• Do you accept pupils in between the school year point?

    We are delighted to admit pupils at any point in the year, but this is determined by what space we have in each year group and therefore we would encourage you to check with us directly.

  • Do you take pupils for one term or one year?

    Yes, we accept short stay pupils for a minimum of one term where space allows and occasionally less depending on circumstances. We are also happy to take pupils on short term contracts whose parents are in Oxford on a short term academic/research project with Oxford University.

  • What is the application process for pupils?

    Our admissions process includes the following:

    • We encourage all families/pupils to visit the school either at one of our upcoming Open Mornings or an individual tour can be arranged. Alternatively we can set up an online TEAMS meeting for overseas families to find out more about life at Wychwood.
    • For registration, please fill out a registration form here. To support this application the following will also be required:
    • A registration fee of £90 (UK residents) or £150 (overseas pupils) is payable.
    • Copies of the latest school reports.
    • Name and email of the best person at the pupil’s current school who we can contact to request a school reference.
    • Copies of documents to prove identity and right to study in the UK.
    • Prospective pupils and their parents are invited to meet the Head either in person or for overseas families remotely via TEAMS.
    • Prospective pupils need to sit entrance assessments in both mathematics and English (or English as an Additional Language for any pupil who does not have English as their first language). For international pupils, this needs to be arranged at the agent’s offices, invigilated at the pupil’s current school or individually invigilated on TEAMS.
  • Entry requirements to enter the Sixth Form?

    Pupils would need to sit assessments in their chosen A Level subject(s) or related subjects to provide a reference point to ensure the pupils ability to capture the subject matter. Please note that certain subjects will require attainment of certain grades to be able to continue studies for A Level programme. Details can be provided on request.

  • What are the most popular entry points for your school?

    We find that our most popular entry points for pupils are in Years 7, 9, 10 and 12 although we are always delighted to discuss other year group entry.

  • Do international pupils have good access to the internet and telephone?

    The boarding houses and the school are all Wi-Fi enabled, and for those pupils devices and computers in school. The boarders can use their phones at appropriate times in the evening and weekends and should they not have their own phone, they may use boarding house mobile phones held by the House Parent.

  • Does the school organise a boarder’s induction?

    There is an induction on the first evening to ensure that all boarders are supported and that they know their way around the site.

  • Do you offer any discounts on fees?

    Discounts are available for siblings, Old Girls (Wychwood Association) and for children of serving members of HM Armed Forces. Please contact the Admissions team for further details.

  • How does Wychwood deliver such excellent pastoral care?

    Every pupil has a form tutor who cares for both the emotion and intellectual development and provides a framework of pastoral support. In addition, pupils in Year 8 and above are allocated a progress tutor who monitors their academic progress. Our Houseparents are the first point of contact in the boarding houses, but they are very well supported by their assistants and the medical team alongside the academic staff who liaise closely.

  • Why should my child choose Wychwood Sixth (Year 12 – 13)?

    Wychwood Sixth has a considerable amount of comparative freedom in which they are encouraged to be independent both in and out of school. They have special privileges and are not required to wear school uniform but are, of course, expected to dress appropriately as if they are attending a professional place of work.

    In September, there will be a new Wychwood Sixth Hub opening which will offer contemporary spaces for learning. There will be classrooms, study spaces for individuals and groups, a common room with soft seating and a kitchen/café area. The new Wychwood Sixth Hub will create an environment for our pupils to be inspired and excel whilst ensuring the smooth transition between school and university.

    Wychwood Sixth pupils have an important role within the school and assume responsibility whether in the pastoral care of younger pupils, through activities and sport or through the School Council as Councillors. The Council is an elected body of pupils, and staff, who work together in a unique shared governance of the school, to voice opinions in an atmosphere of discussion, debate and understanding. 

    Further information about Wychwood Sixth can be found here.

  • How does Wychwood communicate with parents?

    Success within school requires a sound partnership between parents and staff and this relies on good communication. School reports are certainly part of this, but we encourage parents to develop good links with their child’s tutor and Houseparent so that successes, as well as concerns, are shared quickly. We welcome contact by e-mail and telephone to establish and maintain a valuable connection between the school and home.

  • What medical provision is in place at Wychwood?

    Our Medical Administrator co-ordinates all medical requirements for all day pupils and all boarders and we have a School Counsellor, Independent Person and our staff are always on hand to be a support to all our pupils. Boarders are supported by the local GP surgery which offers comprehensive medical care and appointments which can be made at any point should a pupil require this. If pupils are taken ill during the night, they are treated initially by the House Staff who are all First Aid trained and, if necessary, further professional medical care is sought.