Wisbech Grammar School
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
About Wisbech Grammar School
Wisbech Grammar School is a mixed, independent day school based in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, for pupils aged 4-18. It has 600 pupils and welcomes children from all religions and none, while upholding the Christian values it was built on. In the past 15 years, the school has undergone substantial development, with the most recent project being a new £2 million refectory in 2015.
Wisbech Grammar School was founded in 1379 by the Guild of the Holy Trinity, which makes it one of England’s oldest schools. In 1970, the girls’ and boys’ schools were combined to make it co-educational, with all pupils occupying the girls' school on the North Brink of the River Nene. In 1983, the school was granted independent status.
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Values and vision
The school goes beyond academic excellence and looks to the arts, sports and extra-curricular activities to produce rounded individuals. It celebrates difference and diversity and is immensely proud of its history, while placing just as much importance on the future. Wisbech gains consistently good results and prides itself on being the best school in three counties.
“The quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent at all stages of the school. They become self-confident and assured individuals, meeting the aims of the school. They are able to reflect, to acknowledge their responsibility to others and to discern right from wrong. Socially, the school is a harmonious community; older pupils relate very well to the younger children and interact sympathetically with them, through the many opportunities to take responsibility, including within the all-age house groups.”