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Welcome to WHIS
from Dr Daniel Sturdy, Principal and founder.
We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate® World School. This means that we are part of a 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.'
We believe that the IB curricula stand head and shoulders above any other model of education. They are both rigorous, accepted by the best universities in the world, and progressive, combining a holistic approach with a challenging emphasis on enquiry-led learning.
There is much debate currently going on in the educational world about finding an alternative to GCSEs. We think that there already is one – the Middle Years Programme. This is an exciting 5 year educational framework, developing character attributes as well as deep understanding of key concepts, which culminates not in fact-driven examinations but in a personal project which stretches each student's creativity, thinking skills and resilience.
Our students leave us with all the qualifications they need for the next stage of their education, but more importantly with a sense of purpose which gives them maturity and perspective.
To find out more please explore this website, download our prospectus or book a time to come and meet us in person.
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We're based in the heart of historic Gloucester, less than a mile from the railway station and with easy access to the M5 for Bristol, Cheltenham and further afield.
Feedback from last term's teaching during lockdown:
“We think the arrangements you have put in place are great. Our child is engaged and doing just fine – enjoying it even. We have 4 kids of school age all at different schools. The arrangements you have put in place are by far and away the best of the bunch in our opinion.” - parent
“We’ve been in lockdown for over seven weeks now. I think that the school has adapted a great timetable that lets us discuss topics with our classmates on zoom and complete work without having to be on the screen too long. As expected, it took some getting used to, but now everyone at WHIS is enjoying the online learning and we’ve even done some group project work. I like working from home, but also can’t wait to get back to actual school and see everyone in person.” - student
We will have virtual and physical opportunities to learn more about the school in the coming months.