John Hampden Grammar School

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County Buckinghamshire
Address John Hampden Grammar School, Marlow Hill, High Wycombe HP11 1SZ
Type Boys Grammar
Pupils 1,036
Places in Year7 150
Open Days September
Competition Approx. 30% reach qualifying score. Places then awarded by distance from school gate.
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format Bucks 11 Plus CEM Style  



Description of the school – John Hampden Grammar School

John Hampden Grammar School is a boys’ grammar school, serving the town of High Wycombe and the surrounding rural area. The school is one of 13 selective grammar schools in Buckinghamshire and students’ prior attainment when they join the school is well above the national average. Whilst students come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds the proportion eligible for free school meals is low. The proportion of students from black or minority ethnic heritage is around the national average and the ethnic mix of the main school reflects the local area. There are relatively low numbers of students with English as an additional language. The proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities or with statements of special educational needs is also below average.

The school has had specialist status in technology since 2001 and in sports and art since 2006.