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Academically the right buttons are being pressed, but although results across the board are strong, ‘it doesn’t feel like a hothouse,’ approve parents. Fully co-ed for 40 years, there is a palpably studious atmosphere across the university-style campus, with its spacious, fuss-free classrooms, chilled library and many corners set up for independent study. Time wasting is frowned upon and every moment not in class is filled with sports and activities...

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What the school says...

The School is a caring and nurturing school, with a real sense of warmth and community. Woodbridge focuses on providing an education in which academic results are highly important, but ultimately can only be achieved by innovative approaches to teaching and learning, excellent extra-curricular provision, outstanding pastoral care, and a particular emphasis on the personal development of its pupils.

The central aim of a Woodbridge education is to help equip our students with the qualifications, personal attributes and characteristics that they will need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
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Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Rowing

Shooting

Sailing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 2020, after a period as acting head, Shona Norman. Attended Wisbech Grammar School in Cambridgeshire, studied English lit at London University and PGCE at Cambridge before joining Woodbridge as a newly qualified English teacher in 2002, and has worked her way up through the ranks. Roles as housemistress, EPQ co-ordinator, mental health first aid instructor, deputy head (pastoral) and senior deputy have all been taken in her stride, as has the recent completion of a master's in Educational Leadership and School Improvement at Cambridge. One of few thirty-something women heads of HMC schools, her appointment was welcomed by ‘delighted’ parents and staff, satisfied that the role is well deserved. ‘She is experienced, well-supported by the staff, kind and compassionate, while being firm in her decision-making,’ says one parent. 'She really cares for her...

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Special Education Needs

Pupils who have specific learning difficulties are given support both inside and outside lessons by qualified and experienced learning support teachers.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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