John Hampden Grammar School

Marlow Hill, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1SZ

John Hampden Grammar School is a selective state boys’ grammar school in High Wycombe. It is named after the local Member of Parliament and English Civil War commander John Hampden. The school was founded in 1893, as an art and technical school to help support the traditional skills in the town of cabinet making, carving and polishing, and took on its current name in 1984.

The school’s exam results consistently place it amongst the top performing schools in the country, especially in “value added” performance at A Level. The school also has an extensive sporting programme to cater for the wide-ranging interests of the boys. The arts are an integral part of school life promoting creativity and providing a wonderful showcase for the boys’ talents. The school’s old boys include chef Heston Blumenthal, novelist Terry Pratchett and numerous sporting internationals and champions.

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