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  • Sixth Form 04/05/17

    New Head Girls take up their posts at The Abbey

    The Abbey’s Head Girls play an important role in leading the student body and working with staff to ensure that pupils’ views are represented. After an exceedingly busy and successful year Annalise and Fran this morning handed over their res...

  • Sixth Form 20/04/17

    Ups, downs and watery escapades on Gold DofE practice expeditions

    The Easter holidays were the perfect time for our Gold DofE candidates to get some practice in Snowdonia and on the River Severn.The canoeists realised early on in their expedition that they had brought an excess of kit. This...

  • Sixth Form 30/03/17

    Being one of the 1% - students welcome tips for graduate employment success

    At our recent Aspire event “The changing face of 21st century careers and higher education” we learned the sobering news that there are around 100 applicants for every graduate job in the UK. What better way to prepare for this competitive emp...

  • Sixth Form 29/03/17

    University applications demystified at Higher Education evening

    Applying to university can seem a daunting prospect for both students and their parents. The world of UCAS, adjustment, unconditional offers, interviews and open days can appear challenging, but with the help of some outside experts and our own Sixth...

  • Sixth Form 20/03/17

    Young Enterprise teams sweep the board at Reading area final

    The Abbey's three Young Enterprise teams, Spark, Rock It and Outside the Box, had a highly successful evening at the Reading Area Final, which was a great reward for all the preparation that had gone into their presentations and trade...

  • Sixth Form 14/03/17

    Kathryn climbs Kilimanjaro for Air Ambulance Trust

    Sixth Form student Kathryn took on the “chance of a lifetime” to climb Kilimanjaro alongside her father and raise funds for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. We caught up with her on her return to find out about her experience on ...

  • Sixth Form 27/02/17

    Aspire: The Changing Face of 21st Century Careers and Higher Education

    How do you prepare for a job in an industry that doesn't yet exist? Are blue-chip apprenticeships now more attractive than the university route? What will tomorrow's job-seekers have to overcome to secure first job roles and a pathway to...

  • Sixth Form 24/02/17

    Second place for Lucy in ARTiculation competition

    Congratulations to Lower Sixth student Lucy Walker who was awarded second place in the ARTiculation competition heats, which were held at the Ashmolean museum in Oxford. The competition asks students to present a response a piece of art, delivering an...

  • Sixth Form 09/02/17

    Sixth Form 'All Around the World' quiz supports causes near and far

    Our Sixth Form Charity prefects have been busy raising funds and having fun - here they tell us about their recent Charity Quiz: On Friday 27 January we, the charity prefects, hosted a Charity Quiz entitled ‘All Around The World’. The eve...

  • Sixth Form 17/01/17

    Oxbridge offers for fourteen Abbey students

    Among the many offers that our Sixth Form students have received for places on some of the UK’s most competitive courses and universities, fourteen girls are delighted that their hard work and preparation has paid off with offers from O...