Bishop Wordsworth's School

Bishop Wordsworth's School is a Church of England boys' grammar school in Salisbury, Wiltshire for boys aged 11 to 18. The school is regularly amongst the top-performing schools in England, and in 2010 was the school with the best results in the English Baccalaureate.[2][3] It was granted academy status in March 2011 and is an Additional Member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. It is within the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral, adjacent to the Cathedral School.

Bishop Wordsworth's School
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Coordinates51.0647°N 1.7975°W / 51.0647; -1.7975
TypeGrammar school;
MottoVeritas in Caritate
Truth in Love
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
FounderJohn Wordsworth
Department for Education URN136500 Tables
Chairman of the Governing BodyJ Ranaboldo
HeadmasterS. D. Smallwood
GenderBoys (Mixed Sixth Form)
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1050 As of 2021
HousesJewell, Martival, Osmund, Poore, Ward[1]
Colour(s)Dark Blue and Silver/White
PublicationWordsworth magazine
Former pupilsOld Wordsworthians/BoBs

Sixth form teaching was in collaboration with South Wilts Grammar School for Girls until June 2020; from September 2020 the school admitted girls direct to its sixth form with 45 joining Year 12.[4]

The school's full name is Bishop Wordsworth's Church of England Grammar School, shortened to BWS. It is known colloquially as Bishop's, and its students as Bishop's Boys. The school's motto is Veritas in Caritate, taken from the Latin text of Ephesians 4:15: "(Speaking the) truth in love."[5]