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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: 1,698; sixth formers: 400
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: See website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 28th November 2017
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 10th July 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Strong parental support and approval: 'The school has always been quick to help when it has been needed; the staff know the children well’ and, ’My son has found work is harder higher up but enjoys it more and more.' Change of lessons provide a lively few minutes (‘we don’t believe in silent corridors’), but pupils are orderly and courteous. ‘We moved out here so that our children could go to the school,’ is often heard...

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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 supported by a large Inclusion team on day to day matters regarding their welfare and behaviour. 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, and traditional yet forward looking ethos underpins the notion that we expect students to enjoy learning and to be 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 07:30, 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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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2016, Jonathan Rockey BSc geography (Anglia Ruskin), MSc in environmental studies (Greenwich), PGCE, NPQH. Previously vice-principal here, before that deputy head at Stowupland High School and assistant head at Westbourne Academy. A person of enormous energy who clearly thrives on running a very large school. Thinks the school ’has a good zeitgeist’, praises the highly committed staff, who together with the support of parents, is the reason for the school’s success. ‘We celebrate success in every way possible, social and sporting as well as academic’. Has discouraged the use of the phrase ’prior achievement’ when speaking of pupil attainment, particularly for those entering year 7, to avoid any possible restrictions on future potential. Believes the school has a well-established work ethic: ’we set good habits in the lower forms that sustain pupils through...

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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

Interpreting catchment maps

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.

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Who came from where

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