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Waddesdon CofE School

At Waddesdon, we believe that the purpose of education is to enable all people to flourish individually and collectively so that they can live a life of value. As a community, we strive to achieve these aims, believing genuinely and unequivocally in the capacity and potential of every child.

Waddesdon Church of England School is a co-educational 11-18 secondary school with just under 1,000 students on roll, and around 260 students in the Sixth Form. 

Our ethos is rooted and grounded in the Christian values of love, compassion, kindness and inclusion which foster dignity and respect for all. Students tell us that they feel safe and happy at Waddesdon School. Self-confidence, self-belief and agency are nurtured through praise, encouragement, acknowledgement of success and celebration of achievement.

Just as it “takes a village to raise a child”, so does it take a whole school community, in partnership with families, to educate a young person for life.  We believe in positive relationships and promote the value of being a purposeful and productive member of the community in our work with our young people.

Our vibrant and positive culture enables our students to fulfill their potential as self-disciplined, responsible and productive citizens who are proud to claim that they are a part of the Waddesdon tradition, the ‘Waddesdon Way’.

Standards and expectations are high and learning is developed through a broad range of engaging and rich educational opportunities. We are a dedicated and motivated staff who enable our students to work hard and achieve highly. However, our school cannot simply be measured by our outstanding outcomes alone; it is also measured by the development and character of our young people.


As a Church of England school within the Diocese of Oxford, our values are grounded in the Christian faith, although we welcome equally young people and staff of all faiths and none.  An inspection by the Society for the Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools in March 2018 also judged the school to be Outstanding as a Church of England school.


Contact: Mr Johnny Lee (Professional Tutor/ITTCo)
Address: School Lane, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire HP18 0LQ
Tel: 01296 688264