Wycliffe College reveals how championing a pioneering spirit is the key to a successful education

Putting individuality at the forefront of its ethos, Wycliffe College is inviting Gloucestershire families to find out how it inspires young minds to pursue their aspirations, no matter how big or small.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
Young people at Wycliffe College are given the confidence to follow their dreams.

Wycliffe College, a leading independent school in Gloucestershire, is encouraging families to visit this April 2023, to find out how it inspires young minds to 'write their own stories' and forge their own paths.

Wycliffe prides itself on a pupil-centric environment, where individuality and independence is encouraged and respected.

'At Wycliffe, we prepare young people to succeed and find their passions in a globalised world. Our curriculum is shaped to develop critical thinking, enhanced through the opportunity to solve problems while promoting and encouraging a love of learning,' said Rebekah Wilkins, director of admissions at Wycliffe College.

'We have created a close-knit community where each child has a voice.'

Wycliffe College is proud of its pupils, both past and present. One recent graduate of the Senior School is heading to Harvard University to study art history.

'Without the amazing American College programme at Wycliffe, I highly doubt I would be at Harvard. I received extensive support in preparation for the admission tests and was helped every step of the way. Wycliffe also helped me understand what to expect when I moved to college,' said its recent graduate.

Based in Stonehouse, just outside Stroud, Wycliffe College is set in 52 acres of beautiful countryside, handily located for travel from Bristol, Bath, Birmingham and London. 

For families living in Gloucestershire, the school's dedicated travel team transport children attending daily, to and from school, from all over the county.

And for those outside of Gloucestershire, or who are considering boarding, Wycliffe students can choose from full and flexi-boarding options.

Parents can even opt for occasional boarding, for those times when they need to be away or children may be taking part in late activities at school.

With a genuine home away from home feel at Wycliffe’s boarding houses, the school gives children a unique opportunity to feel part of a supportive, nurturing family environment, where children are celebrated for their individuality and feel a strong sense of belonging. 

'We are [situated] in a beautiful part of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, with a timeless and quintessentially 'rural boarding school' feel, yet we are progressive – we harness technology, have a relentless and authentic focus on developing a global perspective in our pupils and gratitude for all the opportunities enjoyed,' explained Wilkins.

'And with around 220 full boarders, the boarding community is about half of all pupils at Wycliffe. The house system provides every pupil, whether a boarder or a day pupil, with a place to call their own. A space where they can work and socialise.'

To book a visit to Wycliffe College, find out more about its Whole School Open Morning on Saturday 29 April.

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