alumnae receive gold Duke of Edinburgh's Awards

3 December 2019

On 27 November, four recent Woldingham leavers - Maddie Wingate, Natasha Finch, Natalie Yu and Rebecca Goldsmith - were presented with their Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award certificates at St James's Palace.

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Successes on the pitch, in the pool and on wet and muddy terrain

28 November 2019

Our sports teams continue to perform well.

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Duchesne House goes back to the 80s

27 November 2019

Duchesne House went back to the 80s for this year’s House Feast.

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Autumn Concert is an evening of musical treats

26 November 2019

Our Autumn Concert on Thursday 21 November began with Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf – a work that was no doubt new to some and nostalgic for others.

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Christmas Shopping and Workshops Support Bursary programme

25 November 2019

Thank you to everyone who came along to this year’s Christmas Shopping Event held in the lighter, brighter exam centre on Thursday 21 November.

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Virtuoso performances inspire music students

25 November 2019

A spellbound audience of students and staff were wowed by virtuoso performances from London-based Taiwanese violinist Yu-Mien Sun, accompanied by pianist and Woldingham’s Co-ordinator of Instrumental Music Ruth Wang, at a lunchtime recital on Friday 22 November.

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Ribbons Launch Podcast

25 November 2019

As a Ribbons team, our focus for this year is on legacy and tradition.

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Lower Sixth and Alumnae Discuss Women and the Workplace

22 November 2019

Our fourth annual Women and the Workplace breakfast was once again a fantastic success, enjoyed by Lower Sixth students and guests alike.

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A Battle of Wits

21 November 2019

On Tuesday 19 November, members of each House gathered in the Auditorium and went head-to-head for the Inter-House Quiz.

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Oxbridge applicants put through their paces

20 November 2019

As part of their preparations for their upcoming interviews, our Upper Sixth Oxbridge applicants each delivered a talk on their specialist subject to students in Years 7 to Lower Sixth on our Kritikos programme.

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Enthusing Future Design Engineers

18 November 2019

On Wednesday 13 November, eight A Level DT students, Mr Wahab and Miss Graham went to Product Design in Action at the Emmanuel Centre, London.

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Developing Career Skills

14 November 2019

There was a wonderful buzz in the Stephens Room on Tuesday morning as Upper Sixth students and ten guests with a fascinating array of careers enjoyed lively conversation over breakfast.

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Working smarter, not harder

14 November 2019

On Wednesday morning, some of our Year 10 girls gathered for breakfast with teachers from the school’s Teaching and Learning Committee.

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Cross Country Success

14 November 2019

Our cross country runners performed extremely well in very muddy conditions in the South East Surrey Schools District Cross Country Competition on 5 November.

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Remembrance Assembly 2019

12 November 2019

On Armistice Day, Monday 11 November, the school community gathered to remember the sacrifice of those who serve to defend our freedoms and way of life.

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A sparkling evening

12 November 2019

Our annual Bonfire and Fireworks Night was, once again, a sparkling evening!

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Woldingham hosts day on how to master a medical school interview

11 November 2019

On Thursday 7 November our Upper Sixth medical applicants took part in an interview masterclass in partnership with their peers from Wallington County Grammar School.

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Woldingham and Whitgift Book Club

8 November 2019

On Tuesday 5 November, ten Sixth Formers, Mr Abbott and Miss Kaaber-Gore took a trip to Whitgift School.

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US Alumnae support Woldingham School bursary programme

7 November 2019

Just before half term, Mrs Hutchinson and I went to the United States to meet alumnae and members of the Sacred Heart community and raise awareness of the newly launched US development plan.

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Historians head to Berlin

6 November 2019

During half term, 21 history students travelled to Berlin.

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Fun and Flamenco in Seville

5 November 2019

On Monday 21 October, 32 adventurous Year 8 girls and our teachers travelled to Seville on a four-day trip.

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Theatre Studies Experience Day

4 November 2019

Shortly before half term, Sixth Formers studying Drama & Theatre Studies participated in the annual Theatre Studies Experience Day to launch a new academic year of theatrical adventures.

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Harvest Festival Produce Supports Purley Food Hub

17 October 2019

On Thursday 17 October we welcomed Helen from the Purley Food Hub to our Harvest Festival assembly.

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Top Tips for Kritikos Students

17 October 2019

On Tuesday 14 October, a group of Year 10, 11 and Lower Sixth students gathered for the inaugural Kritikos* lunch.

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Lunch Celebrates Final Year

17 October 2019

On Friday 11 October we were delighted to host a lunch for Upper Sixth mums.

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Bringing History to Life

17 October 2019

Last week saw the Year 9s go on the annual WWI battlefields trip to Ypres

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Sport Round Up

17 October 2019

Well done to our U15A netballers who were runners up in the District Netball Cup after a closely-contested final, losing by just one goal to RAAS.

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THRIVE Morning Focus on Community and Social Awareness

16 October 2019

During this year’s annual Woldingham THRIVE Day, students spent the morning serving the community and focusing on this year’s Sacred Heart goal, Social Awareness.

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Super Performances at Junior Choir Festival

16 October 2019

Well done to Hornsby House School for winning this year’s Junior Choir Festival with a fantastic performance of Blowin’ In The Wind.

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Coastal Coursework for Geographers

16 October 2019

Early on Friday 11 October, Upper Sixth geographers started making their way towards Paddington Station in London.

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Great opportunity for Sixth Form at Networking Breakfast

16 October 2019

Students in the Upper Sixth were able to hone their networking skills on Wednesday 15 October in the first of the two Networking Breakfasts this term.

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Sixth Form Open Evening

15 October 2019

On Thursday 10 October, students in Year 11 and their families were warmly welcomed to the Sixth Form Open Evening.

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Year 9 Day of Reflection

15 October 2019

On Monday 14 October, Year 9 and their tutors enjoyed a Day of Reflection at Aylesford Priory, facilitated by the Southwark Youth Services Team.

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Students and Staff Hit the Road, the Fields and the Footpaths

14 October 2019

Thankfully, in the midst of a rather wet autumn, the sun made a welcome, if sporadic, appearance for the annual Inter-House Cross Country and Fun Run on Thursday 10 October – the afternoon activity on Woldingham’s THRIVE Day.

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Celebrating the Canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman: A Saint for our Times

14 October 2019

On Sunday 14 October, Blessed John Henry Newman was declared a Saint of the Church by Pope Francis in Rome.

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Music Scholars Shine

11 October 2019

On Tuesday 8 October we welcomed our newest music scholars, Sophie, Dido, Jess and Isabel, to the Woldingham stage and they and our established scholars treated us to a lovely evening of music.

