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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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Student Trip to Massey College of Creative Arts

On Friday 10 May, Woodford House Visual Arts students Le Vu, Tracy Zeng and Eva Chang attended a secondary school Student Experience Day. This took place at the Massey University College of Creative Arts campus in Wellington. Ms Morris, their…Read More

Putting the WH in Whānau

“They are us. But with that memory comes a responsibility. A responsibility to be the place that we wish to be. A place that is diverse, that is welcoming, that is kind and compassionate. Those values represent the very best…Read More

New Faculties of Learning

In 2019, our teaching and learning structure has moved away from the traditional ‘department’ model to a new faculty structure. The purpose of this new structure is to provide greater opportunities for strategic planning, develop more cohesion between similar learning…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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