We provide a regional centre of excellence - for academic endeavour, for music, for sport, for the arts and for adventurous activities - for young people to study the subjects that they love, follow the interests that they have and discover new enthusiasms too. Diversity and quality are common currencies here.
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.
Oriel College, Oxford. John Wordsworth FBA (1843–1911) was an English Anglican bishop and classical scholar. He was Oriel Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford from 1883 to 1885, and Bishop of Salisbury from 1885 to 1911.
Bishop Wordsworth's School, Exeter Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2ED - Telephone: 01722 333851 - Facsimile: 01722 325899 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Though there were a number of other small schools in the city at the time, there was no provision of quality education on any scale. The foundations of the BWS came in June 1889, when the Bishop of Salisbury, John Wordsworth, announced to his friend Canon Woodall, "I should like to see Salisbury a great educational centre.