Helena Grant, Head of Prep
Wycliffe Prep starts a new chapter in its prestigious history with the appointment of Mrs Helena Grant as Head.
Mrs Grant’s arrival coincides with exciting new developments at the Prep School based in the Cotswolds. Wycliffe officially starts its new 3+ Nursery Class in September and the summer has seen a range of refurbishment work including full resurfacing of its Astroturf pitch for the use of Hockey and other sports.
For Mrs Grant, Wycliffe represents so much that she values and believes education should be.
“I believe in childhood. I believe in fun, being outdoors and active as much as possible, getting messy, exploring and holding on to that wonderful sense of curiosity into the early teenage years. And that is why I chose to work here,” she explains.
“Wycliffe offers a robust academic offering which challenges individuals and encourages enquiry and a desire to learn. At the same time, young people need a strong emotional awareness and resilience which underpins their knowledge and understanding of themselves.”
With small classes and a high pupil to teacher ratio, Wycliffe gives highly personalised attention to the learning of each child. Learning beyond the classroom is also core to a child’s development. The extra curricular provision at Wycliffe is wide-reaching and all-encompassing – with something for every child. Sport and the Arts play a major role in life at the school.
“My vision for the school is clear – strong academics, a range of opportunities to challenge and inspire all children and a personalised pastoral care system to support all in our community,” says Mrs Grant. “I plan to continue the strong sense of the individual and the pioneering spirit which enables us to write our own story, hopefully a varied, adventurous and satisfying one.”
Mrs Sarah Bond & Mr David Aherne
We offer the best in early years provision with first-class facilities, small classes with specialist teachers, and incorporated Swimming, Music, Drama, Art, French, Sport and Outdoor Learning as part of their weekly curriculum.
The Nursery Class is in the same building as the Reception Class – with the Early Years Foundation Stage Lead overseeing both groups. When children leave The Nursery Class to start Reception, the transition is completely natural and worry-free – they know the teachers, their teaching and social areas and have friends in the Reception Class already. In Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 we set down the foundations for education whilst developing inquisitive and creative thinkers in our pupils.
The best way to see how we can make the most of your child’s early years is to come and visit, speak to us and look around our facilities – we look forward to welcoming you.
Mr David Aherne
Assistant Head, Pre-Prep
Mrs Sarah Bond
Early Years Foundation Stage Lead
As soon as your son or daughter turns three years old they can join The Nursery Class.
Learning the fundamentals of education through personalised teaching with opportunities to try new things.
Children who spend time learning outdoors develop confidence and independence through taking risks in a safe environment.
Holroyd Howe, our onsite caterers, provide balanced, healthy meals for all dietary requirements.
Holiday provision based at the Prep School and offering a rural and fun countryside experience for three to 12 year olds.