For Olivia, Wycliffe has made her feel secure enough to challenge herself and to find her pioneering spirit. “When I was in a different school, I wasn’t happy to speak publicly or to take part in sports. I didn’t really do anything. When I moved to Wycliffe, they persuaded me to try things” she says. “Everyone – teachers and pupils – are so supportive of each other, especially in the Houses.”
What Olivia values most about Wycliffe is its sense of community, whether it is in the House of which she is fiercely proud to belong, r wading through snow up to her knees during her Duke of Edinburgh Gold expedition. “There’s such a strong sense of community and I enjoy everything about Wycliffe. I decided to carry on at Wycliffe for Sixth Form because I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. I am happy here so why would I leave?”
Knowing that there is always someone to talk to makes a difference she says. “Whether it’s my Head of House when I was younger, Housemistress, teacher or tutor there is always someone you can speak to.”
Olivia joined in Year 3.
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 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.