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Parents contribute to school strategy

10 October 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to the parents’ forum to discuss the School Strategic Development Plan 2019-24 on Monday 7 October.

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Digby House Feast

4 October 2019

On Thursday 3 October Digby had its annual House Feast.

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Sport Round Up

3 October 2019

The U12 netballers have made an excellent start to the year with wins over Thomas’s Clapham and Croydon High, while the U13’s beat Royal Albert and Alexandra School (RAAS) in their league fixtures.

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Celebrating National Poetry Day with Jolade Olusanya

3 October 2019

We were very fortunate to have Jolade Olusanya in school on Thursday 3 October to help us celebrate National Poetry Day.

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Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 10 October

3 October 2019

Woldingham Sixth Form is a thriving academic community.

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Careers in STEM Event

3 October 2019

A group of Year 11 scientists enjoyed an informative, inspiring – and fun – trip last week to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for its annual Careers in STEM event.

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Britain's First Female Fast Jet Pilot Gives Dineen Lecture

3 October 2019

We know that the sky’s the limit for Woldingham students, but some of them may now be seriously considering the sky as a destination following this year’s Dineen Lecture given by Jo Salter, Britain’s first female fast jet pilot.

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Sacred Heart Student Leaders Conference

2 October 2019

On Thursday 27 September, Woldingham hosted the annual Leading from the Heart Conference.

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Rock Climbing Club

1 October 2019

We have eight girls in the rock climbing club this term, which is being run at the K2 climbing centre in Crawley.

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Faith in Action Lecture - A Tale of Two Cities

30 September 2019

On Wednesday 18 September we welcomed Stephen Currid from the Cardinal Hume Centre, Westminster.

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Year 7 Day of Reflection

27 September 2019

On Tuesday 24 September, Year 7 travelled to Aylesford Priory in Kent for a Day of Reflection, led by the Southwark Youth Services Team. 

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Design and Technology students receive Starpack Awards

19 September 2019

Our Lower Sixth Design and Technology students entered the 2019 Starpack Industry Awards competition.

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Year 9 Activity Day

19 September 2019

Year 9 spent Monday 16 September in the middle of Ashdown Forest at Hindleap Warren Activity Centre, completing a range of activities from rock climbing to orienteering to team building tasks.

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ClubsFest 2019

18 September 2019

The noise level in Main House rose rapidly after school last Friday as everyone gathered for ClubsFest.

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Senior Sports Tour

17 September 2019

Last Friday the senior hockey and netball teams embarked on their annual sports trip – this year’s destination, Cheltenham.

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St Ives Art Trip

12 September 2019

Our Art trip to St Ives was both exciting and inspiring.

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House Festival 2019

12 September 2019

House Festival got the new academic year off to a colourful start on the first Saturday of term.

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Classroom to Boardroom

9 September 2019

In July, a team of twenty girls took part in Woldingham’s first ‘Classroom to Boardroom’ programme.

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Azorean Adventures

9 September 2019

“Hmmm, where are they again?” was a question I heard a lot when speaking to people about the school trip. Situated approximately 850 miles west of Portugal, The Azores form the most westerly point of Europe – useful for quizzers!

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Woldingham Girls have excelled in the new GCSE qualifications for the third year running

22 August 2019

More than a quarter of all Woldingham’s GCSE grades were at the highest 9 grade, 45% of grades were at 9-8 and half of the year group achieved seven or more 9-7 grades.

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Woldingham girls lead the way with one in four achieving straight A*-A grades at A Level

15 August 2019

Pupils at Woldingham School achieved excellent A Level results with nearly half of all grades at A*-A, one in five at A* and a quarter of pupils achieving straight A*-A grades.

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Prize Day 2019

30 July 2019

On Saturday, 6 July, the academic year at Woldingham was brought to a conclusion with Prize Day.

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Celebration of Achievement 2019

30 July 2019

On the last Friday of term, the Woldingham community gathered to celebrated the numerous and varied achievements of Years 7 to 9 over the past academic year, both in and out of the classroom.

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Sports Day 2019

4 July 2019

A sunny Sports Day saw all four Houses out in force. The spirit of the day was great and all who took part should be congratulated.

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Year 7's Technicolor Dream(coat)

4 July 2019

Year 7 performed the vibrant musical ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ last week.

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Parishioners' Lunch

3 July 2019

On Monday, we hosted a lunch in the Goddard Room for parishioners from the Sacred Heart Church in Caterham, All Saints Church in Oxted, St Ambrose Church in Warlingham and St Paul’s Church in Woldingham.

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Prestigious National Youth Theatre Course for Grace

3 July 2019

Year 11’s Grace will take part in the National Youth Theatre (NYT) Backstage Course (Sound Design & Composition) in August.

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Speak Up, Speak Out

3 July 2019

On Monday, Lower Sixth students took part in a day of public speaking workshops in order to enhance their portfolio of soft skills.

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Move Over, Glyndebourne

3 July 2019

Last Sunday saw a fabulous afternoon of glamorous picnics on Pergola Lawn, followed by Surrey Opera's wonderful performance of The Barber of Seville in our beautifully cool auditorium.

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Arkwright Engineering Scholarships for Milan and Grace

1 July 2019

In December 2018, Grace and I decided to put our mechanical and design skills to the test and apply for an Arkwright Scholarship.

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Intellectual Discussion Over Tea and Cake

1 July 2019

Kritikos offers provision to those students who demonstrate both high academic ability and high engagement with learning.

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Year 9 German Exchange

1 July 2019

The Year 9 German Exchange with girls from Sophie Barat School in Hamburg was a great success.

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Party on the Pitches - and farewell Mrs Brown

1 July 2019

After making way for our fabulous 175 Giving Day last year, Party on the Pitches returned with a bang last Friday!

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Assessed Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

28 June 2019

Last weekend, 50 Year 9 girls travelled by minibus into the North Downs to start our assessed expedition for our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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Day of STEM for our local primary schools

27 June 2019

Woldingham welcomed just over 50 girls from our local primary schools, St Francis’, St John’s and Woodlea, for a day exploring science, technology, engineering and maths related topics.

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Reading from Debut Novel

27 June 2019

Both staff and students were very excited to receive a visit from former Woldingham teacher Roy Peachey on Monday 24 June, the day his first novel was published.

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Theology Trip to Canterbury

27 June 2019

On Tuesday, Year 8 went on a Theology trip to Canterbury to visit the Cathedral and St Augustine’s Abbey.

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Marden Cross-Curricular Week 2019

26 June 2019

The theme for Marden’s Cross-Curricular Week this year was “Earth”; this was explored in a variety of ways in lessons, including:

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A Level and Lower Sixth Fine Art and Textiles Exhibition

25 June 2019

We enjoyed a wonderful, celebratory evening for the A Level and Lower Sixth Fine Art and Textiles exhibition; it was a fantastic showcase for the many and varied talents of the students.

