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Wymondham College

About Us

Wymondham College is a unique state day and boarding school offering an educational experience unlike any other. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds in the UK and overseas and achieve outstanding academic success

We are an inclusive and caring community with a concern for the individual which belies our size and a philosophy which celebrates the education of the whole person above mere success in league tables.

As a state school we provide free education to all students who are entitled to be admitted to the College. Parents of boarders pay a boarding fee which, compared to boarding schools in the independent sector, represents extraordinary value for money.

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For one thing our boarders come from a wide range of backgrounds. Most are local, but the College's strong reputation means that we also have students who come to us from all over the UK, from Europe and from elsewhere in the world. This mix is one of the things that makes the College a vibrant and fun place to live and learn.

Our boarding is flexible. Many local boarders go home each weekend but there is an exciting programme of activities through the year for those who stay - and, of course, there's time to relax and enjoy the company of your friends. Our weekday activities programme is called "Wymondham Life" and includes a fantastic range of opportunities for boarders and day students alike.

Perhaps the biggest difference is the way in which our boarding houses are organised. Wymondham College has always been fully a co-educational school and since the 1970s we have had mixed boarding houses. This means that whilst upstairs sleeping accommodation is entirely separate, boys and girls mix naturally in the ground floor social and work areas. We think we may be the only boarding school to have this model of co-educational boarding - and it is very successful in preparing students for their lives beyond the College.

Another thing that is unusual about our boarding houses is the mix and range of staff who are available to support and guide our boarders. In addition to experienced Heads of House, each boarding house has either a teaching Deputy Head of House or a House Parent. There are always at least two matrons on duty in each House to look after the personal care of boarders and graduate Residential Fellows complete the residential team. In the evening the residential team is augmented by teachers who act as visiting tutors in the boarding house providing teaching support during "prep" time.

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