Wycombe Abbey

Head: Mrs Jo Duncan MA (St Andrews), PGCE (Cantab)
Telephone: (+44) (0) 1494 520381
Email: enquiries@wycombeabbey.com
Web: https://www.wycombeabbey.com/
School Address: Wycombe Abbey Frances Dove Way High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP11 1PE


Number in School: 653
Number of Boarders: 586
Boarding Type: Day Boarding, Full Boarding
School Type: Girls

Head of Boarding: Dr Aya Yuasa
Head of Boarding Email: yuasaa@wycombeabbey.com
Head of Boarding Contact Number: (+44) (0) 1494 895590

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

Built on 125 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 are consistently one of the country’s top-performing schools and send our pupils on to leading universities globally each year. Every pupil also has opportunities to develop their passions and explore new possibilities through our extensive co-curricular programme which includes art, performing arts, sport, MUN, charity work and a range of trips. 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 for subjects that stays with our pupils throughout their lives.

Boarding is key to our success. We have a culture that stimulates and inspires throughout the week empowering girls to achieve their best, academically and socially. Given the nature of boarding life, girls carve out a unique learning path according to their interests having the space to thrive. Our approach to boarding is sympathetic to the needs of today’s families; girls have the opportunity to go home regularly and parents are actively involved in numerous School events and activities. Our Year 7 pupils start in Junior House to settle into School life, Years 8-12 join one of nine Senior Houses in mixed-age dorms and our Year 13 pupils spend their last year of School together again with their year group, providing independent living; a stepping stone to university life.

We are set in 170 acres of conservation-listed parkland with modern facilities: Sports Centre, Performing Arts Centre, dance and fitness studios, climbing wall, squash courts and extensive sports pitches. We are easily accessible with excellent transport links to Heathrow (30 minutes) and central London (60 minutes).


2022/2023 £14,700 per term for boarders £11,050 per term for day boarders