Winterfold House School is centred around a spacious Georgian house set in nearly 40 acres of attractive grounds, surrounded by traditional English countryside of gently rolling farmland and pasture. This is the setting for our playing fields, pitches, woods and gardens. Beyond, there is a particularly fine view of Worcestershire across a landscape of small valleys, hills, copses and farmhouses to the Malvern Hills in the distance.
The School was founded in Birmingham in 1928, moving to Herefordshire in the war years, before finally settling at Winterfold House in 1946. For half a century it was a very successful boys' boarding school, but it has developed to meet new demands and new challenges and has emerged as a leading day school, taking boys and girls from 2 to 13 with a Day Nursery for babies from 6 weeks. In 1997 it became a Charitable Trust, controlled by its own Board of Governors.
Winterfold is a Roman Catholic school, and the parish priest at nearby St Mary's, Harvington serves as our School Chaplain. Children from other denominations have always been warmly welcomed at Winterfold and there is a strong ecumenical tradition which we have always felt to be of considerable benefit to all our children. We place a great emphasis on educating the whole child and aim to produce well rounded, confident boys and girls with high moral standards and respect for others.
At the heart of Winterfold’s ethos lies a very genuine concern for the happiness and success of every child entrusted into our care. Winterfold is almost unique in its history as a family run school and my wife, Linda, and I aim to maintain its intrinsic family values. We look upon the school as our family and our home. We pride ourselves that whilst being large enough to be able to offer excellent and constantly improving facilities, we are small enough to ensure that we know each of our pupils individually and this produces the secure and trusting environment which is vital for a child’s development.
At Winterfold we believe in the importance of the individual, and aim to develop the whole child. We place great emphasis upon discovering and nurturing the special talents of each pupil. Thus we provide a comprehensive range of opportunities which allows every boy and girl to find some area in which he or she will shine. Success in any endeavour raises confidence and self-esteem and this in turn leads to success in other areas, not least academic.
We aim to provide outstanding education at all levels so that every child’s academic potential is achieved. The staffare highly dedicated and well qualified and we operate a policy of continuing professional development which ensure that all teachers are abreast of current methods and techniques. Winterfold has an excellent record of success in entrance exams and scholarships to senior schools.