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Woodford County High School first opened to its pupils on 29 September 1919.  Seven teachers oversaw the education of 110 girls in a building which would doubtless be familiar to us, but had only recently been repurposed having served as a military hospital throughout World War One. Over the intervening century the school has increased ten-fold in size. While its core purpose remains unchanged, the ways in which it prepares girls to thrive in adult life is constantly evolving.

This week, we mark the school’s 100th birthday.

On Friday, we celebrate with our current students.  The day will start, in line with tradition, with a Parade of Banners on the Front Lawn, followed by our Birthday Service for which we’ll be joined by a number of invited guests (governors, former staff, Old Girls and PFA representatives). The service concludes the formal part of the day and gives way to the eating of a great deal of cake. 

Activities for the rest of the day include:

Year 7: a puzzle challenge

Year 8:  a murder mystery to solve

Year 9:  Outdoor activities at Gilwell Park

Year 10: a wide variety of activities from cookery to dance, here on site

Year 11: Outdoor activities at Thriftwood

On Sunday (the actual Centenary) 700+ former students will return to the school to celebrate this mile stone anniversary at an Old Girls’ Association event.

The end of the week should bring some surprises. It is our hope that there is something for everyone in our celebrations, making these truly memorable occasions.

Ms Jo Pomeroy


  • Woodford 100 Years
  • Investors in Careers
  • Equally Safe
  • 360 degree Safe Award
  • ASGS
  • Healthy School
  • Research Mark
  • TFL Award-Gold
  • The Leaders Council
  • School Leadership Programme
  • The English PTI
  • History PTI
  • The Two Subjects PTI
  • Internatiional Coalition for Girls School' s
  • Top 100 Stem School
  • Sunday Times London State School of the Year 2019
  • London School Music Excellence Award 2018
  • The Parliamentary review