Wycombe Abbey

Wycombe Abbey is a world leader in girls’ boarding education and a place where academic excellence, empathy and integrity thrive.

Built on more than 120 years’ experience of educating young women, our learning environment is supportive, yet challenging, preparing girls to be successful leaders – of themselves and others – through an exceptional school experience. We offer outstanding teaching provided by subject specialists, who encourage curiosity, innovation and academic risk-taking.

We believe that education is not simply about delivering a curriculum and examination syllabus, but that real learning stems from stimulating intellectual interest and nurturing a love of subjects which will stay with our girls throughout their lives. Wycombe Abbey is consistently one of the country’s top-performing schools and sends approximately half of its cohort to Oxbridge and Ivy League universities year on year. Based on our A level and I/GCSE results, Wycombe Abbey was ranked as the fifth top Independent Secondary School in the UK by The Sunday Times’ Parent Power supplement.

We offer a forward-looking approach to boarding for the 21st century, with a number of Open Weekends, when girls have the opportunity to go home or to their guardians after Saturday afternoon sports fixtures. The School has a culture that stimulates and inspires seven days a week. We provide a rich and varied co-curricular programme including art, cookery, dance, drama, music, sport, outdoor education, MUN, debating, charity work and enterprise. Every weekend is packed with fun activities and events.

Wycombe Abbey is a happy and supportive community, where each girl is known and cherished as an individual. This allows every pupil to explore and fulfill their potential, whatever it may be. Wycombe Abbey has recently been ranked in the top ten UK independent schools for Sport by School Sport magazine. We encourage parents’ involvement in the numerous School events, lectures and activities.

The School is set in 170 acres of magnificent grounds, 35 miles west of London. Modern, first-class facilities include the Sports Centre, with a 25-metre indoor pool, the Performing Arts Centre, an atrium café, dance and fitness studios, climbing wall, squash courts and extensive sports pitches and facilities. Year 7 pupils go into Junior House, then Year 8-12 pupils join one of nine houses in mixed-age dorms. Year 13 accommodation encourages independence and is a stepping stone to university life.

Essentials

  • Head Mrs Jo Duncan MA (St Andrews), PGCE (Cantab)
  • Mrs Jo Duncan MA (St Andrews), PGCE (Cantab)
  • Age range 11 - 18
  • Day / Boarding
    • Day
    • Full Boarding
  • Religious affiliation Church of England
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
  • Senior School
    • £13,450 Boarding
    • £10,090 Day
  • Sixth Form
    • £13,450 Boarding
    • £10,090 Day
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
    • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
    • Senior School
      • £13,450 Boarding
      • £10,090 Day
    • Sixth Form
      • £13,450 Boarding
      • £10,090 Day
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

Wycombe Abbey aims to be as accessible as possible to girls whose parents could not otherwise afford to meet the full cost of fees by offering means-tested Bursaries.

Our Bursary application forms are available from the Admissions team, and must be completed and returned to the Director of Admissions no later than 1 September in the calendar year preceding entry.

If you would like to find out more information our Admissions team are here to help. The Admissions team can be reached on (+44) (0) 1494 897008 or by emailing registrar@wycombeabbey.com.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Music scholarships

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