#WycombeWomen: Penelope Fitzgerald

Booker Prize-winning novelist, poet, essayist and biographer, Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000), was listed in 2008 by The Times as one of the “50 greatest British writers since 1945”. The English novelist was noted for…

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Wycombe Abbey Sports Day 2021

Wycombe Abbey Sports Day 2021

There was great excitement last Saturday as we held our annual Sports Day. The sun came out in time for what was a fantastic day of sporting achievement with plenty of House spirit…

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Wycombe Abbey Shortlisted for Independent School of the Year Award

Wycombe Abbey Shortlisted for Independent School of the Year Award

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for an Independent School of the Year Award for International Student Experience. ⁠ Our aim is to make a home from home for our pupils…

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Dame Frances Dove: A Wycombe Abbey History

Dame Jane Frances Dove DBE, JP was an English women’s campaigner and pioneer for female education, founding Wycombe Abbey and Godstowe School. “She was born to be a pioneer and had the…

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Wycombe Abbey Success at the Industrial Cadets Competition

Success at the Industrial Cadets Bronze Award Competition

Over the course of the Spring Term, two teams of UIV pupils have been working on engineering projects for their Bronze Industrial Cadets Award. Through Industrial Cadets experiences, pupils gain insight and…

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Chalfont St Giles Literary Competition Winner

Wycombe Abbey Sixth Former wins Literary Competition with Emotive Blog about a Refugee

The Chalfont St Giles Literary Competition encourages young people to creatively reflect upon a range of historical and social issues and share their works with the wider community. Every aspect of creativity…

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Clarinettist, Emma Johnson plays at Wycombe Abbey

Renowned Clarinettist, Emma Johnson, plays at Wycombe Abbey

After a long drought of live music due to lockdown, we were delighted to have Emma Johnson, an internationally celebrated and renowned clarinettist, as our first visiting musician at School. She was…

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Wycombe Abbey Pupil wins Supreme Court Student Writing Competition

Wycombe Abbey Pupil wins Supreme Court Student Writing Competition

At the beginning of the Spring Term, Diana (LVI) penned an entry for the Supreme Court writing competition, aimed at encouraging those in the Sixth Form with a keen interest in law…

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Holocaust Survivor Shares her Story with LV

On 11 May, LV were given the incredible opportunity to hear the first-hand account of Holocaust survivor, Susie Barnett – I could not hide my amazement as I listened to her story….

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Greenpower Race at the Bedford Auto Drome

Following some swift organisation and a concentrated effort to get the cars race-ready, seven pupils raced our two electric cars, Phoenix and Sprocket Rocket, in the F24 and F24+ races at Bedford…

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