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GCSE grades 9-6


The Abbey IB average student score
(World average is 30)


UK schools (including The Abbey)
offering the IB in Sixth Form


A Level grades A* – B

Heads’: Connected

The latest insights from Heads,
Will le Fleming and Nisha Kaura

The point of it all

Many strange tasks befall a head of school: and this week brought what is always one of the strangest, even though it comes round every year. The scene: IB results day. Students and families gather…

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One voice

Sing and dance to it. Listen, and feel it. We start each morning assembly uplifted by inspiring music and end our service in collective song. Music in the Junior School has the power to shift our…

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There is only one word for the events of this week: exhilaration. Monday brought the joyous news that Lily and Erin (Upper V) had triumphed in the national final of the Poetry by Heart competition.…

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Pride and Joy

June - Pride Month - is a celebration, a protest, a revelation for some and a poignant moment of reflection for others.

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Red letter days

As a diverse British society, we have witnessed significant social reform over the decades. We now agree that equity is humane and logical. Elite tribalism, gender conformity, racial segregation,…

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News from The Abbey

Gateway 8 July 2022

IB Results 2022, Stay Curious, SPACE Project, Little Knellies Garden Party and more...

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Gateway 1 July 2022

Celebration of Music, Little Knellies Graduation, Biology Field Trip, The Abbey Chill and Grill and more...

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Gateway 24 June 2022

Lower IV Brecon Beacons Trip, #readwithpride, Reading Festival of Sport, Poetry By Heart and more...

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Gateway 17 June 2022

Creative Writing Competition, Biathle GB Call Up, Festival of Sport, Lower III Recital and more...

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Gateway 10 June 2022

Fun Run Goes Global, Team England Alumna, Art Scholars' Trip, Parent Talks and more...

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Gateway 27 May 2022

Rowing Success, Fantastic Mr Fox, Pupils' Concert, Artists in Residence and more...

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