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Woodford House

Intermediate / Secondary (Years 7-13)

Woodford House is a boutique boarding and day school where the girl is always at the centre.

Woodford House provides safe, challenging and holistic educational experiences that encourage individual excellence, independence and global connectedness.

Its special character draws upon Christian values to continuously develop respectful, kind and tolerant young women. The Chapel lies physically and spiritually at the heart of the School, and spirituality is one of the four cornerstones alongside academia, sport and culture.

The School is located on 18-hectares of beautiful park-like grounds, making it the ideal place to study and pursue passions. Their small class sizes combined with exceptional teachers provide each girl with the opportunity to excel in their own learning goals.

Woodford House consistently exceeds national averages in NCEA, positioning it as one of the leading schools for girls in New Zealand.



Contact Woodford House
Physical address

Iona Road
4130 Havelock North
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Phone numbers

068730700 ext 870

  • Number of students: 320
  • Number of international students: 15
  • Females only

Qualifications available

  • National Standards Testing
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Boarding hostel
  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Chapel
  • Multi-faith

Religious Clubs

  • Anglican
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