Welcome to Wycliffe College, Gloucestershire for pupils from 3-19 years old
A thriving day and boarding school in the South-West of England
Founded by the educator, G.W. Sibly in 1882, Wycliffe is a day and boarding school for around 700 boys and girls from 3 to 19 years old. Our pupils enjoy life in safe and secure campuses, based in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire and conveniently located next to a train station with direct links to London in 90 minutes.
Children can join our Nursery Class in September once they have turned three years old, and the Nursery children benefit from being situated in the Pre-Prep building on the Prep School standalone campus. Children flourish in our happy and caring community, where we nurture every child whether they are gifted and talented or find school life more challenging. The Prep School is for pupils from Reception to Year 8.
Pupils progress to the Senior School for Year 9, where Wycliffe fosters their individuality and helps each one find their role in life. With 21 GCSE subjects and 28 options in Year 12 and 13, pupils can genuinely discover their own niche and talent in their academic studies, whilst benefitting from living in a community of 420 pupils who come from all over the world. Our size makes for an education where each one thrives as an individual, supported in a place where they are really known.
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Our pupils develop independence and ‘a pioneering spirit’ and we encourage them to write their own story so they are ready to embrace their futures.
When Head of School in 2018-2019, Noah was asked his advice for future Wycliffe pupils he didn’t hesitate “take risks and find your ‘pioneering spirit’”. “Wycliffe is a school of opportunities” he says. “It doesn’t matter if your friends don’t want to do the same activity, club or trip as you, in fact it’s sometimes better if they don’t.
When Olivia started Senior School she was determined to make the most of every opportunity - in and out of the classroom. That pioneering spirit has resulted in Olivia discussing the subject she hopes to go on to study at University - Geography. “I didn’t like Geography but my teacher in GCSE said ‘stick with it’ and he was right. Now I enjoy it and hope to go on to study Geography at university when I have completed my A Levels. You feel that you can go to your teachers or tutors to talk to them. They always listen to you.”
Moving from a school abroad to Wycliffe in Year 7 was a challenge for Isabella. "I was so shy and didn't know anyone". So she decided to push herself out of her comfort zone and joined Drama. It was the turning point for her. "I found a good group of friends and I discovered I quite liked being on stage. It has helped my confidence."
For Sohil, life at Wycliffe has given him a home in one place where he can develop strong friendships and be part of a supportive community. Before joining, Sohil had a Taster Day and Overnight Stay to make sure Wycliffe suited him. It did.
Chloe is 12 years old and is currently in Year 7 at Wycliffe. She joined in September 2017 from Hong Kong and her favourite lessons are Maths and Science.
William is in Reception and has lots of friends who he enjoys learning and playing with.
Mikey moved here from London to join Wycliffe at the start of Year 3, and has made lots of friends already. On a Thursday he gets to choose an afternoon activity - this term it is Book Club, whilst his friends do Fencing and Gymnastics.