In September 2013, Wye School opened as a brand new comprehensive (all-ability) free school with our first cohort of Year 7s. Since then, we have grown year-on-year and are now beginning to deliver our GCSE curriculum, which is designed to challenge and inspire our students so that they achieve their very best outcomes. As we continue to expand, we will eventually include a Sixth Form, building on our challenging Key Stage 4 curriculum to provide rigorous, academic A Levels for our students.
At Wye School, we are not afraid to do things differently and our innovative approaches to classroom practice, staff structure, independent learning and behaviour are testament to that. In Ofsted’s June 2015 review of the school, inspectors praised our “vibrant leadership”, “clear and aspirational vision” and “high level of ambition for the students and for the school”. As part of United Learning, a group of schools and academies across the country, we make it our mission to bring out ‘the best in everyone’ – students, staff, parents and the wider community.
We are based in the Kempe Centre, the former library of Wye College, which is located in the beautiful village of Wye – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). We take full advantage of our surroundings through a range of enrichment experiences including our gardening club at the allotments, orienteering with the Combined Cadet Force on the Downs, our art boat challenge in the Tickled Trout river and A Midsummer Night’s Dream staged in the arboretum next to our playground. We are also developing our site and facilities; expansion works currently include the creation of an on-site MUGA and playing fields and a new building, as well as the renovation of the Kempe Centre to establish specialist art and science provision and a bespoke Sixth Form area.