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The whole school is renowned for pastoral care but as headmistress noted, ‘being a humble school, we don’t shout loudly enough about our academics’. As such, a restructuring of the prep’s senior management is underway. Theatre is a real ‘jewel in the crown,’ hosting exciting performances, school assemblies and activities. ‘My son was reluctant to join in but the drama department really brought him out of his shell’, praised one parent. Sports structure recently reviewed to…

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What the school says...

Wycliffe is committed to fostering individual learning in all areas of the curriculum and pupils benefit from small class sizes with a high teacher to pupil ratio. One of Wycliffes aims is to cultivate each pupils unique talents and to bring out the best in its pupils by creating a supportive learning environment which promotes individual achievements in all fields. Specialist teachers ensure outstanding teaching delivery across the curriculum and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities enable the school to offer a fully-rounded education designed to develop confidence and self-esteem. Wycliffe enjoys excellent academic traditions and offers both academic and non-academic scholarships at 13+ for academic excellence, art, drama, music and sport. There are generous bursaries available for HM Forces families. ...Read more

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Headmistress

Since September 2020, Helena Grant BEd (50s). Her father was an accountant and her mother a librarian which belies an ‘incredible childhood growing up in Hong Kong and travelling with my hobby anthropologist and explorer father.’ Those trips unlocked a lifelong curiosity in people, nature and travel. A TEFAL course during A level study confirmed a vocation for teaching and graduation from Plymouth University led to her first teaching post in Devon. However, wanderlust swept her out into the world as she sought to assuage a thirst for travel and adventure, first taking a post tutoring an autistic boy in Greece, then moving on to Tanzania where she met her husband, Steve.

She kept education at the heart of her work when, during an hiatus from teaching to care for...

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Special Education Needs

See Wycliffe College entry for details. School is registered with CReSTeD, for the teaching of children with dyslexia.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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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