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Woldingham School

In 2018 near 61.15% of A Level students achieved A*-A
Address: Woldingham School / Marden Park, Caterham CR3 7YA
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Description Woldingham School

  • Language of instruction: English;
  • Woldingham School founded in 1842;
  • Location: United Kingdom, Croydon;
  • Students age: from 11 to 18 years;
  • Curriculum: primary and secondary school, GCSE, A-level;
  • Total number of students: 513 people, 315 of them at the boarding school;
  • Type of study: single (only girls);
  • Type of accommodation: residence.

The Woldingham girls' boarding school is located in a beautiful scenic valley near the small town of Croydon, the distance to London is only 25 kilometers. The school was founded in 1842 - today its territory reaches 250 hectares, on which there is everything necessary for comfortable learning, living and leisure.

Woldingham proudly bears the title of one of the best English women's schools. The academic results of the graduates are very high - annually about 12% of the students go to such prestigious universities as Oxford and Cambridge.

Girls from all over the world are 11 to 18 years old. 7-8 grade students study the same list of disciplines, gradually deepening knowledge and increasing complexity; The second half of each day is devoted to sports, creative pursuits, games and electives.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Woldingham School

Program name
from 12 605 £ / term

About the educational program: 9th grade is held according to the general schedule of education. Once a week, general physical education and sports are organized, and one evening is devoted to rest and games.

The next two years are devoted to a full-fledged, qualitative preparation for the GCSE exams. Successful surrender will enable you to get a prestigious certificate of general secondary education. Some fundamental, basic subjects are common to all (such as English and mathematics), the other components of the curriculum are chosen independently on the basis of personal preferences and interests (there must be at least 9 disciplines in all).

from 12 605 £ / term

Quick overview: A-level educational program for international students is designed for 3 years.

Graduation class (AS-level) involves studying 5 subjects in the first year of study. One subject is compulsory and 4 - on a personal choice (teachers advise to focus not only on one's own interests, but also on the requirements of the chosen institution, the needs of the future profession). 
In the second year (A2-level) students can continue to study 4 disciplines or reduce their number to three. At the end of the 12th and 13th grades, students take exams in the areas studied during the year.

At the beginning of the 13th grade (the last graduation year), girls apply to 6 selected universities - teachers and personal mentors help them.

Accommodation and food

There are 3 residences for pupils: two of them are occupied by girls from 11 to 13 years old. They are equipped with cozy rooms for 6-12 people with partitions, and bathrooms, toilets and showers are located next to each room. Pupils of 14-15 years can count on rooms for 2-3 people, high school students (16 years and older) occupy private bedrooms.

Meals are organized according to the principle of a full board, three times a day. At the entrance to the main building every day a menu is hung out, the diet takes into account the characteristics of various religious and medical prescriptions (there are vegetarian, Muslim and Jewish dishes). In addition to basic meals, students can prepare snacks, tea or coffee in small common kitchens located on each floor of the hostel. Each residence includes cozy living rooms for relaxation with TV and board games. There is a store on the territory of Woldingham, where you can buy a school uniform, stationery and toiletries, various useful trivia.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, business, chemistry, drama, economics, English literature, French, geography, german language, history, History of civilizations of the world, Latin language, maths, Media sphere, music, physics, Policy and government, psychology, Spanish, Theatrical art, theology
Events list: archery, Athletics, ballet, basketball, chess, dancing, Dramatic circle, fencing, field hockey, fitness, football, gymnastics, Jewelry design, netball, Photostudio, Squash, swimming, tennis, Trampoline jumping


  • In 2018, according to the results of the A Level program - 61.15% of students received marks A - A *.

Equipment Woldingham School

There is a large, well-equipped library on the campus  (printed, audio and video sources). The sports infrastructure, premises and studios for employment by creativity and art are developed, the design center, rooms for individual lessons of English language and music. More recently, a new modern sports building has been built, including squash courts, a game and athletic hall, a spacious indoor swimming pool and more fields and squares for individual lessons and team games (for example, field hockey).

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters alternating with vacations for the rest of the pupils:

  • Autumn: from September 2-3 to December 11 (holidays from October 16 to November 1);
  • Spring: from 4 January to 18 March (vacation from 12 to 21 February);
  • Summer: 12 April - 2 July (vacations from 27 May to 5 June).

The cost of one trimester of study is:

  • 7-8 grades = 10145 £ / trimester, 30435 £ / academic year;
  • 9-13 grades = 11045 £ 33,135 / academic year.

Please note that there are some fees not included in the basic cost of the program:

  • Registration fee = 100 £;
  • Support deposit for the program;
  • Supporting English language courses for international boarders (EFL) = 1200 £ / term;
  • Registration in a guardian agency and guardian services;
  • Initial knowledge level testing.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 200 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 2000 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 9000 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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