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Welcome to Wexham
Wexham is a highly regarded and successful non-selective 11 - 19 school.
The School’s latest Ofsted inspection, November 2017, judged the school to be GOOD in all areas and for overall effectiveness.
The school is popular and currently expanding. In 2019 we welcomed our largest Year 7 cohort to the school for many years.
Our location on the edge of Slough means our school has a green and spacious campus feeling.
In November 2018 we moved into our new multimillion pound ‘Woodside’ Building. This is a major investment by Slough Borough Council as part of its ambitious school expansion programme. We now have 29 brand new classrooms housing Humanities, English, MFL and our SEN departments. In addition a new student services area was provided and at the very heart of the school a new Library, including additional Sixth Form study areas.
Historically the School was designated as a ‘Sports College’. Although such designations have now ceased, sport continues to be a focus point of the school and there is considerable success at both local and regional level. High levels of participation in PE and Sport builds resilience and confidence in our students which allows academic success to flourish.
The School has well developed partnerships across the Local Authority and community where we lead on PE through the Slough Schools Sports Network based at Wexham. We are currently one of four schools in Slough piloting the ‘Health Champions’ initiative and we also jointly co-host the Borough’s PSCHE network.
We are an enhanced partner School to Brunel University.
We are the Youth Sport Trust’s Lead Inclusion School for Berkshire.
Our recent survey of 369 parents found that 97% agree that:
- Their child is happy at Wexham
- Their child feels safe at Wexham.
- Their child is well looked after at Wexham.
96% of parents say that Wexham is well led and managed and 95% agree that their child is taught well. Most importantly 97% of parents would recommend Wexham to another parent.
A key ingredient of our success has been the priority placed on creating an environment in which both students and staff have the confidence to flourish. Great schools, that demonstrate continuous or sustained improvement, are built on a foundation of highly qualified and committed staff. In 2017 Ofsted found that ‘staff morale was high’ and ‘emotional and practical kindness drives the school’s care for all its pupils and students.’ These two features allow both students and staff to thrive.