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  • 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. ...

  • Senior School 19/01/17

    Beauty and the Beast - behind the scenes

    18/01/17 Rehearsals for The Abbey's 'Beauty and the Beast' production were off to a flying start this week, making a welcome alternative to revising for mocks! In the next few weeks the girls shall progress on from the Lecture Theatre and...

  • Senior School 16/01/17

    ECF National Schools Chess Championships

    On Sunday 15th January 2017 six girls represented the Abbey in the southern semi-final of the National Chess Championships for Girls held at St. Catherine’s school in Bramley. The event was described by the English Chess Federation as 'the largest g...

  • Senior School 09/12/16

    Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols sets the seasonal tone

    From the atmospheric music of the harp ensemble to the dying notes of the handbells, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was the perfect overture to the Christmas season. The congregation joined heartily in the carols accompanied by the...