Abigail

Abigail, Joined in Year 2 and Started Boarding in Year 3, now in Year 10 from the UK

Abigail joined Wycliffe in Year 2, and boarded from Year 3 to Year 7.

“The best decision my family ever made was for me to board here. My father has been in the Royal Air Force for 32 years, and this has meant that we moved around a lot. I found it very exciting to explore lots of different places, but when I began boarding at Wycliffe I realised that being able to stay at one school and develop strong relationships with my friends here had become very important to me.”

For Abigail, a typical week at Wycliffe can be fairly busy. Being a keen violin player and singer, Abigail enjoys being part of the String Group, Orchestra and Choir, and her favourite event of the year is always the Spring Music Concert.

“I love to see my musical friends perform. I find it fascinating how one piece of music can be interpreted in so many different ways.”

Abigail enjoys her lessons at Wycliffe for various reasons, one being her teachers; “the teachers here are great. They have a good balance of being strict whilst also letting us have fun and allowing us to have creative freedom.” Another exciting aspect to life at Wycliffe has been the opportunity to make friends with pupils from all over the world; “our lives are so different, but because of Wycliffe we are all connected. It’s so fascinating to hear stories from my international school friends.”

Abigail would describe Wycliffe as “creative, welcoming and encouraging” and her advice for anyone joining the school is to “embrace every opportunity as this will lead you to meet so many new and interesting people.”

Luke

Luke, Joined in the Pre-A Level One Year GCSE Programme, now in Year 12 and is from Hong Kong

Luke started his Wycliffe life in the Pre- A Level One Year GCSE Programme which he said was a great way to “get to know other pupils…and learn English”. Luke is a pupil in Ward’s house where he said “It is an excellent house, as it’s a new building and the facilities are great”. He likes the en-suite rooms, and since boarding in the UK he has become more independent. He joined in with the House Film Competition where he was involved in the music production, and he joined in the House Song Competition where he played his guitar – he is also part of the Guitar Group.

Luke has just finished Year 12 studying Quantitative Reasoning, Chinese, Economics, Psychology and IELTS at A Level and is already starting to look at which Universities he would like to apply for. He would like to explore the options of studying either Psychology/Sociology or Economics/Business and has looked at Swansea, Brighton, Lancaster and Queen Mary’s as University options so far. His favourite A level subject is “Psychology, because it is a social science, we have open discussions, can find scientific solutions to issues”. Luke loves school life at Wycliffe, particularly the smaller and self-contained campus away from the cities.

Sasha

Sasha, Joined in the Pre-A Level One Year GCSE Programme, now in Year 13 Boarder from Latvia

Sasha has been at Wycliffe for three years, she started in the Development Year and has just completed Year 13. She has been studying Art and Design, DT and Business with her favourite subject being DT where she can choose her own project and develop it. She hopes studying DT will help her to get into University to study Interior Design and Architecture. After a trip to France with her father where she was inspired by the castles and the interior of hotels she visited, she really would like to study at Paris University, knowing she will need a good level of French language, Sasha studied A level French in Year 12, she said “ I used to be quite slow, Wycliffe really helped me”. Sasha said of her time at Wycliffe “I’ve had lots of good moments here, my portfolio for University has grown with work, I enjoyed being able to choose my subjects for A levels and I have gotten to know as many people as possible”.

Nathan

Nathan, Joined in Year 12 and now in Year 12 British Day Pupil

Nathan joined Wycliffe in Year 12, he loves his Rugby and he is a Wycliffe Rugby Scholar and plays in the 1st XV. He is also in the Under 18 Academy team at Gloucester Rugby and looking forward to the tour to Italy and Venice.

Nathan was been selected as a Senior Prefect, which he believes is a great place to develop leadership skills and also to enhance his University applications. Currently he is studying Business, Maths and Computer Science at A level, and his favourite subject is Business “because it relates well to the real world and makes the news more relevant”.

Nathan is a day pupil at Wycliffe in Collingwood Senior House, he came to Wycliffe for the Rugby and gets to play and train with Wycliffe and Gloucester throughout the week. He enjoys being in a school team as he said “it helps to make friends and bond with other pupils who may not take the same subjects as you, the coaches are great and I can go for extra sessions during my free lessons and at lunchtime.

“Wycliffe is a small campus, which is much friendlier and you get to know everyone.”

He would like to read Computer Science at University and is hoping to go to Bristol, Warwick, Bath or Birmingham University.

Ola

Ola, Joined in Year 7, now in Year 13 from Nigeria

Ola is studying A Levels in English Literature, Politics, Philosophy and Ethics and Psychology, and she has her sights set on studying Law at University College, London, or the London School of Economics. She has been at Wycliffe College since Year 7, and from the start she found the school welcoming and well-rounded.

“I love the Courtroom Drama activity during my time in Years 7 and 8 – I think it is this that made me decide on Law as a career.”

At the Senior School, Ola now she takes part in Debating Club and the Model United Nations, as well as being part of the Hockey Team and Netball Team and playing a lot of tennis (her favourite sport). She boards in Haywardsend, one of the seven boarding and day houses at the College, and she loves the close-knit family community of her house. When asked for three words to describe Wycliffe, she said, “challenging, fun and community.”

Wycliffe at a glance...

60

Acre Campus

27

Sixth Form Subjects

10

Average Class Size

8

Houses

21

GCSE Subjects

14

Largest Sixth Form Class

90

Minutes from London

1882

Founding Year

Pupil Profiles

Sergey
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Stephanie
Stephanie is the first to say that she comes from an unconventional background. Many of her family work at a fairground and she is the first of them to study at Sixth Form level.
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Tom
Tom loves his football and one of the key things he enjoyed about Wycliffe was the range of activities going on outside the classroom, not just in sports but singing in the School Choir which has over 70 pupils.
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Isla
Isla is 5 years old and enjoys lots of different things about life at Wycliffe - including drumming in her weekly music lessons!
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William
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Wycliffe College

Wycliffe is a thriving independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 18, set within the heart of the Cotswolds – South West of England.

Children join our Nursery from 2+ years. The Nursery offers independent nursery school facilities with a stimulating and safe environment all set within the beautiful grounds of the Preparatory School. Our stand-alone Preparatory School accommodates children aged from 4+ to 13 years, where they are able to flourish and where they are encouraged to do their best. Our Senior School accommodates young adults up to the age of

18 – with sixth form also available. Wycliffe  is an ideal destination for pupils who want all the advantages of a contemporary environment in a beautiful rural location. Wycliffe successfully blends the best of the traditional and modern. The boarding school has excellent links to London both by road and rail and is close to the amenities offered in the Cotswolds, Cheltenham, Bristol and Bath.

At Wycliffe, we value tradition, embrace modernity and respect individuality. Wycliffe accepts pupils with a wide range of abilities and rejoices in their individual successes. Pupils are valued for who they are; diversity is celebrated.

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