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Inaugural Higher Education Conference

20 June 2019

We held our inaugural Higher Education Conference last week.

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The Dineen Lecture 2019

20 June 2019

The Dineen Lecture is financed by a gift from parents, following Dr Dineen’s retirement as Headmistress of Woldingham in 1997.

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Anything Goes

19 June 2019

As we have come to expect from our Anything Goes summer concert, all musical life was here!

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Poetry Awards for Sarah

18 June 2019

Woldingham's Head Girl, Sarah Adegbite, has recently won two poetry competitions: The Lancaster Writing Award for Poetry and the Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference (CISC) Senior Poetry Competition.

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Woldingham Alumna Co-authors Book

18 June 2019

Woldingham alumna Ore Ogunbiyi has co-authored a book with fellow Cambridge University graduate Chelsea Kwakye.

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Sport Round Up

18 June 2019

Despite the weather, there have been some excellent sport performances in recent weeks.

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Year 7 Grandparents' Tea

17 June 2019

It was a delight to welcome our Year 7 grandparents to our annual Grandparents’ Tea on Friday 14 June.

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Year 9 French Trip

17 June 2019

Last week we went on the school French trip.

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Woldingham Hosts GSA Meeting

14 June 2019

On Wednesday 12 June, Woldingham hosted the Teaching & Learning Cluster Group Meeting 2019 for Academic / T&L Assistant and Deputy Heads across the GSA network of schools.

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Slow Tech Week

14 June 2019

The first week after half term was “slow tech” week, when all of us in the school community were encouraged to take a step back from high tech and consider alternative ways of spending our time.

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Head of Art Exhibits at Brockley Open Studios

13 June 2019

I am delighted to be exhibiting at Brockley Open Studios (BOS) this summer. BOS has been providing a platform for local artists to promote, celebrate and sell their work since 1992 and it has been a pleasure to live and work within this diverse creative community.

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Watersports Trip

13 June 2019

Well we certainly had water - but mainly from above us! Our annual Year 8 Watersports trip to Ardingly Reservoir, West Sussex, took place on what proved to be one of the wettest June days in years - if I had put out a rain gauge, I am sure it would have been very full.

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Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award Practice Expedition

13 June 2019

Twenty girls set off from Woldingham on the Friday of half term for their Silver Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition.

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New Altar and Lectern

12 June 2019

I am very grateful to WPSA for providing the funding for a new altar and lectern for the school Chapel, which are now in place.

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Talitha Presented with Gold Award at Buckingham Palace

31 May 2019

Sixth Former Talitha went to Buckingham Palace last week to receive her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award certificate.

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Lower Sixth Visit Supreme Court and Parliament

23 May 2019

On Thursday 16 May, Lower Sixth students of Government and Politics visited the Supreme Court and the Houses of Parliament.

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Old Girls' Day 2019

22 May 2019

We were thrilled to welcome over 180 alumnae and their families to our annual Old Girls’ Day last Sunday.

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Shaunagh Brown Presents Annual Sports Awards

22 May 2019

Guest of honour at our annual Sports Dinner was Shaunagh Brown, who plays rugby for England Women and was part of this year’s Six Nations squad, despite having only taken up the sport at the age of 25.

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Sport Round Up

22 May 2019

Last Saturday we hosted our first Invitational Cricket Tournament.

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New Writing Award for Drama Scholars

22 May 2019

On Wednesday 8 May, a group of sixteen Drama scholars (fourteen on stage and two working as lighting and sound technicians) performed their reworking of Alice in Wonderland, Alice 13, at the Leatherhead Drama Festival.

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GCSE Art Exhibition

21 May 2019

Last week we enjoyed a lively and popular GCSE Art Private View.

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UKMT Junior Individual Challenge

21 May 2019

At the end of April, a group of Mathematics students from Years 7 and 8 participated in the UK Mathematics Trust: Junior Individual Challenge, a nationwide competition full of lively and intriguing problem solving questions.

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Café Scientifique: 3D Imaging and Virtual Tumours

21 May 2019

Last Thursday, Natalie Holroyd gave a fascinating Café Scientifique talk about the revolutionary work her lab has been doing on 3D imaging and virtual tumours, using Artificial Intelligence.

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Year 7 Trip to France

20 May 2019

Year 7 students enjoyed a trip to France last weekend. Highlights included biscuits, marshmallows, waffles, ice creams - and snails! - as Oksana explains below (en française of course).

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Dance Show

20 May 2019

Girls from Year 7 to Year 10 took to the stage to perform in the annual Dance Show last week.

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La Salle des Énigmes

17 May 2019

Onatti Productions returned to the Woldingham stage, this time to perform a play entirely in French – La Salle des Énigmes.

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Upper Sixth Leavers' Mass

17 May 2019

On Monday 13 May we celebrated Upper Sixth Leavers’ Mass in the School Chapel; our Sacred Heart Ribbon, Winifred, led the procession of leavers carrying roses, which is part of the Sacred Heart tradition, symbolising innocence and love and being joined in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

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Geographers Visit Jurassic Coast

16 May 2019

Year 10 geographers had an early start to their fieldtrip to Swanage in Dorset, leaving at 7.30am in the bright sunshine that was to stay with us the whole weekend.

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Classlist

14 May 2019

Just a reminder that WPSA has joined Classlist: available as a private and secure website and an app, Classlist is designed to make life easier for school parents.

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Open Day at BlueCrest Capital Management

9 May 2019

On Wednesday, Mrs Chambers, Head of Higher Education and Careers, and I accompanied 21 Lower Sixth students to BlueCrest Capital Management’s offices in London for a bespoke Open Day;

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Bank Holiday Boarding Trip

9 May 2019

The boarders’ Bank Holiday weekend trip to Marchant Hill was a huge success!

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Alumna Emma Joins Cast of The Crown

8 May 2019

We are delighted at the news that alumna Emma Corrin is to join the cast of The Crown in season four.

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Thinking Big: Benny Dembitzer

8 May 2019

Thoughts were most definitely provoked earlier this week by a passionate talk in our 'Thinking Big' series from economist Benny Dembitzer.

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Junior Production: The Black Knot

8 May 2019

Last Friday, a cast of 39 Year 8 and Year 9 students took to the stage in what can only be described as a spellbinding adaptation of the ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Since January, a full ensemble cast had been rehearsing tirelessly to bring something different to the Woldingham stage and they did not disappoint.

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WPSA Staff vs. Parents Rounders Match

7 May 2019

The annual Staff vs. Parents Rounders Match was held on Top Pitches last week in dry weather, if not the glorious sunshine of last year.

