Lord Wandsworth College
Long Sutton, Hook, RG29 1TB, Hampshire
Coeducational Boarding & Day
|Head of School||Mr Adam Williams|
|Date Appointed||September 2015|
|Co-ed Age Range||11-18 years|
|Number of pupils||615|
|Day fees per annum||£20,430 - £23,460|
|Weekly Boarding fees per annum||£28,290 - £31,800|
|Boarding fees per annum||£29,250 - £33,300|
|Flexi Boarding (3 nights)||£24,780 - £27,600|
|Average Class Size||Approx 19|
|Tweets by LordWandsworth|
Lord Wandsworth College (LWC) is a highly successful, well-respected boarding and day school for children aged 11-18 on the north Hampshire/Surrey border. It offers a broad, well-balanced curriculum and an incredible range of sports, activities and co-curricular opportunities. The heart of the school sits within an idyllic 1200 acre site of leafy woodlands, rolling hills and beautiful landscapes. It is an extremely happy and strong community where pupils are challenged, cheered-on and supported by classmates, houseparents and teachers.
At LWC, there are five key pillars that inspire our pupils, leaving them with an inner self-confidence, but an outward modesty and resilience to make a positive difference in the world. We believe in character education, in championing the pupil voice, in good mental health and wellbeing, in challenging pupils and creating opportunities to make a difference to others.
Lord Wandsworth College is named after a wealthy London banker who, in 1912, left a generous bequest to educate orphaned children. This charitable spirit lives on today as the Lord Wandsworth Foundation offers a number of assisted places to children who have lost the support of one or both parents and who would benefit from an outstanding education in a caring, nurturing environment. All pupils are conscious of this, and a sense of inclusion and collective responsibility for the happiness of others is strong here. In fact, it is paramount.
Lord Wandsworth College offers full, weekly and flexi boarding (three nights a week). There are eight boarding houses, all run by caring houseparents who provide the main point of contact between school and home, organise house activities and social events and are supported by a team of compassionate tutors and matrons. Day pupils are fully integrated into the boarding house system.
Pupils find a wide range of subjects to challenge, engage and inspire them. The curriculum is taught by experienced teachers who create 'high challenge - low threat' learning environments and use a variety of techniques to bring learning to life. The school's goal is to develop a life-long love of learning. Pupils are encouraged to stretch themselves to an academic level two years ahead and urged to ask that extra question, discover new inter-relationships and share their knowledge.
The sporting facilities are outstanding and include two floodlit astroturfs, a 25 metre indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, 2 sports halls, squash courts, a climbing wall, netball courts, indoor and outdoor cricket nets, numerous cricket, rugby, hockey and football pitches, a grass athletics track and a cross-country course. Many pupils take advantage of the adventure training and leadership opportunities provided by the Combined Cadet Force and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is also immensely popular.
Renowned for the high standard of its productions, the Music and Drama Centre provides opportunities for personal instruction, performance and exhibition in the 120 seat bespoke auditorium. Students are encouraged to get involved in all aspects of theatre production including acting, directing, set design, costume, make-up, lighting and sound. LWC also offers ballet, street dance and modern dance lessons and there are many vocal and instrumental groups including Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, Senior Choir, Barbershop, Flautissimo, Classical Guitar and Sax Group.
Further information, including forthcoming Open Days, can be found at www.lordwandsworth.org.