Year 7 Secondary School Open Evening

Tuesday 7th June

6:30pm - 7:30pm

We are delighted to invite you to our Year 7 Open Evening taking place at our Prep School on Tuesday 7th June from 6:30pm – 7.30pm.

You will tour the campus, including our purpose-built teaching block for Year 7 and 8 – Etheridge Hall. Helena Grant, our Prep Head will talk about what is unique about a 13+ Prep School, what we can offer your child and her vision for the school.

Andrew Stone, Deputy Head Academic will discuss the Year 7 and 8 curriculum; and the Head of the Senior School, Nick Gregory will discuss the smooth transition between Prep and all that a Senior School education at Wycliffe can offer.

“The gifted are stretched, those who need it are supported; all are nurtured and encouraged to fulfil individual potential. Results speak for themselves, 2017 and 2019 respectively saw the best GCSE and A Level grades in the school’s history.”

Good Schools Guide 2021


In a recent parent survey, over 90% would recommend us to other parents.
  • 18:30 Helena Grant, Head of Prep
  • 18:40 Andrew Stone, Deputy Head Academic
  • 18: 50 A tour around the Prep School with Pupils or Staff
  • 19:15 Nick Gregory, Head of Wycliffe College
  • 19:30 Q&A and an opportunity for individual conversations with two key members of staff from the Senior School; Mr Sean Dunne, Deputy Head Academic and Kate Corbin, Deputy Head Pastoral

Join us at a time convenient to you

Can’t make it to our open evening? 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.

Benefits of being in Prep School for Year 7 and 8

Pupils who stay on for Years 7 and 8 or who join us at this point, experience a rewarding two years as they increase in self-confidence, develop their intellectual maturity, cultivate leadership skills and take greater responsibility for their learning.

  • During the last two years at prep school pupils have the opportunity to take on roles of responsibility such as Sports Team Captaincy, Prefects or Heads of School. In a larger Senior School, where Year 7 and 8’s are the youngest pupils in the school community there is less chance to take on these roles.
  • The nurturing Prep environment and smaller class sizes help build children’s confidence, so that when they join the Senior School in Year 9, they feel more self-assured and are ready for the move.
  • Being the top year in a school encourages maturity and independence. Year 8’s are expected to accompany visitors on school tours and make conversation with them, whilst being role models for their younger peers.
  • Years 7 and 8 offers the chance for children to grow up more gently and become an adolescent in familiar, safe and trusted environment without being involved in the social and academic world of young adults and the pressures of exams.
  • Our Value Added educational programme in drama, music, art and activity clubs combined with our fantastic facilities, sporting amenities and countryside campus ensures that pupils can take leading roles in plays, choirs, teams if they desire and have the opportunities to discover new activities that makes them happy.
  • Wycliffe Senior School teachers work alongside their Prep counterparts to ensure that the transition from Year 8 to Year 9 is smooth as pupils learn a curriculum that seamlessly runs into Year 9.
  • We tailor our teaching to individuals ensuring those that need additional help receive it to work at the best of their ability, to preparing gifted children for Scholarship assessment
  • The size and structure of our Year 7 and 8 classes ensure that all pupils in these year groups are able to attend school trips. Pupils benefit from the learning outside the classroom and the socialisation aspects that these bring. In larger Senior School due to sheer number of classes, not all children are able to go on trips.
  • At Wycliffe specifically, opportunities such as the Kirby Challenge and events through Round Square provide personal and academic achievement.

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Parents' Details

Parent or Guardian

Wycliffe Prep School

3 – 13 year olds

Sarah Holmstrom

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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