Wye School

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Wye Free School
Fair use logo Wye School.png
Kempe Centre
Olantigh Road

, ,
TN25 5EJ

Coordinates51°25′41″N 0°11′38″E / 51.428°N 0.194°E / 51.428; 0.194Coordinates: 51°25′41″N 0°11′38″E / 51.428°N 0.194°E / 51.428; 0.194
TypeFree school
MottoTo make a difference in childrens education[1]
Department for Education URN139664 Tables
PrincipalMr Magee[2][3]
Age11 to 18

Wye School is a mixed free school based in Wye, Kent, England.

The school caters for approximately 600 students aged 11–18 years of all ability.[4]


Wye School opened in September 2013, following a successful campaign led by local parents and community members to meet the demand for more high-quality school places in the Ashford area.[5]

The school is part of United Learning, a national group of schools spanning the state and independent sectors, united in the aim of bringing out 'the best in everyone'.[6]


In June 2015, the school had its first Ofsted inspection, when the school was judged to be 'Good'.[7]

Then again in 2018, as part of a short inspection, Ofsted confirmed that Wye School continues to be 'Good'.[7] Following the visit, in a letter to the school's Principal, the Inspector wrote: "Your determination to provide the best standard of education for each pupil is clear."[7]

Academic Achievement[edit]

In August 2018, the school's first GCSE cohort celebrated receiving their exam results.

As well as a number of individual successes, these saw 66% of students achieving five or more 9-4/A*-C grades including English and maths, under the government's new grading structure.[8]

In 2019 the schools second year of GCSE results revealed further improvements.

On the government’s Basics measure, which represents the combined English and maths score. 78% of students achieved at least a pass (grade 4 or above) in both English and maths. Half of all students (49%) also achieved the higher level pass of grade 5 or above in both subjects.[9]

Education with Character[edit]

As part of United Learning, alongside pursuing academic excellence, Wye School believes in providing an 'Education with Character' and bringing out 'The best in everyone'.[10]


  1. ^ "Wye School > Home".
  2. ^ a b "EduBase - Wye School".
  3. ^ "Wye School > Staff > Staff List".
  4. ^ "Wye School > Home". www.wyeschool.org.uk. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Wye School > About Wye School > The Story of Wye School". www.wyeschool.org.uk. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  6. ^ "United Learning > About Us > Welcome". unitedlearning.org.uk. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  7. ^ a b c Ofsted Communications Team (16 February 2019). "Find an inspection report and registered childcare". reports.ofsted.gov.uk. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Wye School celebrates its first ever GCSE results". United Learning. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Second year of GCSE success for Wye School". United Learning. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Wye School > Learning > Curriculum". www.wyeschool.org.uk. Retrieved 24 July 2019.

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