Re-locating to a new area and moving to the countryside is something many people dream of, and we can see why. With a greater need for open green space and nature; more and more people are taking the opportunity to finally make the move and re-locate to areas such as Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.
While re-locating your family can be a positive change and full of excitement, it can also be challenging for the whole family especially children, it may mean saying goodbye to their school and the friends they have made. Choosing the right school that offers support for your child can make this transition easier though. Located in the Gloucestershire countryside in Stroud, Wycliffe is an independent school that offers day and boarding places for children aged 3-19. Offering excellent pastoral care, an individualised learning approach and a wide range of extra-curricular activities, discover how our approach could suit your family life.
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Wycliffe College is a private UK day and boarding school based near Gloucester, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where boys and girls from the ages of 3-19 enjoy school in a safe and secure 52-acre countryside campus. We are based just over 90 minutes from London with easy access to the historic cities of Bath, Cheltenham and Oxford.
Wycliffe caters to all ages starting from our Nursery Class where we give children a head-start on their educational journey through play-led learning through to our Prep School and onto Senior School – giving a smooth transition through key stages. We invest in going beyond the mainstream curriculum, and staff development to ensure the pupils not only benefit from the best teaching and learning but have access to plenty of opportunities to try new subjects and uncover their interest and talents. With facilities for children of 3-19, Wycliffe could be the perfect fit especially if you have children who have different needs and characters.
Relocating to a new area and sending your child to a brand-new school can be a daunting experience but Wycliffe’s strong focus on providing excellent pastoral care to support each individual pupil means we do everything we can to ensure your child is happy, settled and supported at all times.
In our recent reviews featured on the Good Schools Guide – the number one UK Guide to Schools to help parents choose the best education for their children – we received very positive reviews for both our Prep School (3-13 year olds) and Senior School (13-19 year olds) that detailed our schools’ happy atmosphere.
The Wycliffe experience is about more than what happens in the classroom. We aim to nurture pupils mind, body and soul through our extensive extra-curricular programme and well-being strategies. If your child is moving school, our extra-curricular activities are a great way for them to make friends and try new activities they may not have considered before – with over 60 activities, such as cookery classes, performing arts, bee-keeping, a huge range of sports, and exploring the Cotswolds as part of our active and fulfilling outdoor programme.
Our priority if your child’s happiness – a happy child will learn, try new things and grow in confidence. To support your child during their time at Wycliffe we invest in both curriculum and staff development to ensure the pupils have access to individualised learning. We encourage our pupils to be creative and innovative in their thinking and have an independent approach to their learning. Our individualised learning approach allows them to grow the confidence and skills to grow academically and spiritually; nurtured in an inclusive, safe and stimulating environment ensuring they thrive.
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Gloucester is full of local history, artefacts, open green spaces and lots of family fun day activities to be had. From Gloucester cathedral, a must-see when it comes to exploring the area, The Museum of Gloucester housed in a spectacular Victorian building in the city to an abundance of green space and walks around the local Nature Reserve and Robinswood Hill, there is plenty for your family to explore. Our guide provides more information for families on living in Stroud and Gloucester.
As well as all that Gloucester has to offer, less than 10 miles away is the Cotswolds; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Cotswolds. Full of architectural gems, countryside walks through quaint nearby villages with independent boutique shops, antiques, quaint bookshops and farmers markets selling local produce.
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.
Ask Amber what her favourite subject is, and she will tell you without a moment’s hesitation – Drama.
Amelia was awarded a substantial scholarship from Harvard where she is studying Chemistry and plays for the Harvard Women Varsity Squash Team.
Atolani joined Wycliffe College in Year 8 when he was 12 years old.
Chloe, Boarder from Hong Kong
Mikey moved here from London to join Wycliffe at the start of Year 3, and has made lots of friends already.
When Noah was considering where to attend Sixth Form there was no doubt – he wanted to remain at Wycliffe.
For Olivia, Wycliffe has made her feel secure enough to challenge herself and to find her pioneering spirit.
For Sohil, current Year 10 pupil who comes from a Forces’s family, life at Wycliffe has given him a home in one place where he can develop strong friendships and be part of a supportive community.
My family has generations of Ghurkas in the British and Indian Army from both sides of my parents.