Wycliffe College sits within a rural 52-acre site on the outskirts of Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, just 90 minutes from London. The College successfully blends the traditional and the modern, not only with its striking architecture but also with its broad curriculum and forward-thinking ethos. The College caters for pupils with a wide range of abilities and from diverse backgrounds, and offers a supportive, pupil-centred environment where individuality is encouraged and respected.
At a glance
The broad curriculum offers 20+ subjects at GCSE and 30+ at A Level, including Travel and Tourism and Digital Production. International pupils can follow the pre-A Level course which offers GCSE-equivalent study whilst boosting English skills. Small class-sizes provide each pupil with the encouragement to reach their full potential. The College offers a tutorial programme, rigorous progress tracking and support for SEN and gifted pupils. On average over half of A Level results are A*/B.
The 8 houses, including a mixed Sixth Form house, promote a sense of community and team spirit and offer a high level of pastoral care. Each house, led by a houseparent supported by a team of staff and tutors, is an excellent environment for recreation and study; all have junior and senior common rooms and some are equipped with saunas and table-tennis and pool tables. Boarders benefit from supervised prep, evening activities and a host of weekend excursions and inter-house competitions.
Sport at Wycliffe offers something for everyone, whether competition, skill-development or recreation. The Wycliffe Advanced Sports and Performance Programme (WASP) and the elite Squash Academy cater for talented athletes, whilst co-curricular activities include fencing and the modern pentathlon. The College benefits from cricket, rugby and all-weather pitches, a swimming pool, squash courts, a gym, access to equestrian facilities and a boathouse with access to 30km of still water.
Wycliffe hosts a full programme of formal and informal music concerts, choral performances and ambitious drama productions. Musicians benefit from specialist instrumental lessons, a range of ensembles and a strong focus on music technology, whilst courses in drama and film studies are enriched with a Youth Theatre and LAMDA qualifications. The art studios host painting, printmaking, ceramics and photography whilst gallery visits and specialist lectures add to the high quality of work produced.
Did you know?
- Wycliffe's renowned squash academy offers an established development programme and extensive tournament calendar, and a former world top 100 professional player as Director.
- The school was named after John Wycliffe, a 14th century theologian who translated the Bible from Latin into Middle English to make it more accessible to the common people.