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In addition to the School’s wide ranging activities programme, boarders can enjoy: horse-riding, dance (hip hop/jazz/ballet), golf, sailing, scuba diving, archery, shooting, squash, fencing, basketball, badminton, table tennis, dry-slope skiing and chess.

School House is renowned for its international atmosphere, with students from the UK being joined by those from across Europe, the Far East, the Americas and the Middle East. To ensure that each student gains the maximum from their time at Woodbridge it is essential that they fully integrate into the School. The specialized and focused cultural and linguistic programme is committed to improving the standard of overseas students’ awareness of spoken and written English. Students are also likely to make lifelong English friends and enjoy the experience of being invited to their homes during the weekends or half-term holidays.


home from home Boarding at Woodbridge School aims to provide students with an invaluable and unique experience that remains with them throughout the rest of their lives.

School House offers students a friendly, home-from-home atmosphere. There are only 62 boarders at Woodbridge, 31 girls and 31 boys, carefully selected to ensure that they achieve the highest academic standards as well as benefiting from the outstanding extra-curricular activities on offer. Each boarder will enjoy the highest level of care and support, covering all aspects of school life, from assistance with language issues to extra tuition. A diverse cultural and linguistic programme, including weekend trips to London, Cambridge and other activities, is offered to both UK and overseas students.

Adam Lubbock Housemaster, School House


Student Perspective “I couldn’t believe how quickly I felt part of the boarding and School community. This helped me become more confident and spurred me on to get involved in school life. I gained a principal role in the School musical, became a member of the excellent Chamber Choir, got selected for the Netball 1st VII and became a senior prefect. School House has very much been my home away from home. There is a big emphasis on family life here; at the weekends we have a number of trips out and I have enjoyed rollerblading, paint-balling, shopping in London as well as the great themed parties. Life in School House is not all about fun and games, there is great emphasis on our studies, a structured programme and great work ethic. I have really loved my all round experience as a boarder at School House.” Sarah “The inclusive environment of boarding at Woodbridge is one of the important aspects of school life here. I have been here for 5 years and enjoy and value every moment being part of this big family. The diversity of people from different cultures is fantastic and it has allowed me to make so many lifelong friends. The staff are very friendly and take care of every individual. Their support helps us to integrate and achieve so well at school. Trips and activities are really enjoyable and I have explored so much of this lovely part of England.” Hon Wah

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SCHOLA The SCHOLA Programme Prior to the start of the Autumn (Michaelmas) term, each overseas student is invited to attend our one-week SCHOLA programme (Social, Cultural, Orientation and Language Assessment). This is designed to give all new boarders the confidence to take part in school life from day one. The course provides a thorough introduction to the School and surrounding area; it also enables an accurate assessment of individual requirements and an early introduction to the forthcoming curriculum. Every student is also assigned a mentor by the School to provide further support and advice. Those from overseas have the added advantage of learning at first-hand about a very English part of the country. Their small number ensures that those whose first language is not English quickly gain an awareness of the language.


Life Experience The historic market town of Woodbridge provides the students with a safe and secure environment. Close to the River Deben, it is an ideal location for them to explore and become immersed in a truly unique example of English life. As the students mature and become more confident, they are encouraged to develop a greater degree of independence and are free to visit school friends and the local area. About Woodbridge Woodbridge is well served by road and railway, with links to London, Stansted and Cambridge. The town is located near to the beautiful Suffolk coast, an area rich in the arts, entertainment, theatre and sports.

For further information: For further information regarding Woodbridge School, or to make an appointment to visit us and find out more, please contact: • 01394 615041 www.woodbridge.suffolk.sch.uk admissions@woodbridge.suffolk.sch.uk A part of THE SECKFORD FOUNDATION Registered Charity No 1110964


Boarding at Woodbridge School