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What the Good Schools Guide says...

It looks and feels like the city grammar school it is proud to be, occupying a very central site accessed through two unmarked entrances. Reception is housed in an ancient coach-house, whose cobbles still deter anyone unwise enough to wear heels. There is life beyond rugby and cross country, if you look hard, but both these sports are taken with incredible seriousness: ‘loyalty verging on the psychopathic and the coach is terrifying’, said one mother whose son is...

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What the school says...

Bishop Wordsworth's School offers a high quality education for boys in South Wiltshire & West Hampshire. Quality of learning and teaching is very high across the full range of the curriculum and results are very strong compared to other selective schools in terms of both grades and value added.

Sport and Music are both very active and strong. Many pupils gain representative honours at county, regional and even national levels in a number of sports, especially rugby. The School has extensive collaboration with South Wilts Grammar School for Girls in terms of post-16 teaching and other areas.

Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Winner of the 2014 Good Schools Guide Award for Excellence at an English Grammar School for Boys taking History of art (GCE AS level)
  • Winner of the 2014 Good Schools Guide Award for Excellence at an English Grammar School for Boys taking Biology (Cambridge International Certificate Level 1/Level 2)
  • Winner of the 2014 Good Schools Guide Award for Excellence at an English Grammar School for Boys taking Chemistry (Cambridge International Certificate Level 1/Level 2)
  • Winner of the 2014 Good Schools Guide Award for Excellence at an English Grammar School for Boys taking Physics (Cambridge International Certificate Level 1/Level 2)

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Other features

Choir School - Substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers

School associations

State Grammar School

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Special Education Needs

A qualified Learning Support Co-ordinator works two days a week to support boys with barriers to learning at any level within school. Provision is focused on helping those who face difficulties with hand writing, spelling, organisation etc. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
BESD - Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
Visual Impairment

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