The name Waddilove was in honour of Sir Joshua K Waddilove, an Englishman, philanthropist and founder of Provident Financial who bequeathed 1,000 Sterling which resulted in the constructrution of 2 big dormitory complexes for both boys and girls.
The school transformed from a Mission Station to Teacher Training College. The school bosts of former students who were made to head the newly formed government in 1980. Amongst them were; Staleck Samkange, Dr Herbert Usehewekunze, Dr Sideney Sekeramayi. The famous author of Akadya Neganda Remhuru, , Mr C.M. Matsikiti.
The school is situated close to the famous Muti Usinazita.