Waddesdon Church of England School
"Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory because of your love and faithfulness."Psalm 115, Verse 1. Read More
We have chosen this verse from Psalm 115 as our Bible Verse of the Year during the school's 50th anniversary because it is the verse which forms the basis of the School Song, adopted by the school at its founding in 1962, Non Nobis Domine. The song and the verse acknowledge the "Love and Faithfulness" of God in the service provided by the school to the community. we believe that the achievements of the school community - students, families, staff and governors - both give glory to God and reflect his purposes for us all, that we should live and enjoy life in all its fulness.
Waddesdon Church of England School is a co-educational 11-18 secondary school with just under 1,000 students on roll, of which around 260 are in the Sixth Form. In the most recent inspection of September 2006, the school was judged by OfSTED to be an outstanding school. A further inspection by the Diocese of Oxford in November 2006 also judged the school to be outstanding as a faith school. In recent years the school has held specialisms in the Visual Arts and Mathematics and Computing and has been designated a High Performing Specialist School and the Lead School in the Aylesbury Vale Leading Edge Partnership. In September 2011, the Department for Education granted the school Academy status.
While the national Specialist Schools programme came to an end in 2011, the legacy of our years as a specialist school mean that Waddesdon Church of England School continues to be a centre of particular excellence in the Visual Arts and Mathematics and Computing.
As a Church of England school within the Diocese of Oxford, our values are rooted and grounded in the Christian faith, although we welcome equally young people and staff of all faiths and none.