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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 Prize Giving Results

On Wednesday 4 December, the School celebrated another wonderful year of achievements with our community at Prize Giving. Congratulations to all prize winners – see below for a full list of awards. A photo gallery from the day, including the…Read More

2019 Hastings Young Achievers Award

Two Woodford House students have been recognised for outstanding success in their chosen fields at the Hastings Heretaunga Lions Club Young Achievers Awards Ceremony. Year 13 students, Jessica MacFarquha and Tracy Zeng, stood alongside 20 other impressive young men and…Read More

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

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