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  • Wymondham High School
    Folly Road
    NR18 0QT
  • Head: Mr Jonathan Rockey
  • T 01953 602078
  • F 01953 605518
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Norfolk
  • Pupils: 1,565; sixth formers: 299
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 29th November 2017
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 11th July 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Pretty pushy sixth form with strong academic bent – 'outstanding', says Ofsted. Every student is interviewed after the first term in the sixth to see if they've done enough to come off probation. 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 well being - 'they're good at…

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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.
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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 says


Since September 2016 Jonathan Rockey, previously vice principal.

Academic matters

A true community school without hidden filters. At GCSE in 2017 81 per cent got 4-9 in both English and maths; 25 per cent A*-A/9-7 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 – particularly in the maths department where 'they have a good way of getting kids on board.' Governors provide late buses for pupils from outlying villages who want to stay for extended school activities or use after school 'helplines' – all subject areas provide a member of staff to give additional...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Who goes where

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
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
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 Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

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sometimes, but not in this year

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