Boarding at Wycliffe is great fun and there is a real family atmosphere. The girls’ house, Windrush, is very cosy with colours and furniture chosen by the girls. There is a dedicated computer work room, indoor play area, music room, spacious sitting room with satellite TV, DVD player, board games and large kitchen area, including our resident goldfish!

The boys’ house, Pennwood, provides a fantastic environment for the young boys, and also has a large common room, computer workroom and games room. Friendly games leagues are arranged, and there is much competition between the boys and the girls.

A day in the life of a typical boarder at the Prep School


  • Pupils wake up, have time to shower and get ready for their day at school.
  • Tidy their dorm areas ready for inspection by the house staff.
  • Registration and then time to leave for breakfast at the Prep School Dining Room.

After leaving the boarding houses in the morning, pupils spend their day in lessons and doing educational activities.


  • After lessons finish, pupils have the option to take part in a vast number of activities with their friends and classmates.
  • All pupils enjoy an evening meal at the Prep School Dining Room
  • After eating their evening meal, pupils return to their boarding houses by 6.30pm
  • Pupils then have a few hours of free time to spend however they wish.
  • When pupils have finished their free time, house staff help the children relax and get ready for bed.

The boarding pupils are treated like day pupils during the day; in other boarding schools they go back to boarding houses during the day. At Wycliffe the prep school pupils go to school like a day pupil and go home to the boarding houses with dedicated staff that do not teach.

Open Afternoon for Reception to Year 2

Friday 20th March

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