Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Wymondham High, an 11–18 co-educational Academy. Currently there are 1591 students on roll. Over 300 of these are in the 6th form.

We feel proud of the high standards reached by all members of our community and our focus is on raising standards and creating opportunities for all our students. Our ethos means that all aspects of the curriculum are valued and celebrated with a focus on raising students’ awareness of how they can thrive and develop towards adulthood. We believe that our pupils should be determined, responsible and that they will act with humility.

Excellent academic achievement, highly committed, well qualified staff and a relentless focus on standards has resulted in an Academy with an ethos which values success and this is supported by all members of our community – the students, the staff, our parents and governors. The Academy has good facilities, extensive grounds, almost exclusive use of the local sports centre during school hours. We prides ourselves on the pastoral care of all members of our community through our well established house system.

The Sixth Form has been recognised by Ofsted as Outstanding, and indeed, regularly features at the top of the league table for similar schools for both attainment and progress. In 2017, 83% of our entries achieved Grades A*-C. With the focus on academic achievements, all students follow 3 A Level courses with a full extra-curricular programme. Oxbridge and University preparation programmes and an enrichment curriculum in addition to an Information, Advice and Guidance Officer ensures that all students are supported.

dsc02364The Sixth Form Collaborative Learning Centre, Study Rooms and separate ICT facilities enable private study in conducive surroundings, ably supported by our 6th Form Leadership team.

In summer 2017, 80% of students in Year 11 achieved combined English and Maths with 75% achieving 5 A*-C including English and Maths. This places us in the Top 5 schools regionally.

Learning and Teaching are our priority areas and students have targets set which are monitored throughout their time at the Academy. A friendly yet formal, traditional yet forward looking ethos underpins the notion that we expect students to enjoy learning, coming to school prepared to learn, try their very best and to achieve.

Jonathan Rockey