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Boarding at Woodbridge School

Boarders form a vital part of the community at Woodbridge School, where everyone supports and learns from each other. Our co-educational Boarding House is a true home from home for students joining us for full and weekly boarding, blending our ethos of academic excellence with a friendly family environment.

Day in the life

A boarder’s day at the School usually begins and ends with everyday activities in the company of their extended family and time for private relaxation or study, but the hours in between are filled with potential.

A typical day for one of our boarders will involve creative arts, challenging co-curricular activities and invigorating sports as well as engaging classroom lessons. If you’re ambitious, creative, curious and driven, you’ll fit right in.

The boarding house

Located at the heart of the School, the characterful and historic ‘School House’ offers students every opportunity to live, work and thrive.

Significant recent investment has created a high-quality modern environment throughout, with calm areas for working, a well-stocked kitchen to supplement the excellent school dining room and well-equipped social areas to mix at appropriate times. And, of course, all bedrooms are comfortable, safe and secure.

Boarding admissions

Boarding is available for students in Year 7 upwards, with our normal entry points being in Years 7, 9, 10 or 12 (Sixth Form).

Students join us from the UK, EU and countries all over the world, and applications can be made direct or via agents. Due to the capacity of our boarding house, we encourage prospective students to apply as early as possible.

Life at Woodbridge
Students see Woodbridge School very much as their home. In addition to a rigorous academic programme, there’s a full and engaging programme of co-curricular activities.
About the School
You’ll love how our clear vision and values guide dynamic, respectful, high-achieving students towards exploring their full potential.
Choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent, or a child, our Admissions Team will guide you through the process.
Meet the Boarders
Find out more about our brilliant boarders and their experiences of living in School House and learning at Woodbridge School.

Co-curricular activities

Friday afternoons at Woodbridge School are dedicated to co-curricular activities, with students able to choose from a diverse programme. For boarders, this extends into the weekends in the form of trips for education or recreation, house events, soirees and time set aside for quiet individual activity.

We ensure boarders’ lives are varied and purposeful, helping them to not only acquire new skills but also gain valuable attributes for a successful life beyond school.

It was really easy to settle into the boarding house, as you meet lots of new friends. During the first week we did lots of activities to help us speak to different people.
Our People
The teaching and leadership teams at Woodbridge School are all driven by the same aims, values and ethos to ensure the next generation become everything they are meant to be.
Our Community
From friendships and support networks to activities to be enjoyed – a sense of community is one of the core values at Woodbridge School.
Getting to Woodbridge
Woodbridge School is nestled within the historic Suffolk town of the same name, and is conveniently located and accessible via the UK’s road and rail networks.
Our History
Woodbridge School’s history dates back to the 16th century, when Thomas Seckford established a foundation to provide better prospects for people.

Pastoral care

When young people are spending an extended period of time away from their home town and family, it’s especially important to pay attention to their mental health, confidence and attitude to progress and success.

Our trained staff ensure students are happy at school and lead positive, proactive lives.


There are a number of questions we often get asked. We answer as many as possible here, but if you have a new question feel free to get in touch.

Want to book a visit or make an enquiry? Please get in touch.

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