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Wymondham College Prep School

Wymondham College Prep School

Golf Links Road, Wymondham, NR18 9SZ, Norfolk

01953 609000 (option 3)


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Wymondham College Prep School
School type State primary with boarding (Years 5&6 only)
Headteacher Mr Alex Wilson
Co-ed Age Range 4-11
Number of pupils 452
Boarding fees per annum £11,000 (approx)

Introduction

The Prep is located in rural Norfolk on the same site as Wymondham College and provides pupils with the time and space for a full and rounded education. Every effort is taken to provide an environment that is empathic, inspirational and aspirational, where every child can flourish and be successful in their school life.

Academic

The Prep delivers a considered, broad, balanced and knowledge rich curriculum that ensures pupils have the desired knowledge, skills and cultural capital to best access the secondary curriculum when they leave. Pupils experience a range of lessons including Science, History, Geography, Music, French, Dance and Games. Pupils in Reception continue to learn through play but also receive lessons in PSHE, Character, Music, Dance, Games, French alongside phonics, Talk for Writing and Mathematics.

The Prep ensures that high standards are achieved right across the school and we encourage each child to strive to be the very best. From developing our pupils' understanding of early stone-age man, or the inner workings of a piano, to mastering the ability to calculate an unknown in algebra, our teachers continually ignite interest in the classroom.

Our inspirational staff ensure that each pupil receives an education that will support and challenge them as individuals, put smiles on their faces and give them endless things to talk about with enthusiasm when they get home.

The Whole Child

An outstanding education is not purely about academic success; it is about developing socially and emotionally too; and we are committed to the development of the 'whole child'. The personal development of your child enables them to experience an education that goes beyond the curriculum; equipping pupils with important personal, social and emotional skills ready for the challenges and delights of our diverse and changing world.

Your child's tutor is a key component in our pastoral care, monitoring your child's development and will provide you with a vital link to help at every turn. We take great delight in our pupils' achievements, consoling them when it doesn't quite work out, embedding in them 'bouncebackability', and enabling your child to become a successful and positive member of modern society.

Co-curricular

In the co-curriculum, we remain committed to the promotion of the all-round pupil; one who is rewarded for their efforts in the curriculum, the co-curriculum and in their community.

Pupils enjoy a number of opportunities at the Prep, on the sports field, the stage, in a club or on a trip. We operate an engaging clubs list to enable those pupils, of which 95% of pupils choose to participate, to try something new or enjoy something they already love.

We appreciate that there is a need to support families with the demands placed upon them and, as such, our wrap around care is available from 7.45am with our Early Birds Breakfast Club, through to 6pm with our Extended Day provision.

Boarding

The boarding house, Underwood Hall, has been carefully designed to provide a safe and homely environment for our young boarders to grow. Nestled in the 85-acre Wymondham College site the mixed boarding house benefits from small group same gender dormitories, creating camaraderie and providing individual space. The house itself benefits from a range of community areas enabling boarders to bond together over a favourite film in the lounge or relax in the snug for a board game or book, giving our boarders the time and space to relax.

Choosing to join us in year 5 as a boarder, enables the development of meaningful friendships and characteristics, preparing them for the challenges of secondary education, particularly as a secondary school boarder.

The boarders are able to access the various facilities on offer at the Prep School and the College, with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces immediately on the house's doorstep, ensuring that our boarders always have the space for meaningful endeavour and relaxation, creating friendships and fond memories.

Our boarders' home from home will be well staffed with a caring and well-meaning team who will be there to support them as they delight in their achievements, consoling them when it doesn't quite work out and enabling them to flourish.

We provide a wide variety of weekend and evening adventures and activities for the boarders to take part in, with plenty of opportunities to visit the beach, forests, and historic Norwich.

Overall

The Prep fosters an environment that enables both academic achievement and personal development; one which promotes the mastery of skills, whilst allowing pupils varied opportunities. A school which is borne of a strong moral compass, excellent teaching, an engaging curriculum, meaningful rewards and true adaptation will enable your child to be successful. We are proud of our independent, confident, active and, above all, happy pupils.