Christian Ethos


We welcome students from all faiths and none.


Our College Prayer:

Dear God,
We pray for the courage to face new challenges,
For our commitment to each other and our learning,
And for the compassion to reach out and help people who are in need.
We ask your blessing on all members of Wyvern College today,
In Jesus’ name we pray.



Worship is an important part of school life, which closely reflects our vision and ethos. It is delivered through weekly themes that tackle topical issues relevant to us all, as well as following the Christian calendar. During Collective Worship we share a variety of experiences through words, music and prayer.

Special services are held in our local churches to celebrate the major festivals across the Christian calendar. We also provide additional worship on a weekly basis for those that choose to attend, run with the support of local Christian youth groups and our Lay Chaplain, Dan Chirnside.

Each term the College undertakes significant charity work and fundraising because our Christian ethos encourages us to ‘Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.’ [Matthew 7:120] We also encourage kindness, charity and fellowship so that everyone can give their time, love and prayers to those less fortunate in life.

The school participates actively in volunteering within the local and wider community.

As a Church of England school we seek to develop religious beliefs in an inclusive, Christian manner.

Christian Vision and Values

Canon Tom Clammer

Canon Tom Clammer

Canon Tom Clammer chairs the Ethos Sub-committee of the Governing Body, which focuses on supporting and strengthening the Christian ethos of the College. Tom is the Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral, where he has worked since 2012. Before 2012 he was a vicar of several rural parishes in Gloucestershire. He is also Chaplain and a Governor of Salisbury Cathedral School, and Chaplain to the local Sea Cadet Unit. He is married to Emma, who teaches at a College in Hampshire.