Welcome from the Head

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to Wymondham College Prep School; one of only two primary state boarding schools in the UK. We believe that we are a unique school - a new hybrid of different types of school, offering a truly exceptional experience for our pupils.

We are a state school with the aspiration to do something extraordinary! Our motto is Try Hard, Be Kind, Be You', placing emphasis on these three core values in equal measure. We are brave and confident to be different as we learn and foster a school that stands out from the rest. 

We put relationships, wellbeing and creating that all important sense of belonging at the heart of what we do so that children's learning can flourish. We believe that all children can thrive if they are nurtured and guided with patience and understanding to love the challenge of learning, developing and growing. We want the children to know and understand that getting things wrong and making mistakes is a vital part of the learning process, whether that's in an academic context or in a social context in the playground or on the sports field. 

We are extremely ambitious for each and every one of our pupils, both inside and outside the classroom. We are at an advantage in the way our curriculum benefits from the use of subject specialist teachers from Wymondham College who work with Year 5 and Year 6, as well as making use of the impressive facilities on offer across the College campus. The children's personal development is also central to our holistic education offer, providing a rich and varied programme that runs during and after school. 

Our boarding provision for Year 5 & Year 6 pupils adds another special dimension to our learning community. Offering homely, modern accommodation, Underwood Hall is a place where our boarders benefit from all the amenities and facilities Wymondham College provides whilst preparing students for life as secondary school boarders.

Our vision is to foster a community of life-long learners, with children knowing who they are and how they can flourish, having experienced a curriculum connected through local, national and global perspectives.  

I am hugely ambitious, extremely passionate and very excited about the future of Wymondham College Prep School. My responsibility is to ensure that our aims are met and that our vision exceeds expectations. I encourage you to join us on this journey. 

Simon Underhill


Headteacher WC



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