Waddesdon Church of England School

"For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 100, verse 5. Read More

Our students who chose our Bible Verse of the Year spoke of the reassurance and comfort this verse gives them. In a world where things seem to be constantly changing it is sometimes difficult to find anything which is lasting and which we may trust with all our hearts. The writer of this ancient text reminds us that God’s love and faithfulness to us are unchanging and eternal: they may be completely relied upon. It is our prayer that our students and staff will thrive and flourish in the knowledge that they are loved eternally and that the words of this verse will give them the confidence they need to achieve highly and to live life in all its fullness.

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 Society for the Inspection of Anglican Schools in February 2013 also judged the school to be outstanding as a Church of England 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.