Join us at our Military Families Open Morning on Saturday 11th February 2023

We have a long tradition of supporting the families and children of those serving in the British Armed Forces. A third of our boarders are from Forces Families and many start in the Prep School from Year 3 (our youngest boarders) and stay with us right up to Year 13 in the Senior School.

During our Military Families Open Morning, you will have the chance to meet with some of our forces parents and ask them questions about Wycliffe that only a parent can answer, chat to our House Parents about the home from home environment we create in our boarding houses and tour the school campus.

Lots of Forces Boarders and a few from abroad…Weekends great fun and, though Boarders are allowed out, there tends to be an inflow of Day pupils staying for special activities rather than a general exodus.

Good Schools Guide on the Prep School

Benefits of Choosing Wycliffe for Forces Families

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  • At Wycliffe, Service Families who are eligible for the Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) pay only 10% of the school fees throughout your child’s entire schooling from Years 3 – 13 (age 7 -18)
  • The Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) includes all trips, residentials and activities in school
  • Boarding is a co-educational experience with separate houses for girls and boys to sleep
  • Our Sport is inclusive and all pupils play sport regularly each week. For those that excel in Sport there is an Elite Athletes’ Programme and access to county and regional clubs
  • Outstanding facilities onsite; swimming pool; Astro-turfs at both Prep and Senior campuses; boathouse within 5 miles of campus; theatre studios and first-class boarding houses.

Sophia’s Story

My family has generations of Ghurkas in the British and Indian Army from both sides of my parents. [Nepal] is where my Dad grew up, walking four hours to school every day before succeeding in becoming a Ghurka. My parents constantly remind me that some people have more difficult lives and that I should always be grateful for what I have and the supportive group of people around me. The education I have received at Wycliffe has allowed me to think and help other people, whilst achieving my own goals. I volunteered in Nepal. I worked at Kathmandu Hospital to enhance my knowledge about the quality of healthcare that patients receive in less economically-developed countries. I hope to be a doctor and help aid people in crisis around the world.

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Join us at a time convenient to you

Can’t make it to our open morning? Get in touch with us by emailing and we will come back to you about making alternative arrangements so you can discover more about Wycliffe and our approach.

Military Families Open Morning

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Wycliffe is located within easy reach of South West Forces Bases

Located in Gloucestershire, Wycliffe is within easy reach of the major Army and RAF bases across the South West with excellent road transport links (we are only one mile from M5 Junction 13); a train station only 400 yards away (with a direct train to Paddington); and Heathrow, Bristol and Birmingham airports all easily accessible in under two hours.

By car:

  • ARRC at Innsworth – 25 minutes
  • RAF Brize Norton – one hour
  • MOD Abbey Wood – 30 minutes
  • Salisbury Plain Training Area – one hour and 15 minutes.

Wycliffe Transport

Transport for day pupils
Wycliffe has a private fleet of minibuses that can pick up and drop off day pupils from bases that are within 45 minutes of school.

Based further afield?
If you are posted overseas or further afield in the UK we organise road transport at the beginning and of the holidays to any airport or UK location.

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Wycliffe Prep School

3 – 13 year olds

Mike McDonnell

Prep School Admissions Manager

01453 820471

07857 614284

Wycliffe Senior School

13 – 19 year olds

Fiona Lawson-Best

Senior School Admissions Manager

01453 820412

07738 107073

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