We are not just school students living in a house, we really are family to one another.
Anna Fishwick, Former Wycliffe Head of School
Wycliffe Prep & Senior Schools are renowned for their boarding facilities which include, in some the houses, sauna’s, under floor heating and of course wifi. All the Houses are warm, friendly and quickly become a home from home. House competitions, relaxing with friends in the evenings and being warm, cosy and safe are features of a boarding experience at Wycliffe.
From old style Victorian Boarding houses with loads of character to a brand new boarding house with state of the art facilities, each pupil quickly settles into boarding life and thrives in the outstanding care from each of the Housemasters and Housemistresses and their teams.
Our Prep girls’ boarders enjoy staying in Windrush House which is very cosy with a colour scheme, accessories and furniture chosen by the girls. There is a comfortable sitting room with satellite TV, DVD player, board games and computers. In addition, there is a kitchen area for cosy nights in with toast and hot chocolate!
The boys’ house – Pennwood House, is a purpose-built house and also boasts large amounts of room and great facilities for the boys to enjoy including a common room, a computer workroom and a games room. Friendly games are arranged on a regular basis – allowing each pupil to have fun, whilst reaching their potential too.
Both of the prep boarding houses are within the Wycliffe grounds and take advantage of the outstanding facilities offered at the preparatory school including Tennis Courts, Astro pitches and extensive games areas.
The Senior School has 8 boarding houses for pupils from aged 13 – 18 years. Each House has a Housemaster or Housemistress, Assistant Housemaster or Housemistress and matrons along with visiting teaching staff. Each house has its own personality and style, some are small shared dorms and some are singles, some houses are for ages 13 – 18 and some are Sixth Form only. Whichever House you go to, you will quickly form a close bond and enjoy being part of a friendly, community that will become a home for your time at Wycliffe. Each Boarding House is located within the main School grounds which means that lessons, dining and all the sports facilities are within a maximum 5 minutes walk. During the evenings the Campus is well lit and safe for all students with no busy roads to cross which means they can all participate in the wide range of evening activities and social events.
Alongside our full boarders and day pupils we also offer a flexi-boarding option where we happily welcome students and pupils who wish to pre-select the nights each week to board at Wycliffe.
Please contact us for more information or to request a prospectus for Wycliffe.