Wye School is and will remain a small school, not exceeding our annual published admission number (PAN) of 90 students. We have a close-knit, family atmosphere, with all students known by all staff, strong holistic pastoral care and high standards of behaviour.
When students enter the school, they are place in one of our houses which are named after famous Wye residents from a range of disciplines: Behn, Kempe, Dunbar and Wain. The vibrant house system creates a clear sense of belonging as students learn about their namesakes and compete against each other in a variety of activities, including sport, the arts and academic performance.
Within their houses, students are split into tutor groups and meet twice daily to register, participate in a range of activities, and reflect weekly on their progress and targets. Personal tutors form a close bond with tutees and support them both academically and pastorally throughout their time at Wye School. These relationships are established through transition activities and a three day induction programme when students start their education at Wye School.
Before students start at the school, we visit them in their primary schools, conduct individual surveys and collect bespoke information about them on our own transition forms. Through this we understand their strengths and areas for development, allay their fears and work with teachers and others who know them best. This provides us with valuable information to organise them into tutor groups and mixed ability foundation teaching groups, as well as provisional core subject sets for English, maths, science and modern foreign languages.