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Applications to Woodbridge School

If you’ve visited Woodbridge, met the staff and students, seen the community and know this is the right school for you, then you’re very welcome to apply. Here, we go through the simple journey to making an application. If you have any questions, our Admissions team will be very happy to help.

The initial enquiry

Completing the online enquiry form is the first stage in every application. This is just to register your interest and tell us key information about you and your child ahead of a visit to the School, so we can get an idea of your needs. It only takes a few minutes to fill out, and then we’ll be in touch to help you take things further.

Make an online enquiry


Visiting the School

You can come along to one of our special Open Day events, and are also welcome to make an individual appointment to view the School on a normal working day. A tour of the school, speaking to the Head, meeting staff and students and asking questions will allow you to get a real feel for our environment as well as the drive, passion and warmth of our community.

Our Head, Miss Shona Norman, and the Head of Prep School, Mrs Nicola Mitchell, both make sure they get to know everyone applying to Woodbridge as part of the process. If you are considering boarding, you’ll also get to see School House and meet the resident Head of Boarding, Mr Richard Pineo.

Make an appointment


Applying for a place

Once you’re familiar with our activities, facilities, ethos, goals and values and want Woodbridge to be a definite option for your child, you are very welcome to formally apply. The registration fee for each application is £50 for day pupils and £100 for boarders, which is non-refundable.

At this stage, please also make us aware of any individual needs for your child, and if you intend to apply for a bursary or scholarship.

Apply for a place

Once you have formally applied for a place for your child you will be invited along to the next stage of the admissions process including interviews and taster days.


Dates for September 2023 Admissions

  • Application Deadline for all years – Monday 17 October 2022
  • Bursary & Scholarship Deadline – Monday 31 October 2022
  • Y12 Entrance Exam only – Tuesday 1 November 2022
  • Year 9 Entrance Exam – Tuesday 15 November 2022
  • Year 7 Entrance Exam and Academic Scholarship Exam – Thursday 17 November 2022
  • Y12 Entrance Exams & Academic Scholarship Exam – Tuesday 1 November 2022
  • Y12 Entrance Exam only – Friday 18 November 2022
  • Y7 & 12 Academic Award Assessment – Saturday 3 December 2022.

International Students

Those applying to the school from outside the UK may do so directly to us, or via an agent. We are able to easily take payments from overseas sources, and are happy to liaise with applicants and conduct meetings and assessments online. Please complete the initial enquiry form as usual and we’ll help you from there. 

Any queries?

If you have any questions not answered on any of the pages above, feel free to contact the Admissions team:

Senior School

Mrs Abi Stearn – Admissions Registrar
Telephone: 01394 615041
Email: admissions@woodbridgeschool.org.uk

Prep and Pre-Prep Admissions

Mrs Karen Virr – PA to The Head of Woodbridge School Prep
Telephone: 01394 382673
Email: prepheadpa@woodbridgeschool.org.uk

Want to book a visit, make an enquiry? Please feel free to get in touch

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