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Maths in the Big Apple

3 May 2019

Woldingham and New York are not two places one would commonly associate; the picturesque Surrey countryside would stand out amongst the avant-garde concrete jungle.

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First Holy Communion

2 May 2019

On Sunday 28 April the School Chapel was filled to capacity as two Year 7 students, Allegra and Alana, celebrated their First Holy Communion.

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WPSA House Charity Sponsored Walk

2 May 2019

Students, staff and family members took part in the biennial sponsored walk on the first Saturday of the summer term to raise money for our House charities.

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Three titles for Liv at British Alpine Championships

1 May 2019

Liv Foster, Upper Sixth, enjoyed phenomenal success at the 2019 Delancy British Alpine Championships, which were held in Tignes, France, in the Easter holidays. 

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A trip to The Lion King

1 May 2019

Year 7 and Year 9 students who take part in the weekly collaborative musical theatre class with the Orpheus Centre had the opportunity to see The Lion King in the West End with our Orpheus friends.

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Charlotte Wins Second Mini London Marathon

1 May 2019

Lower Sixth Former Charlotte Alexander won the U17 Girls Virgin Money Giving Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April – two years after winning it in the U15 category.

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Ski Trip to Sunday River, USA

26 April 2019

The first week of the Easter holidays saw the annual school ski trip head to Sunday River in Maine, USA.

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Gala Opera Event Sunday 30 June

12 April 2019

Mrs Alex Hutchinson and the Woldingham School Foundation invite you to

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Fight Night: Stage Combat Performance

28 March 2019

A group of Sixth Form students have successfully ‘fought’ their way to being awarded certificates from The British Academy of Dramatic Combat, following an eleven week course.

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Remembering Sister Dorothy Bell RSCJ OBE (1924-2019)

28 March 2019

Sister Dorothy Bell RSCJ, who died earlier this month, devoted the majority of her long and remarkable life to education.

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Julia Wins 2019 Prix de la Paix

27 March 2019

The annual French essay competition, Prix de la Paix, was won this year by Julia, Upper Sixth.

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Squabbling Sisters entertain and educate

27 March 2019

On Monday afternoon, those of us studying German in Years 7 to 11 had the opportunity of improving our language skills, as the Onatti Theatre Company came to Woldingham to put on a performance of So Eine Nervensäge (What a Nuisance).

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Lily and Grace appear on BBC One

26 March 2019

As part of my Higher Sports Leadership qualification, I, and some of my fellow Sixth Formers, work with the Orpheus Centre – a local college that builds the confidence and skills of young disabled adults through the performing arts.

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Maths Puzzle Workshop

26 March 2019

Today the Happy Puzzle company came in to talk to us about teamwork, perseverance and making maths fun! We worked through puzzles and challenges in groups and tried to complete them to the best of our ability.

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End of Term Sport Round Up

26 March 2019

The season came to close last Saturday with some outstanding netball being played across all year groups against Gordon’s School.

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WSHA Business Networking Event 2019

26 March 2019

Our annual WSHA Business Networking event took place on Thursday 14 March at The Grosvenor Hotel, London.

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Confirmation Ceremony

25 March 2019

On Friday 15 March, the school Chapel was filled to capacity as 19 students were confirmed by Bishop Richard Moth, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton.

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Carnival of the Animals - a concert for spring

25 March 2019

Thursday’s Spring Concert was entitled Carnival of the Animals and, unsurprisingly, it featured a selection of the movements from Saint-Saëns’s 1886 suite of the same name, played by the Symphony Orchestra.

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Careers in STEM Evening

22 March 2019

Government statistics show that women make up less than one quarter of the UK’s STEM workforce, so it was wonderful to welcome guests to our Careers in STEM evening, helping students find out more about where their interests in Science, Technology and Maths could take them.

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Year 11 Mass

21 March 2019

On Tuesday 19 March, the Feast of St Joseph, Year 11 gathered in the Chapel for Mass, the theme of which was friendship. 

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A Vibrant International Evening

21 March 2019

From whirling dances and sensational singers to drama on the piano, our International Evening was full of colour, vibrancy and enthusiasm.

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Students brave the elements on Duke of Edinburgh Award practice expeditions

21 March 2019

On Saturday 16 March, 49 Year 9 students set off on their Bronze practice expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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Emily takes to the Glyndbourne Stage

19 March 2019

I auditioned for Glyndebourne Youth Opera when I was 13; I had always loved singing, acting and performing, so becoming part of GYO sounded like the perfect thing for me.

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Spring Term Sporting Successes

14 March 2019

The second half of term has seen some fantastic sporting successes for Woldingham, in particular for our U13 teams:

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100,000 Genomes Project

14 March 2019

Last Friday, Dr Nirupa Murugaesu gave a compelling talk about the 100,000 Genomes Project and the future of genetics in healthcare.

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Women & the Workplace Panel Discussion

13 March 2019

Now in its third year, our Women and the Workplace panel discussion is a fantastic event designed to raise and discuss issues facing working women, and to offer valuable insights to our students as they start to think about their own career aspirations.

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Anthea Wins Silver and Bronze Idea Awards

13 March 2019

The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) aims to equip people with digital and enterprise skills.

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Year 11 Chemists Visit Oxford University

13 March 2019

Meeting yesterday morning at 6:55am and getting on a coach with a bunch of bleary eyed teenagers was a wonderful start to the day!

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Music Scholars' Concert

13 March 2019

Monday's Scholars’ Concert was, as always, a treat - and included a world premiere!

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Computer Science 'Robo Workshop'

12 March 2019

Year 9 Computer Science students spent Tuesday morning in a ‘Robo Workshop’.

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Celebrating LGBT History Month

11 March 2019

Students from Year 11 to Upper Sixth celebrated LGBT History Month at the last meeting of WOW (Women of Woldingham), with Miss Noble and Miss Reay.

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Inter-House Pancake Race 2019

11 March 2019

The year, the calendar allowed the running of the annual Inter-House Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday itself, meaning that, appropriately, pancakes provided the fuel for participants in this keenly-contested event.

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Woldingham Shares Best Practice at GSA Conference

11 March 2019

Mrs Gail Haythorne, Senior Teacher, Staff Development, presented some highlights from Woldingham’s THRIVE programme to the Girls’ School Association’s national conference for Deputy Heads and Senior Leaders, hosted by Edgbaston High School in February.

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Teachers As Learners

8 March 2019

Do you think the word ‘struggle’ is positive or negative?

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Author Fleur Hitchcock Visits Woldingham

8 March 2019

We were delighted that the popular children’s author Fleur Hitchcock could visit us for the day on Tuesday 5th March as part of our World Book Day celebrations.

