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Years 9 to 11 Secondary School

(13-16 Years Old)

We help every pupil thrive and succeed in these key secondary school years by having specialist teachers, keeping our class sizes small and providing a network of support, starting with a Form Tutor. We provide study support, individual action plans and track progress from when a pupil  joins our school to the end point. Whether that pupil is moving on from our Prep School or is moving from another school, our aim is to ensure they are well-supported, happy and can achieve their full academic, spiritual, physical and creative potential. 

Our enhanced curriculum is underpinned by an extensive extra-curricular programme, which aims to enrich and develop each pupil individually.

Supporting Students to Reach Their Full Potential in These Key Years

Year 9 

Year 9 is a time when pupils learn the skills and knowledge to be able to start public exam courses with confidence, as well as sampling lots of subjects to help decide which GCSEs to take. Small classes with sets ensure all pupils are given individualised attention and the right level of support to help them achieve their potential. 

Year 9 is pivotal year in a young person’s education that can shape a person for the future. With the help of the school and parents, pupils begin to choose their GCSE options, of which there are 20 to choose from including Japanese and Computer Science.

Learn more about our individualised learning approach.

wycliffe pupils wearing lab coats
wycliffe senior students doing class activities

Year 10 and 11 

In Year 10 the GCSE two-year programme begins building up to the GCSE examinations in the Summer Term of Year 11. Along with the range of extra-curricular activities we offer and the extensive GCSE programme, we develop skills, self-knowledge and resilience in our pupils so they can positively face all future challenges.

Strong Pastoral Care

We understand the challenges that young people face in these crucial years. We want to ensure every pupil is supported and happy which is why we pride ourselves on offering excellent pastoral care – something that has been recognised as one of Wycliffe’s key strengths. Find out more about the pastoral care and support we provide for students.

Vast Range of Extra-Curricular Activities 

We understand that education is more than just about academic lessons and our approach ensures we nurture all the skills needed for every pupil to go on and have a prosperous future – whatever path they follow. This is why our pupils can enjoy an extra-curricular programme of broad choice alongside an extensive range of high-class facilities to make use of. Facilities include shooting range, boathouse and rowing, climbing wall, fencing, squash courts, fitness suite. 

We encourage all pupils to participate in one of the many activities on offer to support their development. 

Boarding Options for Year 9-11 Pupils

Dependent on your family’s needs, full and flexi boarding is available for all pupils in Year 9-11 where pupils will stay in one of our stunning boarding houses. If boarding isn’t needed, we warmly welcome day pupils who can benefit from gaining the experience of being a boarder without actually being a full boarder.

Day pupils will be allocated a house, so they can integrate with others and take part in games and competitions that are running. Each day pupil gets their own space in a school house where they have their own cupboard, desk and shelves and access to facilities which include showers, kitchen and social areas.

wycliffe pupils fencing
wycliffe pupils playing monopoly

Discover Wycliffe’s Approach   

If you would like to know more about Senior School, contact our Admissions team using the form below.

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The cultural development of pupils is excellent. The multi-cultural community of the school is highly valued by pupils, who say that they enjoy the friendships they form with pupils from other cultures and faiths.

Recent Independent Schools Inspectorate