We encourage existing students to consider joining the Guild – Wycombe High School’s student association.
Every student has the opportunity to join the Guild on her entry to school, by paying a modest one off payment, or five instalments. To find out more, please download a description of benefits and membership form here. The Wycombe High School Guild is an organisation for all students and staff -past and present- of Wycombe High School.
The story of the Guild began in 1910, nine years after the School was founded, and the first pupils had become 'old girls'. Many were anxious not to lose touch with each other and the School and as a result, the idea of the 'Old Girls Guild' developed, warmly welcomed by Miss Christie the first Headmistress. The aim of the Guild is to promote fellowship between students and staff of the School.
Wycombe High School and Guild Annual Magazine
Each year the Guild and School produce an online annual magazine celebrating the life of current and former students and staff. The 2020 Wycombe High School and Guild Annual Magazine is still available to view online via the following weblinks The Guild Magazine 2020 WHS Magazine 2020.
We Need Group Leaders
We are very short of Group Leaders and will be making a plea for more volunteers in 2020. Group Leaders collate their groups’ responses for publication and forward the content to the Editor. It is not a difficult job and we would love to have a Group Leader for every year so if you know of anybody who would be willing to lead any of the groups below (even if they are not a Guild member) then please pass on my details and ask them to get in touch.
Leaders are currently needed for the following years: 1951, 1958, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971,1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978,1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018.
If you are interested in becoming a group leader, please contact the Guild Administrator at email@example.com.
Keep in Touch!
If you are a Facebook fan or member of LinkedIn, we encourage you to join the Official Wycombe High School Groups linked below and to follow us on Twitter.
Mary Christie Centenary Grand Reunion
2017 marked the 100 year anniversary of the death of Mary Christie, the first head mistress of Wycombe High School. We held a grand reunion on 24 of June 2017 which was for all past students and staff of Wycombe High School and Lady Verney. Please follow this link to see photos from the day.
We were thrilled to welcome former student, Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry and former non-executive director of the Competition and Markets Authority, Lloyds Banking Group and the UK Statistics Authority who delivered our welcome speech.
Trace a Friend
Let us help you find a friend or member of staff. Please tell us their full name and if possible dates at WHS/LVHS. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guild members are potentially a tremendous resource for WHS as there are numerous ways in which Guild members can become involved in the life of the School, to the benefit of the girls. Please let us know how you would like to become involved by completing the Guild Links form and returning it to email@example.com.
Why not join the Official Wycombe High School Facebook Group (members of staff and former students only please) and our Former Wycombe High School Students & Staff group on linked in. If you have your own business become a member of the WHS Business Directory on Facebook to help network and promote fellow WHS entrepreneurs. You can also follow us on Twitter @WycHighAlumnae
Inspire and Career Talks
The Guild sponsors these talks led by former students working in coordination with our Alumnae relations and Careers Department. The talks consist of a panel of former students from various backgrounds representing diverse paths and careers. Following introductions by the speakers the floor is open to questions and answers.
These talks are now taking place virtually via Zoom making it even easier for you to get involved.
We would love to find out about your journey after Wycombe High School and how your career has developed over the years. If you would like to be a part of our Inspire and Career talks, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very fortunate in having such a comprehensive collection of school records, photos, timetables, exercise books, text books, uniform etc. which can be used to trace the history of the school, from its foundation in 1901, and the lives of past pupils.
The aims of the Archive are:
To preserve the heritage and history of Wycombe High School and the Wycombe High School Guild
To enhance and contribute to the learning experience of students at Wycombe High School
To contribute to the academic study of the history of girls’ state education
The objectives are the Archive are:
The retention, preservation and cataloguing of significant records and artefacts from Wycombe High School, Lady Verney High School and Wycombe High School Guild
The promotion of the archive to staff and students
The provision of access to the archive for staff and students
The promotion of the archive to the wider community
The provision of access to the archive for the wider community
The ongoing work of volunteers receiving, sorting, cataloguing and housing records for the archive, is very much appreciated. We should very much welcome more volunteers to help with:
Sorting, cataloguing and housing records
Digitisation of records
If you would like to know more about the Archive, just to visit it or to help, please contact email@example.com. Volunteers are usually there on Wednesday mornings during term time and at other times by prior arrangement.
We welcome donations of material associated with Wycombe High School including photographs, uniform, programmes of School events, CDs, memoirs - really anything connected to the School. Please send in your contributions along with a letter describing the article and providing the first name, surname and maiden name of the original owner. We welcome background stories for the artifacts donated.