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“Students achieve “outstanding academic, musical, sporting, linguistic and dramatic distinctions” with “exceptional” outcomes “actively encouraged by a strong culture of expanding horizons and discovering passions”.

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Gateway – News from around The Abbey

The latest insights from Abbey staff including Will le Fleming and Nisha Kaura


  • Alumna Visit
    by Together Abbey on 24 May 2024

    Abbey Alumna Emily Blacknell (2016 leaver) spoke to Lower V Abbey students about equality in the workplace. Emily works for law firm Pinsent Mason as a D&I consultant and has a particular […]

  • Gateway Highlights
    by Together Abbey on 24 May 2024

    Summer Term Week 6 – Gateway Highlights

  • Futures Week for Lower V
    by Together Abbey on 24 May 2024

    This week Lower V students enjoyed Futures Week – which including delving into the world of current affairs and global issues as well as a visit to MERL. The week kicked off with ‘Discovering the […]

  • Ice Skating
    by Together Abbey on 24 May 2024

    Hard work and determination has finally paid off for Sabrina in Lower V, who placed second in the pattern dance at the Slough Solo Dance competition last week, and in the process scored her first key […]

  • 10U Gold Medal in Tennis
    by Together Abbey on 24 May 2024

    Elsie in Lower I was victorious in her recent 10u tennis tournament at Brunel University on 18 May. She was playing Grade 5 (Girls’ singles) and played five matches – winning them all. Tennis […]

  • Examinations
    by Together Abbey on 24 May 2024

    The Senior School is in full examination-battle mode! The IB exams were the frontline, two year groups have just received results from internal exams, two year groups are on study leave, and we have […]

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Remember how some of our Junior School students were preparing for their House Charity Afternoon?

Have a look at some of the charities they have chosen to support as a House!

Paget will be supporting….Adventure Dolphin!
Ducat will be supporting…Lakeside Care Home!
Carrington will be supporting….The RNLI!
Kensington will be supporting…Heroes Berkshire!

Hats off to our incredible Juniors for their thoughtful choices and commitment!

#AbbeyJuniors
This week's #AbbeyGateway is officially out, just in time for the half-term break. 

While we anticipate the upcoming break, why not dive into the latest updates from our Abbey Community?

Read all about this week’s news via the link in our bio!
A huge congratulations to the following students who have completed their @dofeuk during the past half term!

#AbbeyDofeE #AbbeySeniors
Our #LowerVI geographers investigated cultural influences on places in Reading this week!

#AbbeySixthForm
Question of the day...Check out this photo taken by #UpperI yesterday, 
Can you guess where this picture was taken? 

#AbbeyTrips #AbbeyJuniors
Today’s Economic Video is about the Gender Pay Gap!

2023 Nobel Prize Laureate Claudia Goldin states that unequal division of caregiving and household responsibilities play a key role in the gender pay gap. 

What policies could governments implement to increase female participation in the paid economy?

#BeyondTheAbbey
Today was the Community Cricket Festival!

With four schools from around the area participating, the sense of community truly shone through! The atmosphere was vibrant and full of camaraderie amongst the different ages, genders and backgrounds.

A special shoutout to our #LowerV Sports Leader who did an excellent job supporting the event.

#AbbeySeniors
Another superb day for our #LowerV who did a bit of dating at school -  career speed dating to be precise! 

It was a great way to get our students to ask questions about different careers from our guests!

#AbbeySeniors #CreativeIndustries
#FuturesWeek is here, unfolding in the present at The Abbey!

It’s time for #LowerV students to delve into the world of current affairs and global issues.

Today kicked off with ‘Discovering the World,’ an IB-inspired exploration of contemporary topics. In the morning, Lower V students collaborated in groups within their house venues, analysing a range of content to gain insights into different facets of the global drug trade. They shared their findings and engaged in reflective discussions.

In the afternoon, students were tasked with designing websites to reflect their research and perspectives gained from earlier in the day. Some showcased remarkable creativity by recording videos and podcasts to present their findings.

At the end of the day, students proudly presented their websites to their peers within their houses. Many earned ROSAs for their outstanding effort, creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, and focus.

#AbbeySeniors
Well done, #LowerIII, on your PYP exhibition today!

It was wonderful to see so many of you displaying curiosity about the world around you and exploring what matters most to you. Your presentations were creative, insightful and imaginative, showcasing your dedication and hard work. 

Keep up the amazing work, and continue to let your curiosity and creativity guide your learning journey!

#AbbeyJuniors
Have you wondered, "How is the cost of living crisis affecting small businesses?"

Our senior student Esme investigates how the cost of living crisis is impacting people across the country, making life difficult for many families and companies. This crisis began in 2021 when prices for essentials like electricity and oil started to steadily increase. Over time, the prices of many more essential goods have risen, pushing some people into extreme poverty.

Have a read of this issue of The #AbbeyCorrespondent via the link in our bio!

#BeyondTheAbbey
We're celebrating the incredible contributions of women in the field of linguistics, starting with the remarkable Eve V. Clark!

Eve V. Clark, a British-born American linguist, has dedicated her career to understanding how children acquire their first language, particularly the acquisition of meaning. With a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Dr. Clark's groundbreaking research includes observational and experimental studies on language development in children, focusing on how they learn new words and the conventional ways to use them.

#BeyondTheAbbey

Examinations

The Senior School is in full examination-battle mode! The IB exams were the frontline, two year groups have just received results from internal exams, two year groups are on study leave, and we have…

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We Are Family

‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’ and ‘If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you’ are just two of many phrases we hear in relation to change as a positive driver.

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Shifting Sands

‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’ and ‘If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you’ are just two of many phrases we hear in relation to change as a positive driver.

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Teaching and Learning

One of the things that makes The Abbey a wonderful place to work is the passionate focus and interest on teaching and learning among colleagues.

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Wrapped up in books

The theme of this year’s World Book Day was ‘Read Your Way’, championing the enjoyment of becoming immersed in a good book, without expectation or pressure.

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