Wymondham High School A GSG School
- Wymondham High School
- Head: Mr Jonathan Rockey
- T 01953 602078
- F 01953 605518
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.wymondhamhigh.co.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Norfolk
- Pupils: 1,561
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 7th November 2013
- Previous Ofsted grade: Satisfactory on 12th March 2009
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Good rapport between staff and kids plus vertical forms affiliated to one of four houses make this very large school a civilised place to be. Pupils settle quickly and support each other. Parents speak of an atmosphere of friendliness and...
What the school says...
Welcome to Wymondham High, we feel proud of the high standards reached by all members of our community and our focus is on raising standards and creating opportunities for all our students. Excellent academic achievement, highly committed, well qualified staff and a relentless focus on standards has resulted in a school with an ethos which values success and this is supported by all members of our community the students, the staff, our parents and governors. The school has good facilities, extensive grounds, almost exclusive use of the local sports centre during school hours and prides itself on the pastoral care of all members of our community.
The Sixth Form has been recognised as outstanding by Ofsted. Oxbridge and University preparation programmes and an enrichment curriculum in addition to an Information, Advice and Guidance officer ensures that all students are supported. Students in the main school are part of a vibrant house system and Heads of House liaise with parents over day to day matters appertaining to our students and their welfare. These key personnel know the students well and ensure that the home school link is maintained.
Learning and Teaching are our priority areas and students have targets set which are monitored throughout their time at the school. A friendly yet formal, traditional yet forward looking ethos underpins the notion that we expect students to enjoy learning, come to school prepared to learn and achieve. In return our students expect, quite rightly, to be rewarded and praised for that achievement. We adopt a traditional approach to behaviour and discipline and believe young people perform best when they feel secure.
We also value play as much as work and therefore the extra curricular offering at the school is full and varied and we demonstrate this by opening at 8am and having some 50+ clubs and societies running.
I feel proud and privileged to lead such a fine school and would welcome visitors to come and see 'first hand' what is on offer here, to meet the students and staff and to feel part of the inclusive community that is Wymondham High.
Victoria Musgrave, Head ...Read more
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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Humanities: Single at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Full Course)
What The Good Schools Guide saysGood rapport between staff and kids plus vertical forms affiliated to one of four houses make this very large school a civilised place to be. Pupils settle quickly and support each other. Parents speak of an atmosphere of friendliness and well being - 'they're good at treating the kids as individuals rather than...
Since September 2016 Jonathan Rockey, previously vice principal.
A true community school without hidden filters. At GCSE in 2016 70 per cent gained 5+ A*-C including English and maths; 22 per cent A*/A grades. Short course RE for all. Three sets, known as rivers, for academic subjects and fast track for those who shine in art, music and maths. Average class sizes are 25-26 although they sometimes creep up to 32. Parents speak of fantastically supportive, approachable teachers who go the extra mile...
Special Education Needs
Wymondham High School puts pupils and students at the heart of the learning process to provide a safe and secure learning environment in which individuals are guided and supported to achieve their potential. The school ensures that all pupils and students are appropriately supported by teaching assistant, learning mentors and key workers. The school promotes positive attitudes towards all pupils and students with special and additional educational needs. Nov 09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|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|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|