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The backbone of Wychwood’s teaching is a tailored and holistic approach to learning, designed around the individual child. This is something we hear often but the small numbers of pupils at Wychwood mean it’s not just ideology but common practice. The addition of boys has been seamless and celebrated. The head points out that Wychwood always has been a progressive school, liberal at heart, founded on the principle that everyone is equal, so there was no institutional prejudice to fight against. Strict ‘see it, hear it, take it’ phone policy means…

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Wychwood is a unique and friendly day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18, with excellent academic grades and outstanding pastoral care. Situated in the heart of Oxford, we offer an exceptional education for pupils of all abilities through small class sizes which allow for extensive individual attention. Established in 1897, individuality has always been more important than conformity at Wychwood and the girls have opportunities for success in many directions. We pride ourselves on giving each pupil the consideration and total support of a highly dedicated staff, enabling them to discover, realise and exceed their initial potential. ...Read more

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Since 2022, Jane Evans BA, PGCE. Previously head of Bruton School for Girls, before this deputy head and director of outreach and partnerships at Queen’s College, Taunton. BA and PGCE both in drama and English from the University of Surrey. Afterwards, she co-founded a theatre company and worked commercially with the arts and entertainment industry, including Longleat Safari Park and Bristol Zoo (clearly gives no credence to the maxim of never working with children or animals!). She tells us this experience has given her a ‘commercial edge’. Returning to teaching, she taught drama, dance and English in both state and independent schools before starting on the leadership ladder.

Down to earth, charismatic and fizzing with upbeat energy, head wears flatform white leather trainers, a bold pale pink floral suit and...

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Special Education Needs


Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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