Wycombe Abbey

Wycombe Abbey is a full boarding school for girls aged 11-18 years old. Established in 1896 as one of the first schools for girls, it remains committed to providing young women with the knowledge, skills and confidence to achieve and excel in their chosen field. A world leader in girls’ boarding education, the school has an impressive record of academic success and is consistently one of the top performers in public examination league tables.

Frances Dove Way
High Wycombe
HP11 1PE

+44 (0)1494 520381

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ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA, HMC

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 645

Wycombe Abbey fees:

Boarding fees per term:

Day fees per term:

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
825 / 6018

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (71)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (574)

Sixth Form: (187)

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Additional Information

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 support 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 curriculum.

English suppport 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.

Wycombe Abbey Bursaries

Wycombe Abbey is committed to providing academically gifted girls from all backgrounds with the very best education, which includes enabling those girls whose parents may not otherwise be able to meet the full cost of fees with the opportunity to attend the School. The parents/guardians of girls who would require financial assistance to attend the School are actively encouraged to apply for a means-tested Bursary. Wycombe Abbey is proud to offer Bursaries to ensure that all those worthy of a place at the School have the same opportunities regardless of their personal circumstances.

Bursaries may be made available to parents of all new girls joining at the School’s main entry points: Year 7, Year 9 or Year 12. There may occasionally be places available in Years 8 and 10. The School makes temporary provision annually, where possible, for cases of sudden, unforeseen need or where applications meriting bursary assistance are received out of the normal calendar cycle. Parents with a daughter at the School who unexpectedly fall into financial difficulty may apply for a bursary to the Headmistress. Such awards are subject to the availability of funding and cannot be guaranteed.

Bursary applicants should contact the Admissions Team directly regarding the cost of the registration fee. To apply for a means-tested bursary for new entrants, the bursary application form must be completed and returned by 1 September in the year preceding entry. Please contact the Admissions Team to request the application form: admissions@wycombeabbey.com.

Scholarships and Exhibitions

Wycombe Abbey Scholarships and Exhibition Awards carry considerable prestige both inside and outside of the School. They are of limited financial value and they are awarded in recognition of excellence, achievement and potential in academia and music. The School offers academic scholarships at Year 7 (11+) and Year 9 (13+), as well as music scholarships at Year 7 (11+), Year 9 (13+) and Year 12 (16+).

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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