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  • Senior School 24/04/17

    Living the life of luxury for a day thanks to 'Rent-a-Leaver'!

    After a raucous bidding session at the Rent-a-Leaver Auction last Friday in the Hardcastle Hall, girls throughout the school enjoyed having their own Sixth Form servant for the day – some for as much as £40! In order to raise money for th...

  • Senior School 21/04/17

    Welcoming back our year 14s!

    It was a delight to welcome back fifty-five of our 2016 leavers yesterday afternoon for their Year 14 Tea. Back in the ever familiar Sixth Form block, the girls had the opportunity to mingle with their old classmates and teachers and discuss...

  • Senior School 23/03/17

    Katrina's composition premieres with the New London Chamber Choir

    Last year one of our Sixth Form music Captains, Katrina Toner, entered the inaugural New London Chamber Choir's Young Composer Competition and won first prize with her composition for voices and piano setting Blake's 'The Little Boy Lost'. As part...

  • Senior School 23/03/17

    'Beauty and the Beast' lights up the stage

    It may be a ‘tale as old as time’ but Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was the talk of the town as our tremendous cast and crew put on a production worthy of the West End.With an ingenious set that ...

  • Senior School 01/03/17

    Water Guns and Teddy Bear fights in Onatti's educational 'Auf dem Campingplatz'

    It was a delight to welcome the dynamic Onatti Theatre Company to The Abbey last month for their entertaining performance of ‘Auf dem Campingplatz’. Performed by two native German speakers to our LIV, the girls were encouraged to hone their lis...

  • Senior School 17/02/17

    The Abbey welcomes theatre titan Max Stafford-Clark

    We were delighted to welcome the legendary theatre director Max Stafford-Clark to The Abbey last week to work with Drama students and those interested in the theatre. It is fair to say that Max is a titan of the post-war...

  • Senior School 09/02/17

    The Jo Trott memorial lecture with Miranda Krestovnikoff

    Miranda Krestovnikoff has come full circle. As she and her husband choose a senior school for their daughter they are trying to find somewhere where she will be inspired by outstanding teachers. How fitting, therefore, that Miranda should be revisiting...

  • Senior School 08/02/17

    Aspire: Professor A. C. Grayling emphasises the importance of Humanities at our latest Networking Dinner

    ‘Humanism is the philosophy that you should be a good guest at the dinner table of life’ - A .C. Grayling We were delighted to welcome the erudite Professor A. C. Grayling CBE to The Abbey this Tuesday for our sec...

  • Senior School 06/02/17

    Aspire - Dame Felicity Palmer - a life in music

    Girls considering careers in the field of music had an unparalleled opportunity to learn from two of the best in the business as mezzo-soprano Dame Felicity Palmer and pianist Simon Lepper were “in conversation” with The Abbey’s musical director Steph...

  • Senior School 06/02/17

    Dame Felicity Palmer at The Abbey - 50 years in music

    In a career spanning fifty years Dame Felicity Palmer has shared her gift with audiences across the globe. What an honour, therefore, to welcome her to The Abbey as she celebrates her life in music over the last five decades. ...