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Head of School's Welcome

Bruce BurleyWelcome to Wyvern St Edmund’s (WSE). As Head of School, I am immensely proud to lead the school and serve its community of students, staff and parents/carers.

WSE is a founding member of the Magna Learning Partnership, situated on the eastern outskirts of Salisbury with beautiful views over the Laverstock Downs to the east and Salisbury Cathedral to the southwest. We are proud of our reputation for high-quality teaching, excellent academic outcomes for our students and strong, effective pastoral care.


Wyvern College and St Edmund’s School were formerly two separate schools, just a few yards apart: Wyvern for boys and St Edmund’s for girls. Over the past 15 years the schools have worked closely together, sharing: expertise, staffing resources and mixed GCSE classes. More recently, we have merged in all ways, except a legal change in status, taking full advantage of the benefits associated with inclusive co-educational learning and social development. There is a real buzz about the school and we are thrilled to be one diverse mixed learning campus in every sense.

We have a tremendous team of support staff, teachers and teaching assistants - some of the most talented professionals I have ever worked with - all of whom are proud to work at WSE and passionate about educating, supporting and nurturing our young people. Our collective vision of helping each student to develop into the best version of themselves is at the heart of everything we do and motivates us to provide impactful teaching, comprehensive pastoral care and extensive extra-curricular provision. Moreover, our vision is rooted in Christian beliefs and values whereby we expect our students to use their developing gifts, talents and character to serve others in the local community and beyond (1 Peter 4:10).

Being a vibrant, happy and forward-looking school, WSE is a, without doubt, a great place to learn and teach.

Our parents and carers are hugely supportive of the school and we pride ourselves on forming strong and effective partnerships with young people and their families: we work collaboratively throughout any challenges and rejoice in the many successes which come from being part of a wonderful school.

I look forward to meeting you and your family so that you can see for yourself just how much of
a great school Wyvern St Edmund’s is.