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  • Community 30/01/17

    Abbey alumna Rachael is on top of the world after climbing Mt. Aconcagua

    Rachael Middleton was camping on Skye when her GCSE results came out, something that was typical of a girl imbued with a love of the outdoors from an early age by her parents and grandparents. It was three weeks before...

  • Community 14/11/16

    2006 Leavers Revisit The Abbey for Their 10-year Reunion

    There was lots of prosecco and nostalgia on Saturday afternoon as we welcomed back many of our 2006 leavers and former staff. The girls had a chance to catch up with old friends and past teachers before touring the school with...

  • Community 11/11/16

    Abbey alumna's theatre company presents 'Henry I of England'

    The cultural life of Reading is at present undergoing enormous development, helped in part by the designation of 2016 as Reading Year of Culture. At the vanguard is an Abbey alumna whose establishment of the theatre company ‘Reading Between the Lines’ has...

  • Community 01/11/16

    Abbey Students Past and Present Enjoy the Ashmolean

    Our Upper I girls recently visited the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford as part of their Ancient Egypt topic, and spent a wonderful day looking at mummies and artefacts (some of which were over 4000 years old) as well as visiting the 1...

  • Community 28/06/16

    An Evening of Alumnae Conversations and Connections

    Our second London Alumnae Drinks took place on Wednesday 15th June, at the offices of Baker and McKenzie. With almost 100 Alumnae in attendance - plus Abbey staff, governors and sixth formers - it was a hugely successful and vibrant evening,...

  • Community 14/04/16

    Catherine's Army journey - on our television screens

    Catherine Whittingham, who left the Abbey in 2012, is currently being featured in a three-part Channel 4 documentary series, 'British Army Girls'. The programme follows the progress of 47 women who are undertaking their gruelling 14-week Army training - of which Catherine is...

  • Community 29/01/16

    Head of External Affairs

    Mrs Rachel Dent, Head of The Abbey School, is pleased to announce the final member of her Executive Board. Mr Craig Andrew BA Hons, HDE, MBA, LVO has been appointed as Head of External Affairs and will commence this new...

  • Community 06/01/16

    Mrs Jo Trott

    It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that Mrs Jo Trott, a vibrant and charismatic member of The Abbey staff who taught Biology here for over 25 years, passed away on Christmas Eve after many years of...

  • Community 16/11/15

    A Warm Welcome to the Class of 2005

    Over 30 ladies from the class of 2005, along with a number of their teachers, were welcomed back to school on Saturday 14th November, for their ’10 Years On’ Reunion. They spent the afternoon catching up with each other and sharing memories of the...

  • Community 12/11/15

    Abbey Alumna Tessa Baker wins prestigious 'Women of the Future' Award

    Scientist recognised as “a true 21st century pioneer” as she challenges Einstein’s Theory of Gravity The Abbey School is delighted to congratulate alumna Tessa Baker on being awarded a ‘Women of the Future’ (WOF) Award in recognition of her pioneerin...