Buckinghamshire school named among top 125 private schools in the world

Wycombe Abbey included in Carfax Education Schools Index 2023 The Carfax Education Schools Index is the leading international index of the top 125 private schools.
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One of Buckinghamshire’s top schools has been named as one of the best private schools in the world as part of the fourth annual Schools Index, led by education consultants at Carfax Education. Wycombe Abbey was named as one of the Top 30 UK Senior Schools, and among the best 125 best private schools internationally in the index. The schools index has been reviewed and selected by a panel of education experts, led by Carfax Education, with consultants on the ground across the world.

Prospective parents and pupils can now access the latest and most comprehensive global index available, featuring the top 125 schools from across the UK, Switzerland, Europe, USA, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.

As well as formal criteria, such as academic results and preparation for university entry, schools are selected for their unique ethos, their reputation both locally and internationally, and how they prepare students for life beyond academia. The guide provides a comprehensive overview of curriculum and fees, as well as practical information such as travel times to local airports.

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Wycombe Abbey

Set in 170 acres of Buckinghamshire parkland, Wycombe Abbey is a world-class independent boarding school for girls aged 11-18. Top schools listed for 2023 also include world-renowned schools in the UK, as well as those further afield, such as St Paul’s School in Brazil and Geelong Grammar School in Australia. New entries for this year include UK prep school, Port Regis, as well as Amadeus International School in Vienna, The British School in Delhi and The Dalton School, USA. Collated by Carfax Education experts on the ground across the world, the index is the most comprehensive global index available.

Fiona McKenzie, Head of Education, Carfax Education, said: “Now in its fourth year, the Schools Index has rapidly become a valuable resource for parents looking for the very best education for their child, wherever they are in the world - as well as for the private schools sector. This year's guide has been comprehensively curated by international experts, with each school notably recognised for their own individual footprint in education, including academics, facilities, preparation for university entry, unique ethos and how they prepare students for life beyond academia. Demand for excellent schools remains high and is still fiercely competitive, as parents strive to ensure their child receives the strongest foundations to set them up for a lifetime of success.’

Jo Duncan, Headmistress of Wycombe Abbey said: "We are delighted to be included in the Carfax Education Schools Index as one of the Top 125 private schools in the world this year and a Top 30 UK Senior School. Wycombe Abbey strives to be a world leader in girls' boarding education and a place where academic excellence, empathy and integrity thrive. We aim to ensure that our pupils leave our School as confident, articulate, independent young women. It is my privilege to lead Wycombe Abbey and to be recognised in this way by Carfax Education’s Schools Index."

Lists in this year’s Schools Index include:

  • Top 30 UK Senior Schools
  • Top 10 UK Prep Schools
  • Top 10 Switzerland
  • Top 15 Rest of Europe
  • Top 15 China & Southeast Asia
  • Top 15 USA
  • Top 15 Middle East
  • Top 15 Rest of the World

For more information and to view the Index visit https://schools-index.com

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