Ethos and Values

Ethos and Values

At Wycombe High School, we have a long history of providing a high quality education for girls. We match the very best of the school’s traditions, with an ambitious vison, mission and strong core values.

All those who study, work or send their children to our school are part of the Wycombe High School Family and are ambassadors for our vision, mission, values and Wycombe High School characteristics.


Wycombe High School is a school where students relish challenge, chase excellence and inspire those around them at every stage of their lives


We build an ambitious and compassionate community of people who contribute eagerly to school life. We provide opportunities which propel our students out of their comfort zone, whilst supporting them at every stage and guiding them towards diverse futures


Infectious Joy

School days should be “the best days of your life”. We create a joyful environment where each girl can experience the thrill of success, seek opportunities that make her smile and develop long-lasting friendships.

Limitless Ambition

We reject the notion that there is anything in the world that a girl ‘cannot’ do or ‘should not’ strive for. We galvanize every girl to be boldly brilliant in whatever she wishes to achieve, pushing her limits without fearing failure.

Insatiable Curiosity

For us, learning is a process which extends beyond your time at school; it’s a lifelong passion. We aim to uncover an innate intrigue and thirst for discovery in our girls, whatever their chosen subject(s) might be. We prepare our girls to think big and think globally.

Generous Spirit

We champion a collective and collaborative spirit. We provide an unbreakable support network, sharing in our girls’ successes and enabling them to bounce back from times of difficulty.


Our Motto Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter highlights the characteristics of a Wycombe High School student.

Fortiter: Courageously

Each student is encouraged to speak out against all injustice, supported to take risks, and not be afraid of failure. She will push herself to her personal limits and beyond; and never give up. She will be encouraged to listen to the opinions of others, as well as to give them. She will accept responsibility for herself and other students. She will become independent and innovative in thought and action.

Fideliter: Faithfully

Every student is expected to uphold our school vision, mission, values and be a great ambassador for the Wycombe High Family. She will act with integrity and be truthful and honest in all she does. She will keep promises and be reliable. She will work hard to achieve her full potential. Above all she will be a good friend, a good neighbour and a good citizen. She will contribute positively to school life and society.

Feliciter: Joyfully

Every student will contribute to making our school the happy and joyful place it is. She will demonstrate mutual respect and empathy for all; is proud of her own achievements and those of others. She shows commitment to a fair and peaceful community and embraces diversity and a global mindset. She will be positive in approach; and support others to do the same.

There is a clear commitment to the development of the whole child and the school provides outstanding opportunities for the students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. A significant strength of the the school is the high quality of pastoral care.

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