Woodhouse Grove School,武德豪斯中學,武德豪斯學校
學校類型: 合校, 中學，小學
地址: Woodhouse Grove School, Apperley Bridge, West Yorkshire BD10 0NR
郵編: BD10 0NR
電話: 0113 250 2477
學生人數: 共1043人, 13年級100人
考試成績: GCSE: 120名11年級學生參加GCSE統考，超過85%的學生獲得5門以上C。A-levels:
著名校友: Sir Nick Houghton將軍 (國防部首長), (男爵) Field Marshall Michael Walker
(前國防部首長), John Lockwood Kipling (博物館館長), Katie O’Brien (網球運動員), Kathryn
Leng (英格蘭板球運動員), Dominic Leclerc (董事長及作家), Jessica Knappit (作家和演員)
Apperley Bridge, West
Yorkshire BD10 0NR
Tel: 0113 250 2477 Fax: 0113 250 5290
• CO-ED, 11–18, Day & Boarding (Full & Weekly)
• Pupils 670, Upper sixth 75
• Termly fees £2700–£2760 (Day), £4940–£4960 (Boarding), £4500–£4560
• Enquiries/application to the Headmaster
WHAT IT’S LIKE
Founded in 1812, the school and its prep school, Bronte House, have fine
buildings in spacious grounds in the Aire Valley between Leeds and
Bradford. There are excellent all-round facilities (including a sports
and performing arts complex) and comfortable boarding accommodation. A
Methodist foundation, providing a caring community and each pupil is
encouraged to develop individual talents to the full. It first admitted
girls to the sixth form in 1979 and is now fully co-educational. Given
its broad intake, academic standards are high and examination results
good. It is very strong in music and drama. Sporting facilities are
first rate and the standards in sport and games are high (several county
and national representatives). There is a genuine commitment to local
community services and a strong fund-raising spirit. Activities are
arranged for boarding pupils, including stays at outdoor centres.
Pupils & entrance
Pupils: Age range 11–18; 670 pupils, 570 day (350 boys,
220 girls), 100 boarding (60 boys, 40 girls).
Entrance: Main entry ages 11, 13 and 16. Own entrance exam used;
for sixth-form entry, 5 GCSE passes (grade B in sixth-form subjects),
interview and report. Aptitude in instrumental music, art and sport
looked for; no religious requirements. 33% of main intake from state
schools (plus 12% new entrants to sixth form); 50% from own prep school,
Brontë House School (enquiries to the Head, tel 0113 250 2811).
Scholarships, bursaries & extras Up to 20 pa scholarships,
value £600–£3000 pa: 10 academic, 8 all-rounder, 2 art and 2 music. Up
to 15 bursaries, in cases of financial need, awarded at 11 and 16; plus
allowances for children of ministers and of service personnel. Extras
include excursions, extra tuition eg music.
Parents 60+% live within 30 miles; 10+% live overseas.
Head & staff
Headmaster: David Humphreys, appointed in 1996. Educated at
Southampton University (geography). Previously Deputy Head at Caterham
and Head of Department and Housemaster at Wellingborough.
Teaching staff: 49 full time, 7 part time. Annual turnover 3%.
Average age 43.
GCSE: On average, 95 pupils in upper fifth: 66% gain at least
grade C in 8+ subjects; 21% in 5–7; and 12% in 1–4 subjects. Average
GCSE score 52 (over 5 years).
A-levels: 63 in upper sixth: 20% pass in 4+ subjects (including
general studies); 67% in 3; 10% in 2 subjects. Average final point score
achieved by upper sixth formers 333.
University & college entrance 90% of 2003 sixth-form leavers
went on to a degree course, 20% after a gap year, 2% to Oxbridge. 5%
took courses in medicine, dentistry & veterinary science, 25% in science
& engineering, 55% in humanities & social sciences, 5% in art & design,
3% in music. Others typically go on to eg art college, other non-degree
courses or straight into careers (eg industry, army).
Curriculum GCSE, Vocational A-levels (AVCE), AS and A-levels.
20 AS/A-level subjects, 1 AVCE.
Sixth form: Most sixth formers either take 4 subjects at
AS-level, 3 at A-level or take 1 AVCE. In addition all take AS-level
general studies (A-level optional). 30% take science A-levels; 50%
arts/humanities; 20% both. Key skills integrated into sixth-form courses
and monitored by tutors.
Vocational: Advanced GNVQ in business.
Special provision: Dyslexia unit – extra tuition and pupils can
use laptops. EFL studies.
Languages: French, German and Spanish offered to GCSE and
A-level. Regular exchanges to France and Germany.
ICT: Taught both across the curriculum and as a discrete subject
(2 lessons/week in Years 7–11). 100 computers solely for use by pupils
all day (in 4 computer suites, computer-aided design studio and
library); many networked, some with e-mail and internet access.
Music: Over 50% of pupils learn a musical instrument;
instrumental exams can be taken. Some 8 musical groups, including 3
orchestras, concert band, string group, flute choir, brass ensemble.
Drama & dance: Both offered. LAMDA, RAD and speech exams may be
taken. Majority of pupils are involved in school and house/other
Art & design: On average, 30 take GCSE, 10 A-level. Graphic
design and photography also offered. Typically 3 pa pupils go to art
Sport & activities
Sport: Rugby, cricket, netball, rounders compulsory. Optional:
athletics, hockey, cross-country, squash, volleyball, rowing, tennis,
basketball, aerobics. National representatives in rugby, cricket, squash
and swimming; many county players at rugby, several in cricket.
Activities: Pupils take Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Up to 15 clubs
eg photography, chess, technology, choral singing, cycling, art,
Uniform: School uniform worn; separate sixth-form uniform.
Houses & prefects: Competitive houses. Prefects, head boy/girl,
head of house and house prefects – appointed by the Head.
Religion: Morning prayers compulsory.
Social: Regular exchanges with France and Germany. Meals
self-service. School shop. No tobacco or alcohol allowed.
Discipline School detentions held on Friday afternoons and
Saturday mornings. Suspension for serious offences.
Boarding Upper sixth have own study bedroom, lower sixth
share; others in dormitories of 3–6. Single-sex houses 13–18; plus
separate mixed junior house. Qualified nurse(s). Central dining room. 3
weekend exeats each year. Visits to the local town allowed with
Alumni association is run by David Littlefair, Hon Secretary,
Old Grovian Association,
c/o the school.
Former pupils Lord Woolley (NFU); Sir Noel Stockdale (Asda);
Alan Cuckston (harpsichord); Steven Burnhill (rugby international);
Kenneth Hind MP; General Sir Michael Walker.