Woodrow High House Residential Centre
At the end of an overgrown lane, on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, Woodrow High House creates a wonderful range of new opportunities for more than 6,000 young people every year. Outside the classroom, we work with young people beyond their normal environment with a lasting effect on personal and social development.
"The children remember it. We have children back with us on work experience and they always remember Woodrow, they always tell you what they loved and what they remember. It stays with them."
Headteacher, Winslow CE Combined School
Once home to the family of Oliver Cromwell, Woodrow is a 17th century manor house and quite extraordinary space. In 21st century Britain, when young people are ever-more immersed in celebrity and shopping, we think Woodrow offers something different: a home that’s 350 years old and bristling with history - with character and corners that stay in the memory long into adulthood.
We provide residential courses - typically for schools during the week and youth clubs at weekends. Our specialist disability initiative, Activenture, runs from Woodrow in school holidays. We teach local children to swim. We offer day courses for those who want to try out before committing to a residential. Through outdoor activities, environmental studies, sports and performing arts, team and leadership development, Woodrow provides education for life...
Within the House, spacious, oak-panelled drawing rooms allow for all-important group work. A key feature of Woodrow is the chance to combine challenging and enjoyable activities with opportunities for reflection and discussion.
In the quiet of a summer evening or the stillness of a fresh fall of snow, stepping onto sweeping lawns or huddled beneath a giant cedar, nobody escapes a sense that Woodrow is special. Never more so than when young people arrive, registering their simple excitement that for now this House belongs to them.
Get in touch!
For further information or to arrange a visit to see Woodrow High House for yourself please call Tessa Osman - the Woodrow Development Manager on 01494 733721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.