Wykeham House School
|Motto||Vouloir c'est pouvoir
("Wanting is being able to", loosely translated as "When there's a will, there's a way")
|Type||Independent day school|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Chair of Governors||Mr P D Jones|
|DfE URN||116541 Tables|
Wykeham House School is an independent day school for girls in market town of Fareham, Hampshire in South East England. Located strategically between the major port cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, it has wide catchment area that includes both cities all the way to Winchester.
Wykeham House School was founded by Mrs Baylis in 1913. It was located at Orme Lodge along West Street, Fareham and moved to 69 High Street, Fareham, a fine Georgian building, in 1928. As the school grew, it expanded and purchased neighbouring properties. It moved to its current location, a large Georgian house, at East Street in 1986. A new school hall was constructed by funds raised solely by pupils and staff and opened in 2000.
Wykeham is a selective school and all girls entering the Senior School (11+) are subjected to an entrance exam and an interview with the Headmistress.
In the Senior School, subjects taught include Art and Design, Mathematics, Science, English Language and Literature, Geography, Music, French, Religious Studies, PSHE, Physical Education, History and Design and Technology. Pupils have a number of options such as taking a second foreign language and which GCSE subjects to take. In 2012 it recorded a 100% passing rate with all candidates achieving 5 or more A*-C grades.
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- ISI Inspection Reports
- Wykeham House School Trust