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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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Top School in Hawke’s Bay

Woodford House has been named as one of the best schools in New Zealand, and the top school in Hawke’s Bay. A report called Top 50 New Zealand Schools for Gaining Entry to Top Universities released by Crimson Education listed…Read More

New Careers Advisor Passionate About Self-Awareness

I am delighted to be the new Careers Advisor for Woodford House this year, taking the reins from Mrs Pam Knight who has been in this role for the past 30 years. I have been the Pathways Co-ordinator since 2013…Read More

Virtual Pastoral Care A Priority

You know the world has shifted on its axis when the call is ‘Daughters, lock up your Mothers.’ Covid19 saw us rush to care for our over 70s, those who are immunocompromised and to regather the clan. And so we…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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