We are delighted to invite you to our Year 7 Open Morning taking place at our Prep School on Wednesday 22 March from 9:00am – 10:15am.

You will tour the campus, including our purpose-built teaching block for Year 7 and 8 – Etheridge Hall, see the school in action and listen to our Prep Head, Helena Grant, 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 be on hand to discuss how we promote a pioneering spirit, encourage individuals to embrace their future as global citizens, develop critical thinking and problem solving – all whilst encouraging a love for learning.

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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Join us at a time convenient to you

Can’t make it to our Year 7 open morning? Why not visit us at our Wycliffe Open Morning on Saturday 29th April? You will be able to view both the Prep Campus, where pupils are for Year 7 and 8 and also tour the Senior School campus where pupils continue the rest of their secondary school education.

Alternatively, get in touch with us by emailing our Prep Admissions Manager and he will make arrangements for a visit so you can discover more about Wycliffe and our approach.

“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
Wycliffe students ice skating
Wycliffe boys camping outdoors
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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