Primary School is set in a semi-rural location on the slopes of the Malvern
Hills. The school has a reputation of being welcoming and friendly, yet
without compromising the high academic standards its pupils are able to
The school has obtained an "outstanding" grade in both of
its last two Ofsted inspections. Indeed the school achieved this grade in
every area of the inspection and as far as we are aware The Wyche remains
the only primary school in the country to have achieved such an accolade
under that particular Ofsted framework.
The opening sentence of the report reads;
"This is an outstanding school where pupil's personal, social and
emotional development goes hand in hand with the pursuit of high standards"
Ofsted also described the school as;
"An outstanding school with excellent teaching and an inspirational
The LA awarded the school a "Effective Practice" award
describing the school as being
"at the cutting edge of curriculum development"
The school has developed its own curriculum which it
teaches through the concept of curricular vehicles. A film of the school
is on the QCA website demonstrating effective curriculum practice and
school is also featured on film in the LA Teaching and Learning DVD.
The school has recognised strengths in:
Teaching and Learning (LA Effective Practice award) Art (Artsmark
Gold), Music (Ofsted), ICT (Ofsted, Becta
lead school), Sport (Activemark), School
Leadership (NCSL Leadership Development school) and
is an ECO school (Green Flag status) The school has its own TV
Station and Recording Studio.
SAT scores remain consistently high. The school has topped the county league table both in terms of the "Aggregate Points
Score" and the "Value Added" measure in previous years and
has been included in all three of the
BBC best school's list including "The Best of the Best". In 2010
it was the leading school in the county and was listed as the
75th school in the whole country based on its Value Added score on the BBC
"Best Results" website. In 2013 it was in "The Times" Top school list.
In 2015 Nick Gibb (Minister of State for Schools) wrote to the school
commending it on being "one of only 187 schools in the country to achieve
our level of attainment". He also wrote in 2016 to congratulate the
school in being in the top 1% of schools in the country for its standards in