High quality education in an actively Christian environment for all
Members of the Board
Chairman: Mr R S Morse
The Rt Revd Dr J Inge BSc MA PhD DLitt, Bishop of Worcester (President)
Dr I Bishop CBE BEd (Hons) MA LLD
The Very Revd J R Hall BA FRSA HonDD HonDTheol HonFCollT FSA HonDLitt
Mr M S Hedges MA FCA FRSA
Mrs M Holman MA
Mr B M Newman MA MBA CEng FIMechE FIET FIoD FRSA
Mr A T Prince MA Oxon MBA CEng FBCS FCSI
Mrs P Pritchard BEd (Hons) LRAM ARCM
Mr P H W Southern FRICS
The Revd Canon B D Clover MA MMCM FRSA (Senior Provost)
Mr C Wright MA FRSA (Director of Education)
Mr M Corcoran BSc ACA (Director of Finance/Company Secretary)
Incorporated Schools (independent)
The Peterborough School
Ardingly College Preparatory School
Hurstpierpoint College Preparatory School
Prestfelde School, Shrewsbury
King's College, Taunton
Queen Mary’s School, Thirsk
The Cathedral School, Llandaff
King’s Hall School, Taunton
Ranby House, Retford
St James’ School, Grimsby
Denstone College Prep School at Smallwood
Lancing College Preparatory School at Hove
Lancing College Preparatory School at Worthing
Woodard schools form the largest group of Anglican schools in England and Wales. In addition to the above list of incorporated schools, a number of schools in the independent and maintained sectors choose to be associated or affiliated, respectively. Woodard also sponsors academies. The schools are not exclusive and take pupils of all faiths and of none. In total over 30,000 pupils are taught in schools throughout the group.
This unique partnership of schools, independent and state, boarding and day, junior and senior, co-educational and single-sex, is united by a determination to provide a first-class holistic education within a distinctive Christian ethos. The schools were founded by Nathaniel Woodard in the nineteenth century and aim to prepare children from a wide variety of backgrounds for responsibility, leadership and service in today’s world.
The schools seek to provide flexible, stimulating, demanding and appropriate schemes of academic study together with a rich variety of sporting, artistic and recreational opportunities. We encourage personal success, self-confidence and self-respect whilst also stressing the importance of responsible citizenship, high moral values and a commitment to use one’s gifts in the service of others.
With the geographical spread and diversity of schools included in the group it is able to offer parents a wide range of educational options for their children. Woodard incorporated schools operate bursary and scholarship schemes including all classes of concession. Fees vary from school to school and are set locally.
The Woodard Corporation is a Registered Charity (No. 1096270) and Company (No. 4659710). The objects of the charity are to promote and extend education (including spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical education) in accordance with the doctrines and principles of the Church of England/Church in Wales by directly or indirectly carrying on schools.
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