About Boarding | Woodhouse Grove School

Woodhouse Grove boarding community celebrates traditional values.

When a student joins Woodhouse Grove as a boarder they become a member of a caring family community that enjoys many of the benefits of living at a school with a home from home ethos. The Woodhouse Grove boarding community celebrates traditional values, while embracing a tolerance and understanding of the world around us. Young people today face increasing pressures to compete at top universities and rewarding careers. 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 their full potential and boarding at Woodhouse Grove can provide a unique environment in which to develop these qualities. Our boarders are confident and motivated, study hard, are comfortable expressing their opinions, take an active part in School life and have a keen interest in the wider world.

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. These are just a few activities that represent the diversity and richness of boarding at Woodhouse Grove School and it is this, coupled with our strong academic standards that attract people from all over the world.

You can follow all our boarding activities on our twitter page at https://twitter.com/WGSBoarding

Read our Boarding Handbook here which includes our Statement of Boarding Principles.

Boarding Handbook 23-24


Boarding Principles, Aims & Philosophy


Apply for a Boarding place here 

“Pupils form a diverse, friendly and well-integrated school community”

ISI Inspection Report 2017