Wycombe Abbey

About Wycombe Abbey

Wycombe Abbey

Wycombe Abbey has been at the forefront of girls’ education for the last 120 years. Our aim is to maintain that position in today’s hyper-competitive world. Our reputation for academic excellence is established beyond the curriculum and by a love of learning for its own sake.

To ensure that future generations of Wycombe Abbey girls are prepared for the challenges ahead, we strive to foster in our girls a culture of independent learning and a curiosity of the world in its many facets. Happy people are successful people and at Wycombe Abbey, every girl is empowered to make the most of her abilities.

Our diverse co-curricular programme aims to imbue in every girl the skills required to succeed, including creativity, emotional intelligence, teamwork and leadership. Academic aspirations are not the only important thing in life. We realise that girls need balance and opportunities to relax. We offer a wide range of recreational activities on our site, including dance, fencing and even bee-keeping, so that girls’ leisure time is fun and they have the freedom to relax and spend time with friends.


Type of School Girls
School Address Wycombe Abbey School, Wycombe Abbey, Abbey Way, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 1PE
Age Range 11-18
Religious Tradition Christian, but we welcome those of all faiths, and none
Distance from Airports

Heathrow – 30 minutes; Gatwick – 90 minutes

Distance from London

32.5 miles (52 minutes)

Educational Programmes

GCSE, A Levels, EPQ. The curriculum provides a programme of study which is as broad as possible until, later on, there is the opportunity to specialise when choosing options for university. Girls with specific learning needs are well supported. 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.

Co-Curricular Programmes

Whether a girl is an aspiring aerospace engineer, actor or anthropologist, there are many activities and resources available to help her pursue her passions beyond the core curriculum. Our enrichment activities allow girls the opportunity to follow their own lines of enquiry into the areas that interest them the most. Without the pressure of examinations, girls are able to take intellectual risks and build resilience.