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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)
Mr S G Alder BA FCA
Mrs M Holman MA
Ms L Ayres LLB
The Revd Canon L M Barley BA Hons MSc PGCE
Mrs P Pritchard BEd Hons LRAM ARCM
Dr I Bishop CBE BEd Hons MA LLD
Mr P H W Southern FRICS
Mr R J Bokros
Key Officers
The Revd Canon B D Clover MA FRSA LTCL (Senior Provost – Provost of Northern, Midland, Eastern and Western Regions)
The Rt Revd C J Meyrick MA Oxon, Bishop of Lynn (Provost of Southern Region)
Mr M Corcoran BSc ACA (Director of Finance/Company Secretary)
Mr C Wright MA FRSA (Director of Education)
Incorporated Schools (independent)
Abbots Bromley School
King’s College, Taunton
Abbots Bromley International College
King’s Hall School, Taunton
Abbots Bromley Preparatory School
Lancing College
Ardingly College
Lancing College Preparatory School at Hove
Ardingly College Preparatory School
Lancing College Preparatory School at Worthing
Bloxham School
The Peterborough School
The Cathedral School, Llandaff
Prestfelde School, Shrewsbury
Denstone College
Queen Mary’s School, Thirsk
Denstone College Prep School at Smallwood Manor
St James’ School, Grimsby
Ellesmere College
Worksop College
Hurstpierpoint College
Worksop College Preparatory School, Retford
Hurstpierpoint College Preparatory School
Information on all of the schools can be found on the website www.woodard.co.uk
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. In 2011 the members of the wider Woodard family raised sufficient funds to open the Woodard Langalanga Secondary School in Gilgil, Kenya to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the Founder, Canon Nathaniel Woodard. Doors opened to the first intake of pupils in January 2012; there are now 425 boys and girls being influenced by the Woodard ethos.
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.
Woodard Schools
High Street, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 3BW
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