“It is a real pleasure to welcome you to Waddesdon Church of England 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.
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.
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.”
... you are one of the high achieving schools in the country in terms of the attainment and value added progress of your disadvantaged pupils since 2012.( February 2016 )
You have a truly wonderful school. The civility, hospitality, and work ethic of the entire school was absolutely outstanding, and the 'feel' of Waddesdon school is very special.( March 2016 )
Our son has absolutely loved and relished every moment of his Sixth Form experience and I have proudly watched him develop and blossom academically during his time with you.( May 2016 )
As ever, Waddesdon shows us what true education looks like.( May 2016 )
I just wanted to write and say how happy I am that my son attends your school. This has everything to do with your great staff team who have been so understanding( July 2016 )
Last night my husband and I attended the open evening with our son, and I would like to say thank you for an informative and very well organised evening.( September 2016 )
... I wanted to tell you about this and commend them for their kindness. They had done a very good job and are a credit to Waddesdon C/E school( October 2016 )
I have just returned from a Silver D of E weekend in the Chiltern Hills ... I thought you would be pleased to know that these young men have done well for themselves and were excellent ambassadors for the school.( March 2015 )
Thank you seems such a small word to express our heartfelt gratitude for accepting our daughter and helping her to develop over the last five years.( August 2015 )
... thank you to you and the school for providing such a wonderful first year for our son. He enjoyed every day of Year 7 ...( July 2015 )
I write to say how impressed I am by the character and ability of one of your pupils ... He is obviously proud to be at Waddesdon School ... He is a credit to your school( February 2016 )
Your school is one of the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England showing the greatest sustained improvement in the percentage of pupils achieving five or more A*-C grades.( February 2016 )
Just to confirm what you already know! That you have fantastic photography teachers and superb students( May 2016 )
... we wish to put in writing our heartfelt thanks for everything you and your staff have done to help our daughter over the past seven years.( September 2016 )
At Waddesdon, I got onto a crowded bus to Aylesbury on Friday afternoon. Without prompting, a girl from your school offered her seat to me. Please congratulate her. I have heard about the excellent reputation of the school. Well Done!( October 2016 )
I feel that you and your staff have not only given our son the knowledge and confidence for his 'A' Level Exams, but you have nurtured him into a fine young adult( July 2016 )
DIGNITY AND RESPECT