Wycombe Abbey School
About Wycombe Abbey School
Wycombe Abbey was founded in 1896 by Dame Frances Dove as a boarding school for girls. The school aims to: pursue the ideal of academic excellence; develop each pupil’s talents in creative, physical and social skills; encourage an understanding of the needs of others; and foster an awareness of God. The core values of mutual respect, encouragement and trust were identified by the girls and staff and our boarding ethos aims to provide the opportunity for pupils to maximise their potential in a myriad of ways.
Of the 590 pupils, ranging in age from 11 to 18, 175 are in the Sixth Form. Approximately half of our pupils live within 50 miles of the school; about 20% are from overseas. The pupils study a full range of academic subjects and achieve outstanding results in public examinations which are a reflection of the hard work of both girls and staff.
Wycombe Abbey is set in 170 acres of parkland which includes woods, gardens and a lake. It is a beautiful countryside setting, within a 5-minute walk of the town of High Wycombe where there are many cultural amenities such as the Swan Theatre, with touring West End productions, a multiplex cinema, a range of restaurants and shops including a John Lewis and a House of Fraser.
London is within easy reach, with the fast train from High Wycombe to London Marylebone taking just 24 minutes. Oxford is within 30 miles, Wembley Stadium and Heathrow are just 20 miles away and there are good transport links to the other London airports.
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