During the war years, the majority of pupils were evacuated to Somerset and the school was commandeered by the local ambulance corps. During this time, Widford Lodge acquired its distinctive school hall.
In 1985, the Pre-Prep was introduced accepting boys aged four to seven. At the end of the 1980s, the decision was made to become a day school and, at the same time, the Witham family moved out of the school flat where they had lived in preparation for their retirement.
With the early 1990s seeing a decline in the number of boys choosing to stay at the school beyond the age of 11+, Widford Lodge became a co-educational day school for children between the ages of 2½ and 11 years old.
We are proud of our record of achievements. Today, we are an outstanding and high performing school – where our pupils reach their full potential, flourish in a nurturing environment and develop a love of learning.