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Year 9 Day of Reflection

7 March 2019

On Monday, Year 9 celebrated a Day of Reflection at Aylesford Priory in Kent;

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Marvellous Maths Results in UKMT Challenges

5 March 2019

In February, Mathematics students participated in two competitions run by the UK Mathematical Trust.

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Theatre Set Design Workshop

4 March 2019

Just before half term we were delighted to welcome Ken Walker from Chelsea Camberwell and Wimbledon School of Art and Jackie and Niall, both practising artists, to lead Year 9 art students in a theatre set workshop.

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Careers in Law Panel

14 February 2019

A packed audience of students interested in law enjoyed a fascinating evening with a panel of lawyers from a wide array of practice areas within the legal profession at our Careers in Law event this week.

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Sport Round Up

14 February 2019

After many fixtures being affected by the snowy spell, we have finally got to play some sport and Mardeners have enjoyed some excellent results!

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Don Quijote Workshop

12 February 2019

The most influential novel written in Spanish, Don Quijote, was brought to life in a noisier-than-usual Exam Centre this week by Years 7 and 8 acting, supplying sound effects and providing audience participation (in Spanish, of course), led by visiting performer, Laura.

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Jazz Night

12 February 2019

Woldingham’s musicians shook things up a little last week and the result was a mellow, melodious, marvellous Jazz Night

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Year 10 Enjoy GCSE Science Live!

12 February 2019

Last Friday, Year 10 were lucky enough to be taken to The Apollo, Victoria, for a series of thought-provoking lectures about many different aspects of science at GCSE Science Live!

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Café Scientifique Lecture about CRISPR

11 February 2019

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Bookbuzz

8 February 2019

Girls in Years 7 and 8 have participated in BookTrust’s Bookbuzz programme once again this year.

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Year 10 Day of Reflection

7 February 2019

Year 10 and their tutors travelled to Aylesford Priory in Kent for a Day of Reflection, the focus of which was on the Sacred Heart Goal of Personal Growth.

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Woldingham wins TES Independent School Award

6 February 2019

Woldingham is delighted to be have been awarded ‘marketing campaign of the year’ at the prestigious TES Independent School Awards 2019.

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Natalia Wins Prestigious European Commission Translation Competition

5 February 2019

Woldingham Sixth Former Natalia Glazman is the UK winner of Juvenes Translatores, an annual competition which rewards the best translators in the European Union.

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Skiers Compete In 2019 British Schoolgirls' Races

31 January 2019

Six girls took part in the British Schoolgirls' Races in Flaine, in the French Alps, earlier this week.

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Olivia Selected To Ski For Team GB

30 January 2019

Woldingham Sixth Former Olivia Foster has been selected to represent Great Britain in Alpine Skiing at the 2019 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOF).

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Year 11 Brain Breakfast

30 January 2019

Some of our Year 11 students attended our ‘Brain Breakfast’ earlier this week.

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Southern Schools Book Award

30 January 2019

Last Friday, Book Club members travelled to Roedean School in Brighton for the presentation of the Southern Schools Book Award.

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Young Musicians Final 2019

29 January 2019

In his welcome, Director of Music, Mr John Hargreaves, said what a lovely start to the musical year this annual event is – and then qualified its inaugural position as he recalled the House Festival heats the previous Friday that had led up to it. 

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Students Meet Parliamentary Researcher

25 January 2019

Sixth Form Government & Politics students were honoured with a visit from Parliamentary researcher

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Higher Education Information Evening

24 January 2019

Speakers from five of the UK’s top universities – Bath, Durham, Loughborough, Nottingham and St Andrews – joined us for our Higher Education Information Evening for Lower Sixth and Year 11 students and parents.

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Duchesne Heads to Hawaii

24 January 2019

Duchesne enjoyed a lovely Mass, followed by a tropical-themed evening as we ‘headed to Hawaii’ on Tuesday.

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Sixth Form Portfolio Workshop

17 January 2019

Ken Walker, from the University of the Arts London, returned once again to Woldingham this week to offer his time and expertise to our students;

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Sport Round Up

17 January 2019

It has been a busy start to sport this term, with ten teams playing on the first weekend back.

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Spanish Film Studies at the BFI

17 January 2019

Last Friday the Lower and Upper Sixth Spanish students attended a fascinating study day at the British Film Institute on London’s Southbank.

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Year 11 Day of Reflection

16 January 2019

On Monday, Year 11 students and their tutors travelled to Aylesford Priory in Kent for a Day of Reflection; this was facilitated by the Southwark Youth Services Team and the focus was on the Sacred Heart Goal for the academic year, personal growth. 

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Students Spread Christmas Cheer in January

15 January 2019

On Sunday, a group of Sixth Formers headed to the Sacred Heart parish in Caterham to help with its ‘Christmas Lunch’, which is celebrated in January!

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An Introduction to Oxbridge

14 January 2019

Four Woldingham Old Girls returned last week to talk to Year 11 and Lower Sixth students about their experiences of the Oxbridge application process, as well as life and study at Cambridge University (at which three are in their first or second year and from which one graduated in the summer).

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Year 7 Drama Workshop Performance

14 January 2019

Year 7 members of the weekly Drama Workshop shared the fruits of their labour last week.

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Trier Christmas Market Trip

13 December 2018

As is now a Woldingham tradition, Year 8 students of German travelled to Trier, one of Germany’s oldest cities, where they visited the Christmas market in order to practise their language skills in a real life situation.

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Higher Sports Leadership

13 December 2018

Roles were reversed on Wednesday as Lower Sixth students took charge of a sports activity for staff.

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A Joyful Celebration of Christmas

12 December 2018

Well over 1,000 members of the Woldingham community attended this year’s carol service in Westminster Cathedral.

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December Sport Round Up

12 December 2018

The last few weeks of term has, as always, been busy for PE. 

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Oh! What A Lovely War

11 December 2018

On Thursday and Friday evenings last week, 22 Sixth Formers took to the stage to perform in Oh! What A Lovely War.

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Foundation Day Mass

7 December 2018

Last Friday brought the eve of Woldingham’s 176th anniversary, and our community, which includes well over 100 students and staff who have joined it in the last year, gathered for our Foundation Day Mass.

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Top of the Bench

5 December 2018

This year, Woldingham’s team of chemists participating in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Top of the Bench competition was comprised of Bella and Stephanie from Year 9, Sophie from Year 10 and Gemma from Year 11

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Hans Woyda Maths Competition

4 December 2018

Hans Woyda is a prestigious Maths competition for schools in the London area and our teams have gone from strength to strength this year. 

