General News

Woodbridge School’s double Olympian Head of Hockey excited to launch new Astro Pitch

Posted on: September, 10th Sep 2020

In Category: General News, Senior School News, Sixth Form News, Uncategorized, Woodbridge News

Woodbridge School is delighted to announce that it will be providing students with a new state-of-the-art all-weather Astro Pitch, to be completed in October 2020.

The School’s Head of Hockey, Mariette Rix, South African field hockey player and double Olympian in 2008 and 2012, is eager to launch the new facility:

“Excitement is building every day we see the new surface and upgraded facilities

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Economics finalist announced in the ‘John Locke Essay Competition 2020’

Posted on: September, 9th Sep 2020

In Category: General News, Senior School News, Sixth Form News, Uncategorized, Woodbridge News, Woodbridgian Weekly

Woodbridge School is celebrating Year 12 pupil Josh being shortlisted in the prestigious ‘John Locke Essay Competition 2020’, in the Economics section, with his chosen topic What is the socially efficient level of crime in a society

A special prize-giving ceremony will be held in Oxford in the Autumn to announce the winners and

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Student success in the ‘John Locke Philosophy Essay Competition 2020’

Posted on: September, 1st Sep 2020

In Category: General News, Senior School News, Uncategorized, Woodbridge News

Year 12 pupil Julia has been shortlisted in the prestigious ‘John Locke Philosophy Essay Competition 2020’, with her treatise ‘Can Good Art Make One a Better Person?

Julia, described as ‘a leading light’ in the School’s FitzGerald Society (Woodbridge’s Junior Oxbridge Programme), submitted her essay on 15th July 2020: a considerable

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Fantastic Students, Fantastic Results

Posted on: August, 13th Aug 2020

In Category: General News, Sixth Form News, Uncategorized, Woodbridge News

Following the Government’s decision to review this year’s A Levels based on teacher assessments, Woodbridge School’s Sixth Form students have received the following upgraded results:

Out of 77 A-Level students in total:

  • 24.8% achieved A*
  • 54.5% achieved A*- A
  • 79.8% achieved A*- B 
  • 93.8% achieved A*- C

Shona

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Winning writers

Posted on: July, 1st Jul 2020

In Category: General News, Senior School News, Sixth Form News, Uncategorized, Woodbridge News

We are delighted to report on two excellent essayists this year. Charlotte, Y12, has earned a commendation in the Newham College Woolf Essay Prize, while Eddie (also Y12) has been shortlisted for the New College of Humanities Essay Prize.

The Woolf Essay Prize is open to all girls currently in Year 12 at a UK

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Monday

Posted on: June, 23rd Jun 2020

In Category: General News, Senior School News, Sixth Form News, Uncategorized, Woodbridge News

Yesterday we were happy to see more of our students back to School albeit briefly. Our School community is so important to us and as much as we have succeeded in keeping our community together remotely, seeing each other in the place which links us is so important.

Year 12 enjoyed a talk from on the lovely Chapel Lawn while Year 10 enjoyed the cool climate of the

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A Message for Year 13

Posted on: May, 22nd May 2020

In Category: General News, Senior School News, Uncategorized, Woodbridge News

I wanted to write to you to say that I am thinking of you today on what would have been your last day with us before you departed for exams. A year ago when I spoke to the Leavers of 2019, I never for a moment imagined the situation we would find ourselves in

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Mrs Woodrow, Art Teacher Remembered

Posted on: May, 13th May 2020

In Category: General News, OW News, Uncategorized, Woodbridge News

It is with sadness that we learned of the death of Margaret Tielman-Ward (formerly Margaret Woodrow); a popular teacher of Art and Textiles at Woodbridge School between 1975 and 1982.  Former pupils will remember her as ‘Mrs. Woodrow’, working alongside Mr. Purvis in the Art Department.  Her sons, James and

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Best results – EVER!

Posted on: May, 1st May 2020

In Category: General News, Senior School News, Uncategorized, Woodbridge News

Our LAMDA students received a staggering set of results from their March exams. 41/42 were awarded a Distinction. We couldn’t be more proud of all the students and Mrs Lockwood, Ms Franklin and Mrs Robinson.

Year 7-9

Phoebe, Zhou, Nancy, Mae, Archie, Esme, William, Milo, Ruiying,

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Remembering Dr James Harper: 1933 – 2020

Posted on: May, 1st May 2020

In Category: General News, OW News, Uncategorized, Woodbridge News

James Harper, (third from left, back row) with some Woodbridge Scouts

James joined Woodbridge School in 1968 and retired in 1992 as Deputy Head. He taught French and Latin, and in the 1980s he became Housemaster of the VIth form boys’ house.

James was born in south London but was evacuated to Devon at the start of the

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