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Woodhouse College

Woodhouse College
Type State Sixth Form College
Principal Mr John Rubinstein
Location Woodhouse Road
N12 9EY
Local authority London Borough of Barnet
DfE number ???/8600
DfE URN 130427 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1060 (2008/9)
Gender Co-Educational
Ages 16–19
Website Woodhouse College

Woodhouse College is a selective single site state sixth form college situated between North Finchley and Friern Barnet on the eastern side of the London Borough of Barnet.


  • Admissions 1
  • History 2
    • Woodhouse Grammar School 2.1
    • Sixth Form College 2.2
  • The Prime Minister's Global Fellowship 3
  • Academic performance 4
  • Notable alumni 5
    • Woodhouse Grammar School 5.1
    • Woodhouse Sixth Form College 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The college caters mainly for full-time students aged 16 to 19 whose primary aim is to progress to Higher Education.


Woodhouse Grammar School

After the Third Reich authorities to a member of the British team who attended the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and subsequently became known as 'the Hitler tree'.

During the Second World War, the school continued to function but the basement was used by the ARP service. The names of the forty-seven former pupils who died during the Second World War are recorded in a hand-illuminated Roll of Honour which hangs at the foot of the main staircase near the front entrance to the college. The Roll of Honour also records the names of the four houses of the old grammar school: Gordon, Livingstone, Nightingale and Scott.[1]

In May 1978, two 18-year-old girls dressed up in boys' school uniforms to protest about two patronising 'sexist' books they found in the school library called Frankly Feminine and Good Grooming for Girls. They were briefly suspended from the school.

Sixth Form College

Woodhouse Grammar School was later reconstituted as Woodhouse Sixth Form College. There were plans to merge the school with Friern Barnet County Secondary School in 1971, but these were blocked by local MP Margaret Thatcher. Mrs Thatcher gave a speech at the college in May 1983.

The Prime Minister's Global Fellowship

The school had its first three students attain places on the Prime Minister's Global Fellowship programme in 2009.[2]

Academic performance

The college achieves above average A-level results, about the fourth highest in Barnet LEA. Woodhouse College's 2011 results were 65.4% for grades A* - B [3]

Notable alumni

Woodhouse Grammar School

Woodhouse Sixth Form College


  1. ^ By Word and Deed - a chronicle of Woodhouse 1922-49 by Percy Reboul published by the Friends of Woodhouse
  2. ^ British Council website "Fellows" accessed November 10, 2009.
  3. ^ "A Level Results 2011". Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Taylor, John (2005-07-29). "Giles Hart". The Independent. Independent News and Media. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  5. ^ Oliver Postgate obituary
  6. ^ Hari, Johann (22 March 2011). "Johann Hari: What I've got in common with Jamie Oliver's kids". The Independent. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 

External links

  • Woodhouse College
  • EduBase
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