High Wycombe

High Wycombe

Contact Information

Address: The Hub Easton Street High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP11 1NJ

Telephone: 02077817982

Email: info@maventraining.co.uk

ABOUT High Wycombe

A large town in South East England is situated 29 miles from the north-west of Charing Cross in London. High Wycombe is a modern location with the several tourist attractions. According to the ONS official estimates for 2016, the population of the High Wycombe was 125,257.

Transport facilities

Bus and coach services:

Arriva and carousel are the leading bus operators in the town's area and also serve all significant urban and rural areas. The city has facilities for Park and Ride which is found at Cressex, and it is near to junction 4 of the M40.

Rail services:

Chiltern Railways which are used to serve High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Saunderton and Little Kimble on the London Marylebone. From London to Birmingham through High Wycombe and Princes Risborough is the direct service.

Air:

Heathrow Airport is the international airport, and it is located outside Buckinghamshire in Hillington.

Facilities and places of interest

Eden Centre and Chilterns Centre are the two shopping centres in the town. The Eden Centre which spreads from High Street to the south of the A40 whereas, the Chilterns Centre is located between the Queen's Square and Frogmoor to the north. The small octagonal-shaped Cornmarket which was rebuilt by Robert Adam in 1761 and it is known as Pepper Pot.

Notable residents

Colin Baker is an actor who also played a role of the sixth doctor in the series of Doctor Who and even columnist for the Bucks Free Press.

James Corden is an actor, comedian, producer, writer and television host and he also hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden which is the late-night television show broadcast on CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System).

The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy troupe which was featured by the comedians named as Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding; both met when they attended Bucks New University in Wycombe and performed in the Wycombe swan theatre.

Industry

Wycombe was well-known for chairmaking and furniture design which remains an essential element of the university syllabus of the town. Ercol and E Gomme were the well-known companies of furniture. Production of paper, precision instruments, plastics and clothing are the most recent industries in the town.

Sport

Wycombe Wanderers is the football team of the town and play at the Adams Park which was named after Frank Adams. Currently, Wycombe Wanderers are the members of Football League Two and Football League since 1993. Wasps rugby union team also played at Adams Park between the session of 2002-2003.

Education of High Wycombe

Buckinghamshire is one of the few counties in the United Kingdom that still have a selective education system. The students who are in the last year at primary schools can take part in the 11+ exam and depend upon the score of that exam to get admission in the grammar school or another secondary modern school.

Primary schools

These are several primary schools in High Wycombe which are given below:

  • Hannah Ball School
  • West Wycombe Combined School and Children's Centre
  • Marsh Infants School
  • St Michael's Catholic School which combined primary and secondary school

Secondary Schools

  • St Michael Catholic School
  • Royal Grammar School
  • Wycombe High School

Independent Schools

  • Pipers Corner School
  • Godstowe Preparatory School
  • Wycombe Abbey
  • Crown House Schools

Further Education

Amersham & Wycombe College is the college for the further education, and it is situated at Flackwell Heath and also has campuses at Amersham and Chesham. Buckinghamshire New University is the public university in the town, and it is located in the centre of the city on the former site of the High Wycombe College of Art and Technology.