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Wycombe Abbey is a global leader in outstanding education and modern boarding. The School is committed to creating tomorrow’s women leaders and has a long tradition of academic excellence, it is consistently one of the country’s top performing schools.
Boarding is the key to our continued success. The School has a culture that stimulates and inspires throughout the day, seven days a week, empowering girls to achieve their very best, academically and socially. In our happy and close community, each girl is known, and cherished, as an individual.
Set in 170 acres of magnificent, conservation-listed grounds and woodland, the site is an oasis of calm. Modern, state-of-the-art facilities include the Sports Centre, with a 25-metre indoor pool, the Performing Arts Centre with theatre and recital hall, a Courtyard Café, dance and fitness studios, and extensive sports pitches. In September 2017 the School opened two new boarding houses as part of a major refurbishment project across the School site.
Wycombe Abbey is easily accessible with excellent transport links. It is about 35 miles west of London and 30 miles east of Oxford. It is a 30-minute journey from Heathrow Airport and a 90-minute journey from Gatwick Airport by road.
Girls with specific learning needs are well supported at Wycombe Abbey and flourish here. Every girl learns in her own way and our Learning Enhancement Department helps girls by giving the specific support required to assist with the demands of everyday living and learning, sometimes with specific one-to-one lessons or via drop-in sessions.
The Department works closely with academic and pastoral staff as well as parents to provide one-to-one lessons which take each pupil’s whole wellbeing into account. Girls also benefit from drop-in sessions where they seek advice on work from subjects across the academic spectrum.
English support is given to girls for whom English is not their first language; this includes IELTS and IGCSE teaching for pupils who join the Sixth Form without a GCSE qualification in English.