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Fundraiser Dinner in Hong Kong

3 December 2018

At the end of November we hosted Woldingham's inaugural fundraiser dinner in Hong Kong at the prestigious Shek O Country Club, courtesy of one of our alumnae who is the Lady Captain there.

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UK Mathematics Trust Challenges

3 December 2018

November saw Sixth Formers take part in two nationwide Maths competitions, with the UK Mathematics Trust Senior Individual Challenge in the early part of the month and the Senior Team Challenge in its last week.

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Inter Faith Week 2018

1 December 2018

Inter Faith Week begins on Remembrance Sunday each year to enable people of different faith backgrounds to remember together the service of soldiers and civilians of all faiths and beliefs and to reflect on peace.

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Sport Round Up

29 November 2018

A rather wet, windy and, very briefly, snowy November has meant that the sports tour in sunny South Africa is a fairly distant memory, but hasn’t impacted on sporting success:

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Showcase at The Orpheus Centre

29 November 2018

A group of parents and staff were treated to a showcase at the Orpheus Centre on Monday evening, to celebrate the work that Woldingham girls in Years 7-9 and Orpheus students have achieved this term in their collaborative musical theatre group.

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Digby House Mass and Feast

29 November 2018

On Tuesday evening we celebrated the life of Mother Digby with Mass in the chapel, during which we were treated to performances by some of Digby's singers and a string quartet.

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Community Carols

29 November 2018

Woldingham girls made us all very proud once again as Year 7s from Digby and Barat helped host ‘Carols at Woldingham’ as part of their Thrive program.

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Autumn Concert

27 November 2018

The Autumn Concert was a piece of art that could be described as flamboyant and delightful.

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Standing Ovation for Autumn Concert

27 November 2018

Despite the orchestral and choral performance of Howard Blake’s The Snowman, the Autumn Concert was especially warm this year.

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Christmas Workshops and Shopping Event

27 November 2018

In honour of our inaugural Christmas Shopping Event, Main House took on a decidedly festive air earlier than usual this year, with twinkling Christmas tree lights and aromas of cloves and cinnamon – emanating both from candles and mulled wine!

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Inaugural Brain Breakfast

23 November 2018

We held Woldingham's very first Brain Breakfast on Thursday morning. Some Year 10 pupils took part in small group discussions about the highs and lows of their learning experiences, and also enjoyed a delicious full English breakfast.

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Sports Leadership Training

23 November 2018

Year 8 students, Amelie, Rosie, Ella, Imogen, Milly and Sophie, were selected to represent Woldingham at a sports leadership day, run by Surrey Active.

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Upper Sixth Networking Breakfast

15 November 2018

On Tuesday we held the second of this year’s Upper Sixth Networking Breakfasts, welcoming professionals from the fields of Accountancy, Architecture, Civil Service, Dentistry, Event Production, Film Production, Finance, Human Resources, Media, Property and Technology.

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Year 9 Design WWI Centenary Memorials

14 November 2018

Following their trip to the battlefields around Ypres last month, Year 9 were tasked with creating a memorial to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

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Bonfire and Fireworks Night

13 November 2018

Bouts of heavy rain didn’t dampen spirits at last weekend’s Bonfire and Fireworks Night. Nor did it have any apparent effect on the huge bonfire – an annual triumph, courtesy of our wonderful grounds team.

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National Poetry Day Competition

12 November 2018

To celebrate National Poetry Day on 4 October, the Library and English Department jointly ran a competition for students to write and submit a poem on the subject of ‘Change’ – this year's theme.

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Remembrance Assembly

12 November 2018

Last week Woldingham remembered those who have died in the line of duty in a moving Remembrance Assembly.

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South Africa Sports Tour

8 November 2018

In half term 27 Woldingham students embarked on a ten-day netball and hockey tour of South Africa.

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Drama and Theatre Studies Day

22 October 2018

Last Wednesday began with a two-hour practical performance workshop for our A Level Drama students.

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Music Scholars' Concert

19 October 2018

Last night’s concert was a lovely way to finish the first half of term. Director of Music, John Hargreaves, welcomed everyone and introduced a programme put together by Katie Wong, who also provided beautiful piano accompaniment to many of the performers.

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From Woldingham to the West End

18 October 2018

On Wednesday, staff and Sixth Form students headed into London to see the English National Opera's production of Porgy and Bess.

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Year 8 Day of Reflection

17 October 2018

On Monday, Year 8 students travelled to Aylesford Priory for a Day of Reflection, led by the Southwark Youth Services team.

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Marden House Mass

17 October 2018

The school Chapel was full on Tuesday, as students from Years 7 and 8 gathered together to celebrate their House Mass, the focus of which was ‘growing together as individuals in our Marden Community’.

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Upper Sixth Networking Breakfast

17 October 2018

On Tuesday, we held the first of this year’s Networking Breakfasts, attended by one half of our Upper Sixth students and guests working in accountancy, banking, event production, fundraising, marketing, public relations, and technology.

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Upper Sixth Ladies Lunch

16 October 2018

As ever, this annual event was a delight, with lots of chatter, delicious food and a wonderful setting in the Stephens Room.

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Harvest Festival

16 October 2018

Once again, the generous donations of provisions from girls, parents and staff have been given to the Purley Food Hub

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Barat House Mass and Feast

15 October 2018

After Mass, Barat headed to Marden Dining Room for an evening of circus-themed fun and, amongst other entertainment, tried turning their hands to balloon modelling - with great success.

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WWI Battlefields Trip

15 October 2018

Last Friday, the whole of Year 9 arrived at school very early for the annual trip to the WWI battlefields around Ypres.

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U15 Netball Successes

12 October 2018

Our U15B Netball team have become District Champions and our U15C team, runners up in the District Shield.  The respective team captains reflect on their success:

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Junior Choir Festival 2018

11 October 2018

This was a spectacular afternoon of choral workshops at Woldingham School, culminating in a finale by the junior school choirs - described by one parent as ‘a truly uplifting evening’.

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Memorial Mass for Jayne Triffitt

10 October 2018

Family is very important to us at Woldingham and on 3 July 2018, our community was rocked by the news that Jayne Triffitt, Headmistress of our school from 2007 to 2016, had died peacefully having bravely battled leukaemia for the past year.

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Sixth Form Open Evening 2018

8 October 2018

We were delighted to welcome Year 11 students and parents to our recent Sixth Form Open Evening, where they explored the extraordinary range of 27 A-Level subject choices open to them at Woldingham, including a whole host of new and exciting options, such as Economics, Psychology and Politics.

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Heart Fest 2018

8 October 2018

Last week, seven Woldingham students and two members of staff, made our way up to Newcastle to join other Sacred Heart Schools from all over the country for the annual Heart Fest.

