Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, Wycliffe’s Boarding School offers a range of options for children from the age of 7 through to 19. From day to full to flexible options, our Boarding enables children to have a well-rounded education and be well-looked after with first-class facilities on campus including a modern gymnasium, Astro-turf, swimming pool and a state-of-the-art theatre. Our Boarding provides the perfect blend of community, culture and high quality tailored care to allow Boarders to thrive and develop.
Wycliffe understand that every family has different needs which is why we offer a range of boarding options including full boarding, day boarding and flexi-boarding. Whether you require safe place for your child to stay on one-off occasional nights or flexi-boarding for 1 to 4 nights a week, Wycliffe can cater to all requirements. Flexi-boarding proves to be popular with parents with a busy working life or who may work away or if pupils take part in additional extra-curricular activities in the evening.
Staff are around 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can feel confident that your children are supported and in safe hands.
Boarding is available for both boys and girls across a number of Boarding Houses. Our Prep School offers two boarding houses: Pennwood, the boys’ house with 35 boys and Windrush, the girls’ house with 30 girls. Our small Houses offer a sense of community and belonging for our Boarders.
In the Senior School, there are three boys’ Houses: Ward’s House, Robinson House and Haywardsfield; and three girls’ Houses: Ivy Grove, Lampeter and Haywardsend. Loosley Halls is our Sixth Form House for boys and girls in Years 12 and 13, and Collingwood is our co-educational House for Day Pupils. Each house in the Senior School has its own personality and spirit.
Wycliffe are keen to ensure children have a home away from home when Boarding with us. The Boarding rooms and facilities are designed to help children feel safe and secure as well as feel part of a community. All boarders will have their own space in a bedroom with a common room where they can take part in activities together or simply enjoy a bit of down-time. The facilities in each House are of a high specification and quality.
Pupils in Boarding get a mix of free time and activities with other Boarders. Activities are organised by the Housemistress and Housemaster with input from the children to ensure they are happy. Activities are planned on an almost daily basis which may include physical activities such as yoga, games nights and cooking. Our activities aim to bring people together and children may even try out something they may not have thought about doing before. At weekends, the Prep Boarding Houses join together events such as Harry Potter themed weekends, Record Breakers; Laser Tag and Wycliffe Bake Off; and in the Senior Houses, the older pupils often take trips to visit friends, family or for social events, as well as enjoying time on campus.
Ensuring your child is happy and supported during their time at Wycliffe is very important and is why Wycliffe are passionate about well-being and mental health. The relationship between Boarders and staff at Wycliffe is very strong with pupils able to talk to tutors, Matrons, Head of Houses and Boarding Housemaster/Mistresses about any issues they may have. At Wycliffe, we focus on a number of things to help children with their mental and physical well-being including physical health through learning and doing, healthy eating and exercise, good sleeping habits and teaching techniques to build self-esteem and confidence, and how to deal with stress.
If you have any questions about our boarding school or want to apply, enquire using the form below or contact our Admissions Managers.
Email our Prep School Admissions Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
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