de Wyche College is a private boarding school catering for 140 girls aged 11 to 18, located near Nether Alderley, Cheshire. Founded in 1583 by Thomas Wyche of Davenham, the college is the successor to the Collegiate Church of St Ambrose, originally established in the 6th century.
Upper Sixth Form
The college uniform, worn at all times, comprises a white shirt, black skirt, white socks and white training shoes. The college motto, DVX FEMINA FACTI (‘a woman was leader of the enterprise’), adopted in 1933, is taken from Book One of Virgil’s Aeneid. The college song, William Blake’s Jerusalem (arranged by Sir Hubert Parry), was also adopted in the same year. The college badge, used since 1587, is a quartering of the arms of the Wyche and Brett families, the latter being recognised as substantial benefactors in their own right.
Situated in the beautiful and peaceful Cheshire countryside, de Wyche College is a mile and a half from the centre of Nether Alderley. The Crewe to Manchester line, with the nearest station at Chelford, runs alongside the college grounds to the north. The college’s private access road to Nursery Lane, passing under the railway line, marks the eastern boundary of its campus, and in the south it is bounded by the picturesque Corbishley Brook.