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Dinner with Jazz

4 October 2018

Those parents able to join us enjoyed a fabulous evening at Boisdale of Belgravia on Wednesday!

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THRIVE Morning

4 October 2018

What a THRIVE Morning we undertook in Marden this year.

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Celebrating National Poetry Day

4 October 2018

To celebrate National Poetry Day, students, and Library Manager Ms Owens, took to the Live Lounge stage today to share a much-loved poem.

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House Cross Country and Fun Run

3 October 2018

After lunch on Tuesday, the back drive was a colourful sight as students and staff made their way to Top Pitches for the annual House Cross Country and Fun Run.

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Sport Round Up

3 October 2018

It has been a busy first few weeks of term for Sport with plenty of fixtures across the board.

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Study Overseas Fair

2 October 2018

Last week we were delighted to host the Study Overseas Fair, organised by The Student World which acts as an umbrella for numerous overseas institutions who wish to let British students know about opportunities for study abroad.

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Faith in Action Lecture: For Jimmy

1 October 2018

Last Wednesday, the school community had the privilege of listening to a wonderful presentation by Margaret and Barry Mizen as they spoke movingly of how their son Jimmy was murdered, the day after his sixteenth birthday, in an unprovoked attack as he went shopping in his local high street in 2008.

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Year 7 Day of Reflection

28 September 2018

On Monday, Year 7 travelled to Aylesford Priory in Kent to celebrate together in a Day of Reflection, organised by the Southwark Youth Services team.

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Senior Hockey and Netball Tour

20 September 2018

Last weekend, our newly-formed senior netball and hockey teams got to play together for the first time, on tour in Cardiff. We arrived a little late for our first fixture on Friday, due to traffic, so it was a case of ‘straight onto the pitch’ for our 2nd XI.

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ClubsFest 2018

19 September 2018

Last Friday afternoon, Main House came alive with the buzz and excitement of ClubsFest.

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Maisie competes at British Triathlon U20 Festival

18 September 2018

Last Saturday, as part of the British Triathlon U20 Festival, Year 10 student Maisie Gibbins competed in the Inter Regional Championships.

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Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Qualifying Expedition

14 September 2018

Whilst many of us were heading for the beach or the pool as the summer holidays began, seven Sixth Formers headed for the Lake District National Park to undertake their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award qualifying expedition.

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House Festival 2018

13 September 2018

House Festival is a much loved and long-standing tradition, in which the Woldingham community comes together at the start of the academic year with an extravaganza of drama, dance and song.

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Adventures in Ecuador

11 September 2018

Instead of spending the first three weeks of the summer holiday relaxing on beach, 34 girls and four teachers embarked on an expedition to Ecuador with Camps International.

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St Ives Art Trip

11 September 2018

Our trip to St Ives was amazing. The first thing we did when we arrived was sketch the view of the town.

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Pre Season

10 September 2018

On 31 August we welcomed girls from Year 7 and Year 8 for pre season netball and hockey training.

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Girls excel at new GCSEs – 46% of all Woldingham grades at A*/9-8.

23 August 2018

Girls at Woldingham School have excelled in the new qualifications for the second year running.

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Best ever A Level results: 61% A*-A

16 August 2018

Pupils at Woldingham School have achieved outstanding A Level results with 61% of grades achieved at A*-A and 22% of all grades at A*. This is the highest proportion of A*-A grades that the school has ever recorded.

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BBC Media Editor Gives 2018 Prize Day Address

19 July 2018

On Saturday 7 July Woldingham School said farewell to the Upper Sixth with a graduation ceremony and prize giving for senior girls. Guest of Honour, Amol Rajan, BBC Media Editor, spoke to pupils about his career in media and the five lessons he had learnt along the way:

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Celebration of Achievement 2018

11 July 2018

Last Friday the Woldingham community celebrated the many achievements of Years 7 to 9 over the past academic year.

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A Year In The Life Of Woldingham

8 July 2018

View the video here

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Charlotte competes for GB Athletics Team

5 July 2018

Charlotte Alexander travelled to Hungary earlier this week with the GB team to take part in the European Athletics U18 Championships.

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Sports Day 2018

5 July 2018

Sports Day took place in fantastic, if somewhat hot, weather on Wednesday 4 July.

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175 WoldFest

5 July 2018

Straight after Giving Day, those who had run, swum, driven and sung in the name of charity made the very short journey to the Kitchen Garden where they were joined by family and friends for 175 WoldFest – Woldingham’s very own Family Summer Festival, organised by WPSA.

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Woldingham School hosts university access residential

4 July 2018

Year 10 students identified as having the potential to thrive at university attended a residential at Woldingham last week, as part of the United Access programme.

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Parent and Daughter Tennis

4 July 2018

This morning's Parent and Daughter Tennis event was well supported, with a total of 30 pairs for the Marden and Senior age groups, and we had the welcome relief of light cloud cover for the first hour or so.

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Parishioners' Lunch

4 July 2018

On Monday, Woldingham hosted a lunch for local parishioners and residents from local nursing homes, where the students visit on a regular basis throughout the academic year.

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Jayne Triffitt

3 July 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce that Jayne Triffitt, Headmistress of our school from 2007 to 2016, died peacefully this morning. Jayne had been battling cancer for the past year and her condition deteriorated rapidly last week.

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Year 7 Drama Production: The Peace Child

2 July 2018

Last Thursday, Year 7 girls treated parents and friends to a vibrant performance of 'The Peace Child', which involved every girl in the year group. As is now a tradition with the annual Year 7 show, every single girl said at least one line, all with great confidence.

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175 Giving Day raises over £20,000

2 July 2018

Last Friday, as the culmination of Woldingham's 175th anniversary celebrations, students, staff and parents took part in a host of 175-themed sponsored activities to raise money for Woldingham School’s Bursary Fund and the Laini Saba School in Kenya.

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175 Books for Keep Churchill at Chartwell Appeal

29 June 2018

One of Woldingham’s examination invigilators for the best part of a decade, Doreen Rawlinson is also a volunteer at nearby Chartwell, the former home of Sir Winston Churchill.

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Woldingham hosts local primary schools for an accelerated learning day

29 June 2018

Woldingham ran a day of extended learning for local primary school students from Godstone, St Francis’, Woodlea and St John’s schools on Wednesday.

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Museum Visits Inspire Scholars' Presentations

28 June 2018

Our younger academic scholars presented a range of EPQ style studies to an enthralled audience of family, friends and staff. Dr Bennett introduced the presentations by explaining the importance of curiosity - a desire to know - and its role in intellectual and imaginative creativity.

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Theatre and Fashion Design Workshop

27 June 2018

Year 9 Art students enjoyed a fantastic theatre and fashion design workshop with the fabulous Ken Walker from Chelsea, Camberwell, Wimbledon Art School.

