A Co-educational Independent School in Suffolk for ages 4 to 18

Woodbridge School Senior School

How to Apply

102-93Thanks to the reputation of boarding at Woodbridge School coupled with the small size of the boarding house, we suggest that applications are made as early as possible so as not to disappoint the student applying. Applications are accepted from Year 9 (age 13) onwards and entry can be into Year 9, Year 10 or Year 12 (Sixth Form).

Applications can be received directly from a prospective pupil’s family or via an agent and initial enquiries should be accompanied by:

  • Prospective pupil’s name & date of birth
  • Nationality & copy of passport (if possible)
  • School reports (current & previous year)
  • Year of entry & length of period of study
  • Reason for wishing to study at Woodbridge School and for wishing to leave current school

UK Boarders

Parents are asked to complete the Boarders Application Form and return it, together with the £100 registration fee. Once the form & fee have been received, we can arrange for the applicant to come and sit the entrance papers and attend for interview with the relevant members of staff. Alternatively, we can arrange for the applicant to sit the entrance exams at their current school, if this is more convenient.

Entrance Exam Procedures for UK Boarders

Year 9

  • 2 x maths papers
  • 2 x English papers
  • 1 x verbal reasoning paper
  • Interview with the Deputy Head (Academic)
  • References from applicant’s current school

Year 10

  • Interview with the Deputy Head (Academic)
  • References from applicant’s current school

Year 12/Lower Sixth

  • Interview with the Deputy Head (Academic)
  • Interview with the Head of Sixth Form
  • Interview with the Headmaster
  • Applicant’s predicted GCSE grades
  • References from applicant’s current school

EU Boarders

It is not necessary for an applicant to come through an agent, however most of our EU boarders use one of our well-known and trusted agents and we are very happy to put applicants in touch with one of these. As with UK boarder applicants, EU applicants are asked to complete the Boarders Application Form and return it, together with the £100 registration fee prior to sitting entrance exams.

We are always delighted when applicants arrange to visit the School before deciding whether Woodbridge is the right place for them. We know that the warmth of the greeting from all they meet, whether pupils or staff, coupled with the stunning grounds of the School itself, helps make their choice of where to study easier for them.

Entrance Exam Procedures for EU Boarders

All entrants, no matter whether for Year 9, 10 or Year 12, are asked for school reports and to attend for an interview; whether this is by Skype or face-to-face during a family visit. If an EU boarder is staying for a period of 1 year or less, then the interview and reports will suffice for entrance testing. If the applicant wishes to study at Woodbridge for a period longer than 1 year then the same entrance procedures apply as with a UK boarder.

Non-EU Boarders

As with EU boarders, all non-EU boarders should be competent in English and applicants must be able to prove that they have the academic potential to complete their chosen course of study and that their English is adequate for them to be able to do this. Requirements for ‘English as a Foreign Language’ or EFL will be assessed in advance of entry and lessons timetabled if appropriate. EFL lessons are included in the School fees.

In order to gain entry to Woodbridge School, applicants will be asked to sit the School’s entrance tests under invigilation at their current school or at an accredited examination centre such as the British Council. Parents are responsible for making the necessary arrangements and for the payment of any costs incurred for these tests.

  • Prior to registering with us we ask that the applicant (either via an agent or directly) sends through the following information:
  • Prospective pupil’s name & date of birth
  • Nationality & copy of passport (if possible)
  • School reports (current & previous year)
  • Year of entry & length of period of study
  • Reason for wishing to study at Woodbridge School and for wishing to leave current school

Should we decide that we wish to take the application further, we will then ask the parents to register their child with us by completing the Boarder Application Form and paying the £100 fee. We will then send the relevant exam papers to the agent, school or British Council for the applicant to sit.

Chinese Student Applications and Enquiries

All applicants from mainland China should contact our official representative:UK Boarding Schools Admissions Service.

Tel: +86 (0)21 63306270 (Shanghai Office),+86 (0)10 85317356 (Beijing Office)

Address:

Room 503, No.8, Zhongshan E-2 Road, Shanghai, 200002, China

Beijing Office: Room 1708, 17F, Tower D1, DRC Diplomatic Office Building, No.19 Dongfang Dong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100016, China

Email: admin@ukboardingschools.org.uk

Website: www.ukboardingschools.org.uk

WeChat: 英国传统寄宿学校UKBS(订阅号), 英国私立寄宿中小学(服务号)

所有中国大陆的申请者请联系我们官方代表: UK Boarding Schools Admissions Service

电话:+86 (0)21 63306270(上海办公室),+86 (0)10 85317356(北京办公室)

地址:

上海市中山东二路8号外滩金延大楼503室,邮编200002

北京市朝阳区东方东路19号DRC外交办公大楼D1座1708室

电邮: admin@ukboardingschools.org.uk

网址: www.ukboardingschools.org.uk

微信:英国传统寄宿学校UKBS(订阅号), 英国私立寄宿中小学(服务号)

Offer & Acceptance of Place

Following the marking of an applicant’s test papers or an interview, we will then be in a position to notify the agent (or parent) as to whether a place is being offered.

If a place is being offered then an acceptance offer letter will be sent, together with a request for payment of a deposit. The acceptance of a place must be confirmed by the payment of a deposit and the completion of the School’s Acceptance Form by the dates specified in the offer letter. The deposit levels are as follows:

UK & EU Boarder: £500
Non-EU Boarder: one term’s fees

SCHOLA

Our SCHOLA Programme is offered to all overseas students as a week long, residential introduction to life in England and Woodbridge School. During this course, pupils will be assessed for any EFL requirements. They meet future classmates, will be given the opportunity to make an informed choice of subjects and are assisted in setting up bank accounts, organising uniforms, ordering required materials and generally ensuring they are fully prepared for the start of term.

The SCHOLA Programme is compulsory for non-UK boarders. Please download the current booking form here.

Guardians

Woodbridge School insists that every pupil whose parents are resident abroad must have a suitable guardian living in this country. Guardians must be over 25 years of age and live close to the School. We will write to the guardians once they have been selected by the pupil’s family.

For parents who are unable to appoint a suitable guardian from their own family or friends, we refer them to the AEGIS website (www.aegisuk.net) however we are not able to arrange the appointment of a guardian for them.
Parents are responsible for this and also for the welfare of their child while the child is in the care of its guardian.