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Boarding at Woodhouse Grove School

Woodhouse Grove School is a co-educational day and boarding school, set in the beautiful county of Yorkshire in the North of England.
We welcome boarders from the age of 11 on our large, safe campus which is surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet only 10 minutes by train from Leeds City Centre, 15 minutes from Leeds Bradford Airport and 1 hour from Manchester Airport.

Why choose Woodhouse Grove?

Woodhouse Grove School perfectly combines more than 200 years of British tradition with:
– modern teaching practices
– a relevant and up-to-date syllabus
– a wide range of subject options
– small class sizes
– outstanding state-of-the-art facilities.


There are two boarding houses at The Grove; Brodwell houses our male boarders and Miller House is home to the girls. Both houses have recently been refurbished, with new carpets, curtains, bedding and noticeboards being fitted throughout. We have also invested in new common room furniture in Brodwell, as well as upgrading the Wi-Fi connections across both houses. New kitchen facilities will be installed in both Brodwell and Miller in the near future.

Each boarding pupil has their own personal House Tutor who they meet with regularly to discuss academic progress and co-curricular involvement. House Parents are responsible for all other aspects of a boarder’s life. Tutors and House Parents work together to ensure every student flourishes under our care.

Academic Excellence

At Woodhouse Grove, academic standards remain consistently high. All boarders have access to supervised prep (homework) in the evenings and at weekends and the school also runs a large range of academic support clinics during and after the school day. Over 90% of our students got into their chosen university/apprenticeship. However, we are well aware that academic qualifications alone are not sufficient to guarantee success in the wider world. Maturity, confidence, versatility, self-discipline and self-motivation are all qualities needed to achieve full potential and boarding at Woodhouse Grove can provide a unique environment in which to develop these qualities.

To learn more about our Academic Results, click here.

To view the University Destinations of our recent leavers, click here.


Co-curricular Activities

Boarders at the Grove are constantly provided with stimulating and challenging experiences. They may choose to play and practise music; research in the library; use the latest multi-media facilities; rehearse a play for public performance; play Sport for the School or local team; participate in one of our many exchange programmes; join a theatre or concert trip; work out in the wonderful fitness suite; swim lengths in the Jubilee pool or just relax and drink hot chocolate with friends in the House kitchens. At the weekend, we organise a full and varied entertainment programme for our boarders, including activities such as go-karting and paintballing, trips to nearby cities such as Manchester and York and visits to theme parks, the seaside and water sports centres.

Woodhouse Grove attracts boarders from all over the world; from Spain to Australia! The different cultures that make up our boarding community are very much celebrated. To demonstrate to our boarders how much they are valued and to help them feel at home at The Grove, we host bi-weekly international cuisine nights, enabling pupils to sample cuisine from the countries of their fellow boarders. We also host a wide range of cultural events and celebrations throughout the year.

For more information about our Co-curricular Programme, click here

To see some pictures of what our boarders have been up to recently click here

Additional Information

Woodhouse Grove is more than just a school, it is a community. We work hard to cultivate an environment that is respectful and honourable and where we take responsibility for each other’s wellbeing. Boarders make friendships here that will last a lifetime. Our network of past pupils spans the globe and provides all Grovians with a valuable set of connections for the rest of their lives.

To experience our Virtual Boarding Event, click here.
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To read about all our latest Boarding News, click here.

For more information about our Admissions Process, click here.

To read more information about our Boarding offering on the school website, click here

Boarding Handbook

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The Rough Guide to Boarding  – aimed at pupils considering boarding

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Download Grove Developments


Contact Us

If you require any further information, please contact:

Jo Amos, Admissions Manager