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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

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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Who tells your story?

The backdrop to our lives has become an anxious one - affected by opinions over BLM and our response to equality, diversity and inclusion; Everyone’s Invited and the #MeToo movement; together with a…

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News from The Abbey

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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Gateway 12 November 2021

Abbey Interludes at Christ Church, The Last Post, Upper I Mini Exhibition, Diwali at Juniors... and more!

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