School History

“Winterfold owes much to its past. Today’s school maintains its traditional values and family ethos and combines these with a contemporary education.”

Winterfold House School was founded in Birmingham in 1923, 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. In 1997 it became a Charitable Trust, controlled by its own Board of Governors.

In 2023 Winterfold celebrated its Centenary year with a whole host of events – from planting some beautiful native trees, to a history talk and an art display and a concert.  Our Old Winterfoldians were invited to join us and our Parents Association hosted a very special Centenary Ball. 

We are proud of our history and it is this sense of how the School continues to develop that gives generations of children a real love for their school. 

Winterfold is a Roman Catholic school, and the parish priest at nearby St Ambrose Church 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.

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