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 Choice is impressive with over 30 A level subjects including BTec equivalents in travel & tourism, digital production and sport, which have impressive results. Squash is truly exceptional, with boys' and girls' teams winning national events, and the school has an internationally-renowned programme that pupils from across the world come to join as boarders, producing recent British and European champions. The school has been fully co-educational for more than 30 years and it feels absolutely right. The happy purposefulness of the place is most evident in the exceptionally user-friendly library, full of pupils working quietly and calmly...


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Wycliffe is a thriving day, boarding and flexi-boarding school, set conveniently close to the M5 within the heart of the Cotswolds. The school also has excellent links to London both by road and rail, and is close to the amenities offered in Cheltenham, Bristol and Bath, making Wycliffe an ideal destination for students who want all the advantages of a contemporary environment in a beautiful rural location. Turning potential into achievement Wycliffe aims to educate pupils to become confident and capable of dealing with the challenges that lie ahead in a fast-changing world; pupils will achieve their academic potential in a happy and caring environment and will also contribute to sport, music, art and drama, as well as many other activities on offer. Specialist teachers ensure outstanding teaching delivery across the curriculum, and a wide variety of co-curricular activities enables the school to offer a fully rounded education designed to develop confidence and self-esteem. ...Read more

What the parents say...

Great insight into our daughter. Lots of patience and understanding. Also diverse mix of students with some ethnic minorities which was important to us. Will be returning for A Levels.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Russian at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking German at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Russian at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)

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Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.




What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Nick Gregory (40s), previously pastoral deputy head at Mill Hill School in London. He graduated in French and Spanish at Nottingham, then spent eight years at Barclays, including time in Madrid, before teaching modern languages, first at Barnard Castle School, County Durham, then at Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood. He then became boarding housemaster at Old Swinford Hospital. He and his wife, Helen, have three sons, two of them at Wycliffe. He believes school needs to be more than a teaching machine, somewhere that gives a lived and valued experience which will lay a foundation for life.

He is ‘nurturing boys’ sport from the bottom up’ to ensure that there are promising signs of success (girls are doing pretty well at present). He aims to support ‘the gifted and...

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Special Education Needs

Wycliffe College is a CReSTeD accredited school (category DU), with a highly regarded Learning Support Department, delivering specialist support to dyslexic and dyspraxic students on an individual or small group basis. The Learning Support Department is located at the heart of the College's Advanced Learning Centre, with a suite of four rooms for individual and group tuition. The Department is well resourced, with a wide range of teaching materials and textbooks, as well as networked ICT facilities and specialist software. SEN at Wycliffe is very much a whole school issue. Our experience shows that students with dyslexia can and will achieve, if taught according to their learning preferences and strengths. The Learning Support Department aims to enable students to develop their skills to a secure level in order to emerge as confident, independent learners with a high sense of self-worth. To ensure this, we have set in place clear procedures to identify students with SpLDs - including dyslexia - at the earliest possible stage in their education, and to distribute detailed information and advice which informs all teaching of these pupils. Whilst some students need additional learning support within the department, others achieve with differentiation within the classroom. Close and continuous monitoring ensures that their needs are met. Staff are very aware of the needs of dyslexic pupils and are responsive to SEN advice. Staff consult the SEN Department very frequently, to ensure the students’ needs are met. Good use is made of SEN information in the planning of the curriculum, which has been adapted specifically to meet the needs of SEN pupils, for example in science, English and modern languages. Departmental Schemes of Work all include a Differentiation Policy. Although our main provision is for students with mild to moderate dyslexia and mild dyspraxia, we have supported children with mild Asperger's syndrome and one partially paralysed student. We have also provided for students with mild tic syndromes and epilepsy. Our SEN admission policy is to consider the needs of each child on an individual basis, and following this, determine whether the College can meet that child's needs, without prejudice to the needs of others.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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