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White House Preparatory School
Finchampstead Road, RG40 3HD, UK Wokingham
+44 (0)118 978 5151

Welcome from the Head

Welcome to our website, we hope that it provides you with an insight into life at our school. Of course the best way to see White House School is to come to visit in person. We are always delighted to show visitors round our caring and happy school here in Wokingham.

White House School is a small independent day school, for girls aged 2½ to 11. We also have an excellent co-educational nursery. 

At White House our success is built upon inspiring teaching and the individual attention and recognition we give our pupils. We believe that within a secure and nurturing environment children will develop the confidence to enable them to mature and flourish, both academically and socially.

As a Christian school we believe every pupil should be given the opportunity to develop his or her potential. Of course we welcome children of all faiths into our school community.

Our high levels of expectation help pupils to achieve excellent academic results. We see your child's education as a partnership between school and home. We welcome parents into school and encourage them to join in with activities and outings.

The school is open from 8:00am and children may stay for tea or extended day until 6:00pm if parents wish.

Please contact us if you have any questions about White House School or any comments about our website.

Enjoy your visit! Kind regards 

The Head teacher

Brief history of the school

White House School was founded over 100 years ago in the centre of Wokingham. The school has occupied its present site on the outskirts of the town for over 50 years. A continuous programme of modernisation has ensured that the school combines the graceful character of the original building with spacious, well-equipped teaching areas. Spacious wooded grounds provide an attractive and safe play area.

School aims

about white house school

We aim to help each child to achieve his or her full potential by:

  • Providing a happy, secure and structured learning environment within a Christian ethos of love, care and respect for each individual.
  • Delivering a broad and balanced curriculum and encouraging, supporting and challenging children to achieve the highest standards of which they are capable.
  • Offering a variety of opportunities for children to develop skills and confidence through their creative and sporting activities.
  • Establishing high expectations of behaviour and courtesy through example and guidance.
  • Fostering self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, independence and a positive attitude to learning in each child, both in this school and in preparation for the next stage of his/her education.
  • Working in partnership with parents for the education of their children.
  • Promoting links with the local community.


White House School is a member of the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools

Please visit for further details.

Links to other schools

Although our girls move on to a range of different senior schools in the local area and beyond, we do share close links with Luckley-Oakfield School which is in very close proximity to us. Luckley-Oakfield is an independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18, please visit for further details.


Academic Curriculum

academic curriculumEach child is valued for his or her unique gifts. White House gives each pupil the opportunity to develop in an environment of encouragement and high expectations.

Enthusiastic and well-qualified staff teach a broad and balanced curriculum. Lively, well-structured teaching makes learning exciting and rewarding. Small classes allow teachers to support each individual.

At White House, a full and varied programme of creative arts and sports complements a strong academic foundation. Each child is encouraged to achieve his or her full potential.

The demands of the National Curriculum are recognised and we ensure that our pupils are fully prepared for the next stage of their education. In recent years, pupils have achieved excellent results in entrance examinations and in national assessments.

We do not select our pupils on their academic performance and we accept children with a range of abilities. Programmes of work may be adjusted to individual needs. Specialist teachers can provide additional help, on an individual basis, to children who would benefit from extra support.

Early Years

academic curriculumThe early years of a child's life are perhaps the most important of all. At White House we aim to give our pupils the best possible start. We offer both girls and boys a happy, stimulating and caring environment. Our high staff:pupil ratios and excellent facilities ensure that children enjoy their earliest experiences.

Although the nursery forms its own unit, with adjacent play areas, it is very much part of the whole school. The nursery children use the extensive facilities of the school and join in with whole school activities such as drama, music, assemblies and sports. This ensures that they make the transition into the main school with ease and confidence.

Our curriculum in the nursery and reception classes includes:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Mathematical development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development

Our aim is to create an atmosphere that encourages children to investigate, explore and discover for themselves and to give them a love for learning.

Academic Achievement

academic curriculumAt White House, we want each pupil to achieve his or her full potential. Our results in national examinations show just how well our pupils have performed, with girls well exceeding national averages for all sectors of schools. 

Our 2007 end of Key Stage 2 results were excellent, putting us well ahead of national averages:

  • 100% of our pupils achieved level 4 or above in all subjects
  • 80% of our pupils achieved level 5 in Science
  • 53% of our pupils achieved level 5 in English 
  • 60% of our pupils achieved level 5 in Maths 

These are excellent results, but it is important to realise that we do not achieve our high standards by driving for 'league table' success. We achieve this by careful and thorough teaching and by providing each child with a clear, individual target.


Beyond the Curriculum

Beyond the Curriculum

Beyond the CurriculumWe believe that learning should be varied and exciting. By providing our pupils with opportunities to take part in sport, creative arts such as art, music, drama and dance, trips and excursions and activities in the local community, we enhance their educational experience and help them to develop their confidence and independence.

The subsections above show just a few of the activities children have enjoyed.



Canal Art

Computer club

In Computer club we have used tools (to make marks on the paper) and effects (to play with those marks) to make images. Next week we are making bookmarks.

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