Wycombe High School students and staff are celebrating today, after winning the prestigious Sunday Times Parent Power award for UK Secondary School of the Year, and Southeast Secondary School of the Year.
The Sunday Times survey is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s highest-achieving schools. It links to school websites and Ofsted inspection reports, while also drawing on exam results for its league tables.
The new Schools Guide says: “The school has also seen a record number of students transferring to Wycombe High School to study for their A-levels. The sixth-form experience is vibrant (there are 23 subjects to choose from) and students develop their learner characteristics through a strong focus on enrichment and personal development”.
The Sunday Times report also praises Wycombe High TV, Britain’s only student-led school TV channel: “Wycombe High TV… channelled pupils’ creativity to burst on to the screen during the pandemic. Providing “a sense of school and a sense of belonging” it became a lifeline, not just for teachers and pupils but connecting their wider families from Cornwall to Canada, India and Pakistan”.
Headteacher, Nicola Renyard, said: “This is a real boost for the whole school, and testament to the hard work and effort of the students and staff over the past three years. They have shown a real generosity of spirit, characteristic of the firmly embedded support networks in place at Wycombe High School which enable our students to thrive. Staff and students have definitely got an extra spring in their step following this fantastic news. I would also like to congratulate my predecessor, Sharon Cromie – she deserves a lot of the credit for this prestigious achievement”.
David Garmon-Jones, Chair of the Wycombe High School Academy Trust Board, added: “ The trustees are delighted that Wycombe High School has won this prestigious award. This is excellent recognition for the hard work of our students and staff during challenging times. One of our values is limitless ambition, that students are empowered to be boldly brilliant in whatever they aspire to, without fearing failure. This award supports that ambition”.
You can watch student and staff reaction to winning the two awards in this week’s edition of Wycombe High TV News, which also features:
- Wycombe High goes global – as our students scoop THREE awards as delegates at the Model United Nations Competition.
- Staff and students tell ‘Jokes in a Jumper’ to raise money for Christmas Jumper Day and Save The Children.
- AND… we look back at a magical night of music at this year’s Wycombe High Christmas Concert…