Welcome to Seniors
There are over 4,000 Seniors across the world – a dynamic and modern network of Wycombe women.
The Association of Seniors was inaugurated in Miss Dove’s drawing room in June 1898. Nine girls, the first to leave the school, united to promote the cause of the United Girls’ Schools Mission. As numbers increased, the Association became more businesslike. Leavers were divided into groups of 30, one of whom was appointed Secretary. Her duty was to keep in touch with her circle and collect annual subscriptions and members’ news for publication in the Gazette. On becoming a Senior, each girl signed the Roll and received her Seniors’ brooch, a copy of the prayers said each week at school and a reminder of the pledge to corporate service, which was an essential condition of membership.
A significant change came early in the 21st century. In May 2011, the Seniors resolved to dissolve the Association in its form as a separate registered charity and since then, Seniors’ activities are managed by the School. As well as an annual Seniors’ Day reunion in the Autumn and lacrosse match and Carol Service at Christmas, regional and decade gatherings take place throughout the year. The office also coordinates the Seniors’ Supplement, the annual magazine for Seniors.
The Seniors’ Office works closely with the Careers Department to connect current girls and recent leavers with Seniors from different professions, willing to offer their time and expertise in mentoring or work experience programmes. Through Wycombe Abbey Seniors Connect, Seniors at all stages on their career path can make these professional connections or offer their help.
Sunday 9 December - Seniors’ Lacrosse Match and Carol Service
A range of events for Seniors take place throughout the year. The next event is the annual Lacrosse Match and Carol Service on Sunday 9 December. Family members and children are also more than welcome to attend. Full details available to download. Please click here to reserve your place.
How we use your data
Our privacy notice for Seniors, which explains how and why we collect personal information and what we do with that information is available to download.