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Wyvern St Edmund's

Coordinates: 51°04′47″N 1°46′18″W / 51.0796°N 1.7718°W / 51.0796; -1.7718
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Wyvern St Edmund's
The former Wyvern College in 2014
Church Road, Laverstock

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Coordinates51°04′47″N 1°46′18″W / 51.0796°N 1.7718°W / 51.0796; -1.7718
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
Local authorityWiltshire Council
TrustMagna Learning Partnership
Department for Education URN144388 Tables
HeadteacherLouise Henderson
Age11 to 16
Enrolment1,330 as of September 2022
Websitewww.wyvernsteds.org Edit this at Wikidata

Wyvern St Edmund's is a coeducational secondary school in Laverstock, near Salisbury in the English county of Wiltshire.[1]


The school opened in 1972 as Highbury Secondary School, as a replacement for Highbury Avenue secondary modern school which was in a 1930s building at Highbury Avenue, Fisherton Anger, Salisbury. By 1994 there were 530 on the school roll.[2][3]

In 1995, the school was renamed Wyvern College. Under the specialist schools programme of the 1990s and 2000s it was a Technology College, teaching all subjects but with emphasis on Science, Mathematics, Technology and Communications Technology; it operated in partnership with Wiltshire College Salisbury.[3]

In 2003 the school assumed Voluntary Aided status and became a Church of England school. In April 2017, Wyvern College converted to academy status and joined the adjacent St Edmund's Girls' School in the Magna Learning Partnership, a multi-academy trust.[2] From September 2018 the two schools operated as a single mixed school called Wyvern St Edmunds, pooling their leadership, staff and buildings, although retaining their separate legal identities.[2]

In September 2022 the two schools formally and legally amalgamated as Wyvern St Edmund's.[4]


  1. ^ "Welcome to Wyvern St Edmund's". Wyvernsteds.org. Retrieved 19 September 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "History of WSE". Wyvern St Edmund's. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Wyvern College, Salisbury". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  4. ^ "St Edmund's Girls' School - GOV.UK". Get-information-schools.service.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 September 2022.

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