Address: Lord Wandsworth College, Long Sutton, Hook, Hampshire RG29 1TB
Admissions Queries: FAO The Admissions Office, email@example.com, +44 (0) 01256 860200
Age Range: Boys & Girls aged 11 – 18
Fees Per Year: £18,240 – £27,090
Lord Wandsworth College is a private independent coeducational school that accepts both day and boarding pupils. Originally founded in 1922 as requested in the will of Baron Stern, Lord Wandsworth, the school sits in 1200 acres of land in the Hampshire village of Long Sutton, about 6 miles south of Hook and about 13 miles east of Basingstoke. The school teaches around 530 children with previous pupils including Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson OBE and actor Julian Sands.
The College provides boarding facilities for full, weekly and flexi boarders and comprises of 8 separate boarding houses, each with it’s own unique character. The 11 – 13 year olds reside in the coed Junior House and there is a strong mentor system of the older pupils helping the new children to settle in and feel comfortable quickly. The remaining houses are single sex and accommodate the older years. All house are well staffed with houseparents, tutors, matrons and sixth formers overseeing the running of the house system and ensuring the welfare of all boarders. All houses are well equipped with common rooms, study areas, kitchens and gardens and day pupils also benefit from being assigned to use of the facilities in one of the houses.
As the school is set in 1200 acres, Lord Wandsworth College has a huge range of sporting facilities including a First XV rugby pitch, an athletics track, cricket pitches, two astroturfs, tennis courts, netball courts, two sports halls, a swimming pool and multiple playing fields. In addition, the school has music practice areas, libraries, IT suites and dining halls to name just a few. As you would expect from a boarding school, there is also a thriving weekend activity scene with a wide range of sports, arts, quizzes and excursions on offer to the pupils. As well as the senior school, the campus includes a Sixth Form Centre.
The admissions procedure at the school requires all parents to complete a registration form, preferably at least a year before the child is due to start. For pupils joining in Year 7 (age 11), tests in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning are given in the January prior to the start of the academic year in September. School reports from the child’s current school will also be required and taken into consideration before a place is offered. For pupils joining from prep schools in Year 9 (age 13), the College prefers parents to register children several years in advance, as pre-tests are often given during Year 6 in the subjects mentioned above. School reports are also needed and the child will also be required to sit a Common Entrance Exam in the June, prior to starting in the September. Further information on the admissions process and any scholarship and bursary requirements are available from the College via the contact details above.