- About Us
- Principal’s Welcome
Wymondham College is a wonderful place to live and learn. Graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, we are the largest co-educational state boarding and day school in the UK and welcome students from ages 11 to 18. We share our beautiful 83-acre site in rural Norfolk with Wymondham College Prep school which also has boarding provision for children from age 9.
Our students are the life and soul of our community and our dedicated staff are the fabric, together we strive for the very best for all. Our academic outcomes are amongst the very highest nationally complemented by a wide ranging enrichment programme.
‘Wymondham Life’ is our extensive enrichment provision. With over 70 activities a week on offer, in addition to our curriculum trips, we develop our young people with skills and experiences that deepen their learning so that they become well rounded young adults. This is an important aspect of a Wymondham College student’s life, as we prepare our young people to continue through life with the confidence to take opportunities and flourish.
Our boarding element adds a richness to our College culture with day and boarding students belonging to one of our six ‘houses’, each with its own character. The House structure brings about camaraderie as well as a friendly House competitiveness at our annual College competitions such as our Mair Cup music competition, inter house sports, debating and academic achievements to name a few. The friendships formed last a lifetime with many of our alumni returning to retell fond memories of their House fellowship.
Our World Class College is rooted in a unique heritage. Originally, a second world war American military hospital, we cherish the remaining Nissen hut which is positioned in the heart of our grounds. Sir Lincoln Ralph founded the College in 1951 and our College song, ‘Floreat Sapientia’ was first sung in 1955 and is still sung with warmth and gusto at our annual Founders Day service, one of many traditions we hold dear.
Please explore our website to find out more or visit us on the outskirts of Norwich, a short drive, bus or train ride from the historic city. We also benefit from air, rail and road access to many major cities. The first time I visited the College, I found it magical and captivating and I invite you to come and take a tour of our glorious grounds and experience all we have to offer you and your family.
Mrs Zoe Fisher, Principal