Wexham is a highly regarded and successful non-selective, maintained school. In 2013 GCSE results were placed in the top 5% of School’s nationally based on progress; in 2014 this had risen to the top 4%. Our 2015 results improved again to 54% of students achieving 5+ A*-C grades including Maths and English, the highest in the school’s recent history, with 61% achieving 5 A*-C grades at GCSE. Given the starting points of our students and that Slough is a selective authority, the progress and achievement of our students is excellent.
A key ingredient of this 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. Students benefit both from this high quality teaching and from their unrivalled access to information and other learning resources opened up by the school's innovative use of technology.
Historically the School was designated as a ‘Sports College’. Although such designations from the government 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 build resilience and confidence in our students which allows academic success to flourish. The school hosts the Slough Schools Sport Network which supports the schools ethos of outreaching and supporting the local community.
The School buildings provide an interesting mix of old and new reflecting our expansion over the years. The heart of the school was built in the 1960s and currently administration, the school hall, canteen, MFL and Mathematics department are housed here. By September 2016 the School Hall and main reception area will be rebuilt and refurbished. The Science and Technology block is a new addition to the school providing excellent specialist accommodation, our School Library is also based here. Art, Drama and Music are housed in purpose built specialist accommodation providing excellent facilities. A dance studio, media suite and pottery/ceramics are housed in new purpose built accommodation. The recent addition of a new sports hall, which also has classrooms and a fitness suite, provides excellent facilities alongside our large Astro turf and field for PE and Sport. Currently English, Humanities and Business reside in hutted accommodation which will soon be transformed as part of a multi-million pound building project in line with future school expansion