Our history

Our history

Founded by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat in 1842 as the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Woldingham is one of the oldest girls’ schools in the UK. Initially based in Acton, the school later moved to Roehampton and in 1946 moved to our current home at Marden Park. Initially a full boarding school, Woldingham now has just under 600 students and is a well-balanced mix of boarders and day girls.

Our future

As one of the top 100 independent schools in the country, we are not only ambitious for our students, we are ambitious for our school.

In September 2019 we launched the School Strategic Development Plan 2019-2024, which sets out our exciting future vision and our six key strategic objectives.

In line with our strategic plan, as we approach our 180th anniversary, Woldingham is keen to explore opportunities to extend the unique education we offer both in the UK and internationally. Within the UK we are interested in working more closely with prep schools so pupils and families can benefit from a Woldingham education from a younger age. Internationally, we are open to exploring options with partners overseas.

Our future