BUSINESS PROFILE – Woodbridge School
Holistic in every sense
2020 is not a year that any of us has expected but this global crisis has brought to the fore what Woodbridge School is
When it was announced that the country was going into lockdown in March we were already prepared to work remotely and our first week of remote learning before the end of term was a success. This can only happen when a community works together and has a strong and trusted leadership team. And that is what we are – Woodbridge School is an educational community not an institution.
During lockdown, School was still recognisably school: we had assemblies, House competitions, structured and timetabled lessons and the inspiration of our teachers was placed on a new, flexible platform which could be accessed at any time. Essentially, a broad education is at the core of what we do. We help students discover what they excel at and use it to prepare them for a life outside of school as well-rounded adults with an education that equips them for life not just exams. By taking time to get to know our students, you can instil confidence and life skills that will transform their lives. We take genuine joy in who they become rather than pride in what we’ve made them.
Everyone is coming to terms with the challenges of home schooling and of the change in a routine which we have almost taken for granted. At Woodbridge our outstanding pastoral care has extended to parents and guardians to reassure them and give them the confidence that no child’s future need be negatively affected because of this situation.
Our own Seckford Theatre houses some of the finest performances with great direction from our brilliant Drama and LAMDA teachers. We have the Britten-Pears Music department which encourages some of the finest musicianship in the area. Our sports departments provide an incredible array of physical education for all abilities and we are especially proud to be representing the UK in the 2020 World Cross-Country championships in November.
Our community reaches far and wide and we have taken great care with our overseas boarders to ensure that a Woodbridge education is still available to them albeit on a different time zone. Routine, focus and enthusiasm are maintained along with our fabulous and dedicated boarding house team who are very excited to be welcoming back our students to a refurbished School House.
We welcomed new students this Trinity Term at the Prep and the Senior School and should you have any questions about the possibility of a place for your child please do contact us. We would be delighted to show you around virtually as well as in person and answer any questions you may have.
When we open our physical doors again we shall enjoy taking in the beauty, energy and vibrancy that is Woodbridge School just as much as you.
Ms Shona Norman – Head