Gloucestershire School for Families Relocating

Re-locating from the hustle and bustle of London 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 following the recent restrictions we’ve faced from the pandemic; 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. However, this transition is made easier by choosing the right school who will give you reassurance and ensure your child receives the support needed to make their transition to a new school following a relocation; as smooth as possible.

Independent School with a Countryside Campus in Gloucester

Wycliffe College is an Independent UK day and boarding school based near Gloucester, set in the heart of the countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where boys and girls from the ages of 3-19 enjoy school in a safe and secure countryside campus set over 52-acres. We are based just over 90 minutes from London with easy access to 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.

Wycliffe students smiling together

Excellent Pastoral Care to Ensure New Pupils Settle In

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.

A level students walking through Wycliffe College grounds
Nursery children playing

Extra Curricular Activities Outside the Classroom

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.

Wycliffe students kayaking, extra curriculum activities
Prep school extracurricular activities

Individualised Learning to Encourage Independence

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.

Start the Conversation with Wycliffe

If you would like to arrange a meeting or to book a virtual tour, use the form below or contact our Admissions Managers directly. They would be happy to help assist you with any queries you may have.

If you have any questions about our countryside campus at Wycliffe College or want to apply, enquire using the form below or contact our Admissions Managers.

Email our Prep School Admissions Manager: briony.armstrong@wycliffe.co.uk

Email our Senior School Admissions Manager: Fiona.lawson-best@wycliffe.co.uk

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About the Cotswolds & Gloucestershire Area

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. For more information on what the City of Gloucester has to offer, check out this guide to 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.

For more helpful resources check out a guide to discovering the Cotswolds with an abundance of things to do, where to visit and local information.

Gloucestershire Cathedral
Cotswolds village cottages