Woodcote House School
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A family owned boarding and day school for 100 boys aged 7-13. Situated in 30 acres & just 40 mins f
Skating fun for the boarders this weekend .
Congratulations to our Artists of the Month, Aiden and Tristan in Year 3, who painted this lovely winter sky together.
Well done boys! Silver and Bronze in the Real Tennis tournament today.
Sunrise at Woodcote this morning.
What do you do when your friend’s calculator breaks? …fix it! Well done to three of our Year 6 boys, who showed great initiative - now the challenge is to get the back on again!
The highlight of this afternoon’s football fixtures was the look on the faces of two of our Spanish boys! Their dads surprised them by flying over to watch them in their 1st XI match!
We are delighted to have been selected as one of the UK’s top 50 prep/junior schools for cricket in The Cricketer Schools Guide 2023. The Cricketer 🏏] magazine will be available from newsstands on Friday, 18th November and online at www.thecricketer.com from Friday, 9th December.
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Congratulations to Harris, Year 6, our current Artist of the Month.
The boys enjoyed a great afternoon of football against .
The rain held off and we had a fabulous bonfire night .school.
A brief break in the rain today gave us a beautiful rainbow over the grounds .school.
We are looking forward to welcoming prospective families to our Open Morning on Friday. Please do book via www.woodcotehouseschool.co.uk/open-morning-events if you would like to attend.
Our next Open Morning is on Friday, 4th November at 10.30am. Open Mornings are a great opportunity to meet the Headmaster, David Paterson, see classes in action and have a tour with boys in Year 8.
If you would like to book a place, please register at: www.woodcotehouseschool.co.uk/open-morning-events
Jack’s kitchen garden harvest this morning, and some great vegetable headgear for the Year 6 Harvest Assembly.
One of our Colts teams, in their smart new match kit, for matches against this afternoon.
We are looking forward to welcoming prospective families to our Open Morning this Friday. If you would like to attend, please register at:
There has been a change of date for our wreath making workshop.... it is now one day sooner! 🙌🙌 on 3rd December!
The perfect workshop before Christmas, accompanied with mulled wine and a mince pie 😍
Tickets can be purchased here https://valleyendcc.square.site/product/luxury-wreath-making-workshop/110?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false
Congratulation to Rhys, Year 7, who is artist of the month. Rhys has shown great dedication to the Art room since joining Woodcote last month.
Our new outdoor classroom is a great space for the boys and they all enjoyed this afternoon’s activities before the Exeat.
Spanish Omelette Competition! The boys had great fun and produced some very tasty omelettes. The Spanish boys may have had the edge on taste!!
Prospective families are invited to join us for one of our Open Morning events this term.
Friday, 14th October at 10.30am
Friday, 4th November at 10.30am
Come and meet our Headmaster, David Paterson, have a tour of our beautiful grounds and learn about all that Woodcote has to offer.
Please register at www.woodcotehouseschool.co.uk/open-morning-events
Woodcote old boys, Roddy, Callum, Fergus and Magnus, were all on duty with The Royal Company of Archers, accompanying the Queen from Balmoral to St Giles’ Cathedral. Woodcote boarders were also privileged to see the Queen’s coffin as it travelled up the Long walk to Windsor Castle.
The delicious smell of melted chocolate coming from the boys’ kitchen signalled the start of cookery, one of the activities on offer this term.
A great afternoon of football in the sunshine against .marlston.house. All the teams were in action and match tea didn’t disappoint with enormous cookies for the boys!
All at Woodcote House School offer their sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
We are all hugely grateful for her 70 years of service to our country and the Commonwealth.
The boys are very excited to have a new air hockey table. A great addition to the games room.
We were delighted to welcome all our boys back to Woodcote today and show off the redesigned art room. Thankfully, it has not lost any of its character and all the new stations, pottery wheels and equipment will provide even more opportunity to be creative.
To all Woodcote Old Boys and Friends of Woodcote
Some of you may know about this already, but Anthony Merryweather (Director of Music at WHS from 1997-2007) and I have composed/written a Musical called ‘The Truth Stops Here.’ It concerns a little-known tragic episode during World War Two at Bethnal Green Underground Station. The feedback from audiences earlier this year was extremely positive – both in terms of the story’s impact and its relevance to contemporary issues. If the comments we received are to be believed, it is most definitely a story which should be heard.
It is this more than anything that has persuaded us to take it further. We have found an experienced and successful Producer, who is keen to take it forward by giving it an extended run next year at one of London’s fringe theatres – possibly either the Park Theatre in Finsbury or the Southwark Playhouse. Thereafter, the West End!
Now here’s the rub. Anthony and I (with help from an early crowdfunding campaign) have just about managed to fund performances thus far, but clearly what we are now planning is going to need some help from ‘Angels.’ To this end, we would like to offer you the chance to have a financial stake in the Musical’s future by coming to an evening at Woodcote, in our new Hall/Theatre, to hear more of our plans. Joe Prentice, the Producer, will also be there and will explain his vision for the show.
In order to get a flavour of it, you might like to look at this trailer. Some of his contemporaries may well recognize Oliver in a variety of roles! https://youtu.be/oGHQVWc4D1Y
The presentation will start at 6.00pm on Saturday 17th September. We expect it will finish around 8.15pm. If you wanted to come a bit earlier for a nostalgic look round that would, of course, be fine.
Please email me, [email protected], if you would like to come, and do please forward this to any aspiring ‘Angels’ you might know! If you’re unable to come but would be interested in having a financial stake in the show, do let us know and we can explain further.
It’s all rather exciting!
With best wishes
It’s a wrap! A beautiful end to the summer term and a great send-off for our Year 8 leavers. We wish them all the best at their new schools and in their new adventures. They have been brilliant and we will miss them.
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for an Independent School of the Year Award 2022.
The Year 8 boys have been enjoying a fabulous Leavers’ Trip in Cornwall. Surfing, coasteering, mackerel fishing and football on the beach.
The Leavers’ Programme - a right of passage for the Year 8 boys! Lots of fun to be had!
Congratulations to Noah, Year 4, who competed in his first Judo competition st the weekend, and won gold in his category.
It was a special afternoon for our Leavers v Parents Cricket match on Saturday. The match ended in a draw with medals and cake for all!
Always an enjoyable fixture against and a perfect summer afternoon of sunshine to go with it.
Speech Day is such an important part of the Woodcote calendar. The House Shout was a highlight this year and the boys performed brilliantly.
Preparations for Speech Day with lots of athletics qualifiers this afternoon. Some fantastic jumps made today.
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