About Wycombe Abbey

Wycombe Abbey was founded more than 120 years ago and it has now become the leading independent boarding school in the UK, ranked number one for academic results at A level in 2018. It prides itself on providing a learning environment where intellectual curiosity can flourish.

The school’s reputation for academic rigour is well-established and results are consistently outstanding. The ethos is rooted in a simple principle that a holistic education, which incorporates a diverse co-curricular programme, will foster the skills required to succeed, including creativity, emotional intelligence, teamwork and leadership.

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Approximately one third of Wycombe Abbey’s graduates receive offers of places at Oxford and Cambridge each year, with others going on to Russell Group universities in the UK and top universities in the USA such as Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Princeton and Stanford.

Whilst academic attainment is the hallmark of a Wycombe Abbey education, the school places a strong emphasis on a broad education and there is great commitment to other areas such as sport, music, the performing arts and entrepreneurship. Public speaking and debating are extremely popular, with Junior and Senior teams often winning external competitions. Leadership skills are developed to enable pupils to become active and responsible global citizens. Wycombe Abbey’s international development marks an exciting new phase in the evolution of an exceptional school with a proud heritage and a bright future.

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