Information for Prospective Parents and Pupils


Wyvern is a popular 11-16 school providing high-quality teaching in a creative, vibrant and welcoming environment.  Our vision is to inspire all students to have the highest aspirations; to encourage them to be independent, resourceful and resilient with a passion for lifelong learning in the 21st century.   The aims that support our vision are:  


Ambition – we have the ambition to aim high 

Aspiration – we aspire to make the most of our opportunities 

Confidence – we have the confidence to try new things 

High Achievement – we are high achieving and proud of our success 

Inspiration – we share experiences which inspire us all 

Responsibility – we have the resilience to persist even when faced with challenges

Support – we support each other, we support our community 

Work Ethic – we are ready for the world beyond our college 


Our high standards are reflected in a broad and challenging curriculum that supports the needs of individual learners.  We encourage students of all abilities to advance from one academic target to the next and our staff display an unrivalled dedication to the individual child, with both academic and pastoral issues taking equal priority.  Investment in resources is high and facilities are continually improved.  


The college offers an impressive range of extra-curricular activities.  Our Music Department has a dazzling array of bands, groups and choirs; the PE department coach numerous sporting teams; and College drama productions are enormously popular.  Educational visits are a continual part of learning at Wyvern with a wide range of experiences available in this country and abroad.    


If you would like to find out more, our annual Open Evening for Year 6 parents and pupils is on Thursday 21st September 2017.  Additionally, a number of escorted Admission Tours are scheduled during the day during September and October, so that you can see the college in action.  To book a place on one of these tours or to request a prospectus, please contact the college reception on 02380 692679. 


Further information about the college is available on this website, but if there is anything else you would like to know, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you and your sons and daughters to our thriving school community.   



Admissions policies for different academic years are available below:


Admissions Policy 2018-2019: for admissions from 1 September 2018, including in-year admissions.

Admissions Policy 2019-2020: for admissions from 1 September 2019, including in-year admissions.

Admissions Policy 2020-2021: for admissions from 1 September 2020, including in-year admissions.

Appeals Information

If you wish to appeal against an admissions decision, please follow the link below to the Hampshire Education Website for guidance and appeal deadlines:

Admission Appeals Timetable 2019


Admissions Deadline 


Wednesday 31st October

National notification date for on-time applications


Friday 1 March 2019

Notification date for late applicants (for applications

received after 31 October 2018 and before

1 March 2019) 


Friday 15 March 2019

Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge

an appeal (returning completed appeal papers

to the County Council or Wyvern College)


Friday 29 March 2019

Year 7 appeal hearings to be held


From 7th May – 24th May 2019

Decision letters to be sent


Within 5 school days of hearing 



Contact Wyvern

Wyvern College
Botley Road
Fair Oak
SO50 7AN


Tel: 023 80692679

Fax: 023 80603215



Reception Opening Hours: 8:15am to 4:00pm


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