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Wycliffe College

Year established 1882

Wycliffe College

Year established 1882


Nearest Airport: Bristol

Nearest Station: Stonehouse

Boarding School Type: Co-Education

Number of Students

Age range: 2-18

Number of students: 716

Number of boarders: 278


“Wycliffe provides a distinctive heritage, academic excellence and an encouraging atmosphere - this brings out the best in every child and creates a happy, welcoming environment. Set in an outstandingly beautiful part of the UK, the school is on one safe campus. The airports of Heathrow, Bristol and Birmingham are within easy reach and there is a direct train line from London, with Stonehouse Station only 2 minutes walk from the School.”

Established in 1882, Wycliffe College is a thriving day and boarding school for over 716 boys and girls from the ages of 2 to 18 years.  


With a focus on individual learning as the route to success, staff are committed to helping all pupils fulfil their potential.  This is achieved through offering a broad curriculum which combines the best of a traditional and modern approach to teaching, learning and subjects. For example, pupils can take Film Studies alongside History and Computer Science at A level or Computer Science and Business at GCSE.  Wycliffe also offers the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) an increasingly popular project of individual study and as well as Oxbridge preparation, Wycliffe offers SAT preparation for American University applications.


Within easy reach:
Set within the beautiful and safe region of the Cotswold, Gloucestershire in the heart of the South West of England, the school is the ideal location for those who are looking for the a School which benefits from excellent train and road links to the major cities but is located in a very safe, rural area where all the schools facilities are located on one campus – no busy roads to cross and the Boarding Houses, Teaching facilities and sports and dining halls are all within easy walking distance for the students. 


Excellent academic standards achieved through small class sizes and teachers who really care:
Wycliffe has many years of experience in welcoming international students into its lively and thriving school community.  Students are guided and supported so that they achieve academic excellence at GCSE and A Level.  Wycliffe is among the top 5% of schools in England for helping pupils to exceed their potential (Value Added).  In the past two years, Wycliffe was ranked in the top 2% for value added at A Level.

Not only do pupils have the opportunity to gain excellent grades, they can choose from a wide range of subjects.  For those considering GCSEs there are 22 subjects on offer and in the Sixth Form 28 subjects, ranging from the traditional subjects to the more specialist fields. 


Friendly and caring boarding houses, create a home from home:
The accommodation at Wycliffe is impressive – facilities have been invested in considerably over the past few years.  Each of the houses has its own kitchen, common room with television/dvd as well as wifi throughout. 

Pupils also receive an exceptionally high standard of pastoral care from the well qualified and experienced house parents.  And at the weekends a full programme of activities includes visits to the local cinema, bowling, shopping in Bristol and barbecues in the school grounds in the summer.
Pupils may remain within the Houses at Exeat and with a full Saturday programme for Years 9 – 11, this ensures it is an excellent experience for International pupils.


An all-round education:
The focus at Wycliffe is on ensuring that every child achieves the best they can, whether this is in the classroom or on the sports field, on stage or by taking part in one of the many extra-curricular activities on offer. 

In the last twelve months, pupils have participated in a varied programme of activities, including a squash tour to Canada and the USA, the CCF tour to Norway and Years 7 & 8 rugby and hockey tour to Ireland.


Sport for all:
The Games Department prides itself on its ability to maximise the physical potential in pupils of all abilities in the full range of sports. Opportunities are provided at all levels to represent the school with regular fixtures, district competitions and national tournaments.   Wycliffe is the top School in the UK for Squash and currently has 7 pupils who are ranked in the top 5 in their age group, in their countries.  Unusually for Schools in the South West, Football is a main sport during the Spring Term for boys.  Our basketball is currently enjoying unbeaten success and our Rowing and local Equestrian facilities are the best in the area.

The school’s superb sports facilities include floodlit all weather pitches, a modern purpose built sports hall with two full-sized basketball courts, an indoor swimming pool and a fully equipped multi gym. 


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