One of the country's foremost independent girls' schools from 3-18

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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

Leading the way

What do we know about the best schools in the country? Well, the first thing we know is that this question is flawed. Schools are complex living institutions and any narrow comparative measure -…

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Open to possibilities

2022 - the beginning of a new year. An overarching sense of hope seems to be the theme amongst us all as a school community. The blank page of possibility as we turn over a new leaf and face a fresh…

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Light shining in darkness

Is the darkness alive? And how angry is it? Let me backtrack a little. At this time of year an ancient rite of passage for head teachers, almost as old as Christmas itself, is to read the Ninth…

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Under our skin

I have spent a lot of my teaching life thinking about how a girl might feel comfortable in her own skin: how she may grow to be a woman who likes herself without the security blanket of others’…

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Why we are here

A lovely experience this week, while on a trip to Manchester for the annual conference of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA). I was visiting Chetham’s School of Music at the kind invitation of…

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News from The Abbey

Gateway 21 January 2022

Musical Moments, Sculpture Exploration, Young Enterprise: Meraki, Hockey Progress... and more!

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Gateway 14 January 2022

Rhythmic Gymnastics, Sporting Stars, Korean War Veterans, German Mini-Christmas Market... and more!

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Gateway 10 December 2021

Candlelit Procession, Fellow and Staff Leavers Concert, Rowing medal, Going For Gold... and more!

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Gateway 3 December 2021

Hansel and Gretel, Christmas Decorations, House Netball and Football, Musical Talent... and more!

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Gateway 26 November 2021

Diving Golds, Pistol Talent Pathway, Autumn Serenade Ensembles Concert, Stop-Motion Animation... and more!

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Gateway 19 November 2021

South Regional Hockey Champions, ‘Catharsis’ goes to the Saatchi Gallery, Nursery Christmas Decorations, Abbey Interludes Recital... and more!

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