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Woodford House has been educating generations of exceptional women since it was established as a boarding school for girls over 125 years ago. As one of the largest boarding schools in New Zealand, Woodford House offers a Home to Excellence for both boarding and day students.

Located in Hawke’s Bay, Woodford House is a special character school that provides every girl with an exceptional education and endless opportunities, allowing her to flourish and achieve her personal best. The school has an extensive range of educational facilities from heritage buildings to modern learning suites.

An education at Woodford House is one of the greatest gifts you can give your daughter, empowering her to become a self-directed learner for life.

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2019 Performing Arts, Design and Creative Technologies Awards

The stars aligned on Thursday 31 October at the 2019 Performing Arts, Design and Creative Technologies Awards Evening. Students, their families and staff celebrated a year of achievement in visual art, music, dance and drama. Congratulations to all award winners…Read More

2019 Sports Awards Dinner

On Friday 18 October Woodford House celebrated another year of outstanding sporting achievements at the annual Sports Awards dinner. The awards evening is the culmination of a year of incredible effort, commitment and dedication from all of those involved; nominees,…Read More

Duke of Edinburgh Tramp

During the holidays, five of our girls took part in a very successful three day Gold Duke of Edinburgh Tramp in the beautiful Ruahine Ranges. The girls put in a huge amount of effort, hard work and planning to make…Read More

We welcome your enquiries and requests for further information about Woodford House. Guided tours are available for prospective boarding families.

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