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German Exchange

27 June 2018

Last month, students studying German continued the very successful tradition of a visit to our partner Sacred Heart school, the Sophie Barat Schule, in Hamburg.

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French exchange in Martigny-les-Bains

26 June 2018

Mlle Lemée, our French assistant, and I took a group of 11 students from Year 9 to visit their French partners for a week.

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A Level Art Private View

21 June 2018

Last night we enjoyed a fantastic, celebratory evening for the A Level and Lower Sixth Fine Art and Textiles Private View.

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Summer Concert: Anything Goes!

21 June 2018

It’s a rare programme where Grieg rubs shoulders with Bon Jovi, Sheeran follows Haydn and Mendelssohn’s Venetian Boat Song meets the Colonel Bogey March – but it makes for excellent entertainment!

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Carnegie Shadowing Group

21 June 2018

Our first foray into shadowing the judging of the CILIP Carnegie Medal has proved a very positive experience for all involved.

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Sport Round Up

20 June 2018

The athletics season is in full swing and Woldingham’s athletes put in a strong performance at the Surrey Schools Track and Field Championships earlier this month, with Charlotte Alexander and Isobel Penniceard taking first and second places in the 1500m, and third places for Georgia Velasco in shot put and Sophie Foster in javelin.

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Sports Dinner 2018

20 June 2018

Former England cricketer, double World Cup winner and four times Ashes winner, Lydia Greenway was guest of honour at Woldingham’s annual Sports Dinner.

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Peer Mentoring

19 June 2018

Last Friday morning, Year 7 stepped back in time – by just over nine months.

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Year 7 Grandparents' Tea Party

18 June 2018

Our annual Year 7 Grandparents' Tea Party took place last Friday and is genuinely one of the highlights of the Woldingham social calendar!

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Shakespeare's Plays in an Hour

14 June 2018

Yesterday, we enjoyed a visit from author and historian Chris Lloyd.

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Assessed Expedition for Bronze D of E Award

13 June 2018

Last Saturday morning, 41 eager girls congregated at school to embark on their assessed expedition for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

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A Little Bit of Cornwall Comes to Woldingham

12 June 2018

Having had a brief back in September to brighten up the courtyard to the rear of the 3D Art room, with the help of Years 7 and 8, I had plenty of time to think and plan.

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Water Sports Trip

12 June 2018

The annual Year 8 trip to Ardingly Activity Centre went ahead on a breezy, sunny day - perfect for the water sports activities on our programme.

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Dance Display

5 June 2018

This year’s Dance Display, entitled ‘A Million Dreams’, brought together a host of students from all year groups.

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Upper Sixth Leavers' Mass

23 May 2018

On Monday we gathered in the School Chapel to celebrate the Upper Sixth Leavers’ Mass. The Sacred Heart Ribbon, Vienna Leung, led the procession of leavers into the Chapel, each one carrying a rose.

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Year 7 French Trip

23 May 2018

On Friday 18th June at 6.30am, a group of tired eleven and twelve year olds filled the coach ready for the four-hour journey to Northern France.

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Royal Wedding Celebrations

22 May 2018

For those who hadn't received an invitation to St George's Chapel last Saturday, there was no better place to be than Marden Dining Hall.

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A Feast of Music

22 May 2018

We were treated to two exceptional musical performances in the space of just one week. Upper Sixth Formers Elina Pampapathi and Maya Suen are both preparing for diplomas and wanted to perform the pieces they have been working so hard on to family, friends, teachers and other members of the Woldingham community.

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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

21 May 2018

Last week, Year 8 went on a physics trip to the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium.

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Secondary Schools Pilgrimage

21 May 2018

Last Friday, a group of Year 8 students and I took part in the Secondary Schools Pilgrimage to Arundel Cathedral.

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WPSA Rounders Match 2018

21 May 2018

Last Thursday saw the annual WPSA staff vs. parents rounders match.

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GCSE Art Private View 2018

18 May 2018

We were delighted to celebrate all of the hard work and immense talent of the 36 GCSE artists at the Private View last night.

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Woldingham and CISC Conference on Catholic Education

16 May 2018

Last week, Woldingham hosted a day conference for Heads and Governors working in Catholic Independent Schools.

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Old Girls' Day 2018

15 May 2018

We were delighted to welcome back over 140 alumnae and their families, to our annual Old Girls’ Day last Sunday; past staff and Sisters from the Sacred Heart also joined us.

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Geographers Head to Dorset

15 May 2018

The Year 10 geographers had an early start to their fieldtrip to Swanage, in Dorset.

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Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads

11 May 2018

The speaker at last night’s Café Scientifique was Zena Curry, South East Area Highway Manager for Surrey County Council, civil engineer – and Woldingham parent.

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Cricket, Carriage Driving, Gymnastics and Athletics

10 May 2018

I’m delighted to report that our cricket team won both matches in the U12 Smash It tournament earlier this week and have progressed to the next round, which will take place at the end of June.

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Rats seen in Woldingham's Auditorium!

10 May 2018

However, before you ring for the pest controller, don’t panic!

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Dads4Daughters Event Inspires Sixth Formers

9 May 2018

Woldingham hosted a ‘Dads4Daughters’ breakfast event this week, chaired by Lower Sixth student Anastasia Lewis.

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International Mufti Day

8 May 2018

Last Friday was a riot of colour at Woldingham as students and staff dressed up in their country's traditional - and not so traditional - dress.

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Ana Wins Prix de la Paix

8 May 2018

Prix de la Paix is an essay competition organised by the Rotary Club of Caterham for Sixth Form students at local schools.

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Hong Kong Visit

3 May 2018

Mrs Hutchinson and I had a very successful trip to Hong Kong at the end of April.

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Artist in Residence Private View

1 May 2018

At the recent private viewing of her 'Catch 22 Crash and Escape' Exhibition, former Woldingham Artist in Residence, Alice McVicker, shared her experience with current students, discussing her painting techniques, inspirations, ways of working and how to overcome creative block!

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Leavers' Concert

26 April 2018

Nearby rooms had to be raided for more chairs as friends, family and staff packed the Recital Room last night for a farewell performance by our most senior musicians.

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Excellent AQA Presentations

26 April 2018

This week saw three of our Mardeners complete their AQA Level 1 Project Qualification presentations, essentially a mini EPQ for which they will receive a formal qualification at the end.

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Pedal the Pond give the 2018 Dineen Lecture

26 April 2018

This year’s Dineen lecture was given by Pedal the Pond, a group of friends who crossed the Atlantic in a custom-built pedalo to raise money for, and awareness of, mental health issues.

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