Wycombe Abbey A GSG School
- Wycombe Abbey
- Head: Mrs R Wilkinson
- T 01494 520381
- F 01494 473836
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.wycombeabbey.com
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Buckinghamshire
- Pupils: 601
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £27,564; Boarding £36,750 pa
- Open days: October, March and June
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Critical Thinking at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2013, Mrs Rhiannon Wilkinson MA MEd (50s). Previously principal at Harrogate Ladies' College, one of many curves in perfectly rounded career that includes five years at Haileybury as director of studies and two at Cheadle Hume School where was director of pastoral system. Married with children - husband, Donald is a retired headmaster.
Choice of profession early and unwavering, thanks to family clan of fulfilled teachers (has happy memories of washing out paint pots in mother’s classroom). Started in large comprehensives in Devon and south Manchester, then (sensibly ignoring relative’s confident predictions of ‘career suicide’) spent 11 years in Hong Kong and Brunei schools where managing international and affluent families honed parent-whispering skills. Only career downside - has lived in school accommodation since age of 27. ‘Probably makes me...
Special Education Needs
The School is selective with entry by examination and so caters only for academically able girls. Girls with SpLD are given extra support by specialist teachers with SpLD qualifications. The Learning Support Co-ordinator works closely with staff and Housemistresses to ensure the girls are supported. Girls are given special examination provision where appropriate. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|