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Education for a better world

Latest News: Another successful ISI inspection

Just before the end of last school year (2023-24) we were inspected by the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate).


The inspection looked primarily at the Quality of Education section of the Independent School Standards Regulations, in addition to how well we Safeguard our pupils and manage risks through our Health and Safety policy and procedures.

The report, which can be read here, confirms that we continue to meet all the Department of Education's requirements in these areas.


Our previous inspection report from Christmas 2022 can also be found here.


We are a co-educational day school for 7-16 year olds divided into two phases:

  • Our Prep School follows the Cambridge Primary Curriculum  

  • Our Secondary School follows the Middle Years Programme


Our Contemporary Education model combines the best of digital-world technology (blended learning) with real-world groundedness (outdoor education) across two campuses in glorious Gloucestershire. 

  • Wotton House is an elegant Grade II-listed Georgian mansion set in 3 acres of beautiful grounds less than a mile from the majestic Gloucester cathedral. 

  • The Wilderness is an unspoilt 30 acre estate at the top of Plump Hill where you can breathe the cleanest, most revitalising air imaginable with unsurpassed views to the Black Mountains, the Malverns and across the Severn River to the Cotswolds.

The four cornerstones of our approach are: Wholistic Learning, International Outlook, Sustainable Practice and Creative Innovations.

To see whether it works please look at our Inspections outcome and our Testimonials - or, even better, come and see for yourself!

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Welcome to Wotton House

We are delighted to welcome you to Wotton House. We are a thriving school community committed to partnering with like-minded families to develop the character, intellect and purpose of our students. 

Today's students are facing an unpredictable, rapidly changing future. Conventional GCSE education works students hard to prepare them for a world which is disappearing fast and in many respects is already obsolete. It forces students to sit exams testing the wrong skills, in the wrong subjects and at the wrong age.

We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate® World School. This means that we are part of a global community of over 5,000 schools worldwide linked by a shared commitment to the IB mission 'to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.'

Our small class sizes, real-world learning experiences and passionate, supportive staff combine to create a safe but inspiring learning environment where different types of intelligence are valued and can come to flourish.

We invite you to visit Wotton House to see if this education resonates with you and your family.

Dr Daniel and Sophie Sturdy

Wotton House Enquiry-based learning

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