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Woodbridge School

By Coby F

3 years ago

Address: Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 9JH
Website: www.woodbridgeschool.org.uk
Founded: 1577
Number of Pupils: 709
Ages: 4-18
Fees: (termly) from £3,440 to £10,906
Head Teacher: Shona Norman
Religious Affiliation: Church of England, but welcoming all faiths, cultures and backgrounds
Entrance Procedure: Pupils are welcomed to all years and at any point during the year, dependent on spaces
Contact: Abi Southworth, Admissions Registrar; 01394 615041
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: All prospective parents are warmly welcomed to visit by appointment for a private tour or an ‘Open Event’, 25 Sept 2021.

The Curriculum

We provide a rich, broad curriculum, alongside an exemplary co-curricular programme; designed for children to be able to explore their own skills and passions, and to develop young people holistically into adults, ready and prepared for the future.

Games & the Arts

Our impressive facilities, extensive grounds and wide range of activities include the following. A new state-of-the-art astro pitch, launched in October 2020. A specialist art, design and technology studio. The unique ‘Seckford Scheme,’ an activities-based, co-curricular provision on Friday afternoons, supporting the philanthropy of our founder, Thomas Seckford. From CCF and photography, to sports leadership and community outreach. Dedicated music teaching space. Our own 350-seater professional theatre, one of the finest facilities in East Anglia.

Pastoral Care

We ensure our pupils are provided with the structure to be confident and self-motivated, equipped with emotional intelligence and a sense of moral and communal responsibility. Pastoral care is anchored by a well-established tutorial and House system. All our pastoral staff are qualified Mental Health First Aiders. Mental health is embedded into our PSHCE curriculum and Mindfulness is encouraged across all stages of the school.

University Places

Cambridge, Oxford and Russell Group universities.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Our dedicated staff provide pupils with a true ‘foundation for life’: investing time to get to know each and every one, instilling confidence, and embedding transformative life skills. An equal value is placed on time inside and outside the classroom. Children are encouraged to try new activities, taking pride in their successes, and those of others.

Outstanding Characteristics

Exceptional academic success (exams results and first-choice university selection). High-quality, dedicated teaching. Picturesque, safe, rural – yet accessible – location; close to road, rail and airport infrastructure. Prepared and responsive to the Covid-19 pandemic and its ever-changing requirements, with exceptional remote learning. Part of the Seckford Foundation, which aims to serve the interests of the whole Woodbridge community, across all backgrounds and ages.