Woodhouse Grove School was founded by the Methodist Conference in 1812 for the education of the sons of ministers and now welcomes pupils and staff of all denominations and none.
Woodhouse Grove is one school with two parts and thus offers continuity of learning from nursery to the threshold of university and career:
Brontė House (Early Years & Junior School)
Woodhouse Grove (Secondary)
Brontė House is set in its own spacious campus just a quarter of a mile from Woodhouse Grove, and provides outstanding opportunities for children between the ages of 3 and 11. Over half the pupils at The Grove will join us from other schools, usually at the age of 11 but pupils do join at other ages, particularly at 13 and 16.
We are a co-educational community, in which boys and girls can flourish, learning together and being prepared properly for the world beyond school. We provide a full and varied curriculum and a wide range of extra-curricular activities under the guidance of well qualified teachers. Day pupils and boarders alike enjoy the extensive facilities and special atmosphere. Wherever a childs ability lies, we will seek to nurture and encourage its development.
The Christian foundation shared by Brontė House and Woodhouse Grove is apparent in the schools concern with individual character and commitment, its programmes of religious, personal and social education and its public contribution through charity work. Pupils are encouraged to be honest, caring and conscientious - like Woodhouse Groves founders - and ultimately to decide for themselves, with guidance from the school, a moral code by which to live.
Our purpose is expressed in the following aims:
To develop the academic potential of each pupil, successfully and enjoyably. To foster mature and caring behaviour and high standards. To develop talents and skills whether physical, technical, social or artistic.
We hope that our pupils will go into a world of opportunity with the confidence born of achievement in the range of activities open to them, and with the strength of character developed by their sustained exposure to challenges and experiences in a caring and secure setting.
Visitors to Woodhouse Grove often comment on our friendly and purposeful atmosphere - we value that and hope you will too.
After looking at our website, please contact the school to arrange a visit and see for yourself. I would be delighted to welcome you.