Welcome to Wendover

Located at the top of the Wycombe Abbey site, Cloister, Shelburne and Wendover make up Daws Hill, originally an 18th century hunting lodge, home to the Carrington family when they sold the main Abbey building to the School. Within the collection of buildings making up Daws Hill, we have a number of music practice rooms, a large dining room, kitchen areas and communal living rooms. There is a path that joins the Main School to Daws Hill, and when it snows, staff have been known to ski down on occasions or we have been snowed in at the top! The three Houses plan activities together and support one another as we have a lot of communal areas so you can be in and out of each other’s Houses frequently. House staff all live within the buildings too so they are never far away when you need them. Daws Hill is a very special community.

Wendover has around 50 pupils from age 12 to 17. The youngest four-year groups have year group studies and share dorms, and the oldest pupils have study bedrooms and their own sitting room. Wendover pupils work hard, are fierce on the sports pitch and have a lot of fun. We strive for the pupils to see the House as a place to relax and form relationships that go beyond friendships so that Wendover becomes your second family. Whether it’s baking brownies, playing bingo or mindfulness colouring, there is plenty to do in the evenings during the week and we always look forward to a House Outing at the end of each term which may be to the cinema, laser quest, bowling or a meal out. These events are always great fun as you get the opportunity to spend time with friends across the year groups as part of the Wendover family.

Miss Blunt and the Wendover House team

Meet the Wendover Team

I joined Wycombe Abbey as a Resident Tutor, straight out of university 12 years ago. I immediately fell in love with the School and just knew that I had to stay. I worked my way up to Wendover Housemistress, Head of Wellbeing, and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead with the support of some fantastic colleagues.

This is now my 4th year of living and working alongside the 47 Wendover girls. I feel so incredibly privileged to have a job that I enjoy so much. To lead the Wendover community is a responsibility that I cherish. They showcase what is the best about Wycombe Abbey every day. Together we work hard, have fun, try our best and promote kindness above all other things.

Rachel read Classics at the University of Cambridge before joining Wycombe Abbey in January 2019 as the Resident Tutor in Wendover. Since then, she has completed her teacher training whilst at the School and was appointed Deputy Housemistress of Wendover in September 2022. Being in House is the highlight of her day and it’s her mission to make Wendover feel like home for the girls who live there – whether that is making mocktails, baking or playing rounders. When she is not on duty, Rachel loves nothing more than rowing on the river in Marlow, heading to watch a show in the West End or going for a run.

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