Woldingham School is our Girls Section partner and supporting the Junior Goalkeeper Academy and our Hockey Camps.
Woldingham is one of the UK’s leading boarding and day schools for girls aged 11-18. Set within 700 acres of the most beautiful Surrey countryside, Woldingham provides a safe and inspiring place for students to become confident, compassionate and courageous young women.
Not only is Woldingham’s location inspiring, it’s remarkably accessible. London is just 30 minutes away by train and Woldingham is only 20 minutes from Gatwick and 45 minutes from Heathrow.
Woldingham is a Catholic school, where we welcome students of all faiths or none.
Learning at Woldingham extends well beyond the classroom. Students can choose from our exceptionally wide co-curricular programme of sport, clubs, performing arts and outreach into our local community. Woldingham has fantastic facilities including purpose-built science labs, hubs for languages and humanities, an art studio which is among the best in the country and amazing performance spaces for drama and music, including a 600-seat auditorium.
Students benefit from a wide range of academic enrichment opportunities, from societies for debating, law and philosophy through to extra qualifications in areas such as mathematics, financial studies and sports leadership.
Woldingham students have an excellent track record of doing well at both GCSE and A Level. We are committed to ensuring students achieve their chosen places at a wide range of educational destinations, including Oxbridge, Russell Group and overseas universities.
Hockey at Woldingham
In 2018, Woldingham was awarded ‘excellent’ in all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). The report found that: ‘Pupils are ambitious learners, eager to make progress’. Participation in competitive sport was also praised, ‘Active and skilful participation in team sports, including hockey, netball, tennis and skiing results in success in local, regional and national competitions.’ Woldingham coaches are experts in their fields, most having played and coached to national level. There is a busy fixture list and participation in District and County tournaments. Facilities are excellent and include a full sized all-weather astro and an indoor hockey pitch in the sports hall. Woldingham has been selected as a Performance Centre for England Hockey.
Sports scholarships are offered at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Applicants should be aiming to join the County Pathway, or be participating in Junior Academies, and playing in a club side is an advantage. The Director of Sport provides mentoring for scholars and there are weekly strength and conditioning sessions, Sports Seminars and a Sports Leadership programme in addition to the training, matches and tours that playing for the school team involves. Sports scholars have been supported by the US University coordinator with many securing sports scholarships at top US universities.
Woldingham & London Wayfarers
London Wayfarers Hockey Club is very pleased to partner with Woldingham School to deliver an even better hockey experience. Woldingham will be supporting our Girls section, Junior Goalkeeper Academy and hockey camps creating strong links between our Junior section and in particular between Woldingham and our girls teams.
“This partnership builds on our affinity with London Wayfarers; many of our pupils are members of the junior teams and similarly we have links with the club coaches. I am really excited about the forthcoming friendlies and festivals which will put our superb facilities to good use and allow our teams greater match practice.”
Caroline Treacy, Director of Sport