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A school with pioneering spirit and an understanding of military families

As a child from a Military Family, you may have to move frequently leading to changing schools more often than you would like. This, coupled with living in surroundings different from your home country can have an impact on emotional and academic development. Wycliffe has over 140 years’ experience in supporting military families and their children. We understand the specific challenges they face and how important having a stable education in a secure, comfortable environment is. We use our extensive experience to support children of Military Families from around the world to settle quickly into school life.

Welcoming 120 International Pupils from Across the Globe

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Wycliffe is a genuine global community, welcoming over 120 international pupils to our Prep and Senior Schools each year.

Pupils from the age of 7 to 19 can board with us on a full or flexi basis; allowing them to immerse themselves fully in the British culture and the close-knit community here at Wycliffe. We also offer day places for children from the age of 3+.

 

How We Help Military Children Settle In

Pupil wellbeing is central to all that we do at Wycliffe and is what we are renowned for. We have help military children settle into Wycliffe Life in a number of ways:

Taster Stays

Prior to joining, children can come in for a taster stay, where they will have Guardian from their year group with similar interests to look after them. They will spend a day experiencing school life, including lessons, activities and a boarding night.

Boarding Buddy

When they join they have a buddy in boarding from their year group and they will share a room with someone from their year group too.

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Programme of wellbeing activities that include

We offer pilates, Zumba, Cooking, Yoga, specific lessons on Life Skills (including mental health) as well as lots and lots of sporting activities.

Enhanced pastoral care

Our tutor groups are small, allowing our tutors to get to know our pupils and parents well and they form the first point of contact, we also have pastoral year group leads who are ‘experts’ in that year group. Within the boarding house, House parents are a constant thread for pupils, always on hand to support and guide. In addition to this we have counsellors and an independent Person for pupils to talk to, should the need arise.

Wycliffe students rowing
610
Pupils
from Reception to Year 13
45
Boarders
from 7 to 13 years old 
185
Boarders
from 13 to 19 years old 
59
Forces Families
33%
Boarders
from Forces Families 

Find out how to apply for Wycliffe Boarding School  or for more information enquire using the form below or contact fiona.lawson-best@wycliffe.co.uk

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Cotswolds Boarding School Near ARRC, Innsworth & Fairfford

Wycliffe is located in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, just two miles off Junction 13 of the M5 motorway, near the bustling town of Stroud. Stonehouse train station is just a 2-minute walk away from campus with regular direct trains to London Paddington daily.

It takes just 25 minutes to get to ARRC at Innsworth and 45 mins from RAF Fairford. For children that may want to split their time between the school and barracks, Wycliffe has a private fleet of modern minibuses that can bring pupils’ to and from school all over Gloucestershire. This is a private bus service for the use of Wycliffe pupils and will pick up and drop off day pupils

International bases conveniently located to Wycliffe

Our 52 acre countryside campus has fantastic transport links and is within 2 hours of the following bases:

  • Northwood
  • Blandford Camp
  • Fairford
  • Northwood
  • RNAS Yeovilton
  • RAF Welford
  • RAF Barford St Johns

Prep & Senior School Boarding Houses

Knowing your child is well-looked after and that they live in safe, comfortable facilities is likely to be a key priority when choosing a school for your child. At Wycliffe, you can be confident that your child will be in safe and experienced hands. Our boarding houses offer a home away from home, where children can relax after school and during weekends. Our boarding houses feature dorms where every pupil has their own space, and a common room to spend time with other boarders. Daily and weekend activities take place that may include games nights, trips to local attractions e.g. Alton Towers, and fun interactive campus activities such as zorbing while our large countryside campus gives children the opportunity to explore and connect with the outside world; vital for positive wellbeing.

Learn more about our boarding houses and activities.

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Why Wycliffe for Military Families

33% of our boarders come from Forces Families, meaning we are well-equipped to support your child through their educational journey. A number of our staff and trustees have even served in the Armed Forces too!

Additional measures in place include:

  • A network of Forces parents that you can speak to
  • A Forces Parents’ Forum where you can meet with other parents and the Head of Prep School on a termly basis

Discover other reasons to consider Wycliffe.

33% of our boarders come from Forces Families, meaning we are well-equipped to support your child through their educational journey. A number of our staff and trustees have even served in the Armed Forces too!

Additional measures in place include:

• A network of Forces parents that you can speak to
• A Forces Parents’ Forum where you can meet with other parents and the Head of Prep School on a termly basis

Discover other reasons to consider Wycliffe.

Try Wycliffe at a Taster Stay

Choosing the right school that works for all your children can be a big decision to make. We understand this which is why we offer all prospective parents and children the opportunity to try out Wycliffe. We can set up a Taster Day and Boarding Night for any year group, where your child can experience life at Wycliffe first-hand but under the guidance and friendship of a Wycliffe buddy from the same year group.

If you’d like this to be organised, get in contact with us using the form below.

 

Enquiry Form


Parents' Details


Parent or Guardian


Find out how to apply for Wycliffe Boarding School  or for more information enquire using the form below or contact fiona.lawson-best@wycliffe.co.uk