Welcome to the Woodard Schools
FAITH, UNITY, VISION
The Woodard Corporation (Woodard) is an exceptional charity founded on the vision of Canon Nathaniel Woodard in the mid nineteenth century as a product of the Oxford Movement and the Catholic revival in the Church of England and a direct consequence of the Founder’s concern to transform his contemporary society through the provision of quality Christian education to the emerging middle classes.
Since that time Woodard has attracted state maintained (Affiliated) and other independent (Associated) schools into its fellowship and, through its sister company, the Woodard Academies Trust, sponsors academies.
Every Woodard school and academy is an integral part of the Woodard family of schools and is expected to be an active partner with other schools within the family. Woodard firmly believes that all young people should be given every opportunity to flourish and to become world class learners, within nurturing and supportive communities that place pastoral care at the heart of all we do. All Woodard schools and academies aim to provide first class education in an actively Christian environment.
Woodard is a unique expression of Church of England schools in the nation. The Founder’s vision of the family of schools as a Society is guarded by its Provosts and its Corporate Fellows and the group is characterised by mutual support, help and encouragement.