Clarence Leavers 2024

As the Upper Sixth embark on their final exams, we celebrated their time at Wycombe Abbey in the Clarence Leavers’ Ceremony at the beginning of May. Although the weather wasn’t the best,…

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New Director of Development Appointed

We are delighted to announce that Ms Robin Sharp has been appointed to the post of Director of Development at Wycombe Abbey and will lead the Development and Seniors’ Office, overseeing our…

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From the Archives: Hester Leggatt (C37, Barry, 1924)

You may be familiar with the story of Operation Mincemeat, the deception operation that took place during the Second World War, in which the body of a homeless man was deposited off…

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Wycombe Abbey Seniors Enjoy a London Drinks Reception

On Wednesday 15 November, we were delighted to host 60 Wycombe Abbey Seniors for a drinks event in London. Held at Patch, a cocktail bar just around the corner from St Paul’s…

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Wycombe Abbey Senior, Dame Sue Carr, named as the new Lord Chief Justice for England and Wales

We are delighted to hear that Wycombe Abbey Senior Dame Sue Carr has been appointed as the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales – the first woman ever to hold the…

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Wycombe Abbey Seniors’ Day 2023

On a very sunny Saturday 10 June, Wycombe Abbey was the perfect setting to host Seniors and Honorary Seniors for the annual Seniors’ Day event. Guests were welcomed with an appropriately refreshing…

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Elsie Bowerman

Wycombe Abbey Senior, Elsie Bowerman, in Edwardian England

Elsie Bowerman, Wycombe Abbey Senior, was a key figure in the history of the School. She joined at age 11 in 1901, shortly after the School was opened. Her education at Wycombe…

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Wycombe Abbey Seniors on the Cresta Run

It is very exciting to see women, and among them, several Wycombe Abbey Seniors, taking part and competing again on the world-famous Cresta Run – a natural ice skeleton racing toboggan track,…

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Career Seminar with Wycombe Abbey girls

Wycombe Abbey Careers Seminar November 2022

On Tuesday 8 November the Careers Department hosted the annual Wycombe Abbey Careers Seminar, held in person for the first time since 2019. We were delighted to welcome 23 different speakers to…

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VIPs at the opening of Big School

Big School at Wycombe Abbey Re-opens After Extensive Refurbishment

On Saturday 19 November, members of the Wycombe Abbey community gathered to celebrate the re-opening of Big School and to thank Wycombe Abbey Senior Mrs Patricia Thompson CBE (Henchley, Class of 1958,…

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