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. Before joining, Sohil had a Taster Day and Overnight Stay to make sure Wycliffe suited him. It did. “No matter how different you are, you will be accepted” he explains. Sohil wanted to explore and try as many different opportunities as he could fit in. He joined CCF (Combined Cadet Force), Tennis Club, Cookery Club and the Athletics team. Sohil also tried Rowing “though I didn’t think I would like it”. He surprised himself. “I love it”. Now Sohil is a member of the Rowing Club and rows twice a week. Boarding has provided Sohil with a caring and supportive “family”. “You have your own space which you can make your own just like your bedroom at home. And although Mum isn’t here to do your laundry you can take it to Matron! The staff in the Boarding House are so friendly. If you are unsure of anything you can ask anyone around the House for help. The buddy system with older pupils really helped me settle in quickly.”
Sohil’s dream is to read Engineering at University to design cars. During his first year in Senior School, Sohil was part of the Wycliffe GCSE team which secured third place in the regional Royal Society for Chemistry Analytical Chemistry competition. “It’s so friendly here and there are so many opportunities. It helps me to be very socially aware and has increased my understanding of people.”
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.
My family has generations of Ghurkas in the British and Indian Army from both sides of my parents.