Festival of Inquiry


Please click through to our Virtual Events page - and register your interest for our ‘Festival of Inquiry’ - a celebration of online learning for those with curious, inquisitive and inquiring minds. There will be a daily selection of tasks and challenges - ranging from ‘Shark Attack in Science’ to ‘The Great Fire of London Art creation’.

Festival of Inquiry - 23-27 November (for ages 6-11 years old)

Winter Wonder Week - 30 November - 4 December (for ages 3-5 years old)


The Abbey is a great place to work with a warm community feel.
We have well below the national average number of staff leaving every year - the majority of teaching staff leave to have babies or retire!

Current Vacancies

Dear Candidate or Prospective Candidate

Thank you for enquiring about working at The Abbey School. We're responding to Government guidelines and ensuring that our staff and students remain safe and well. This does mean that there is reduced activity on our recruitment website however, we are still continuing to recruit and ensure that we have the very best of staff to provide high-quality education to our students.

During this period of time, all recruitment interviews will be undertaken remotely.

If you have an interest in working with The Abbey please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

With best wishes

The Abbey School

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be appointed subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Employee Benefits

To attract and retain people of the highest standard we offer an attractive package:

  • A competitive salary
  • Good pension benefits for academic and support staff
  • The Abbey promotes a good work life balance
  • We train our teachers of the future by employing graduates with a good degree, taking them through to Qualified Teacher Status, by classroom assessment
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic students, some of whom study the IB programme
  • Term time only contracts for support staff where appropriate
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development, investing in you as an individual
  • Sabbatical leave, subject to the Head’s approval
  • We provide car parking for all staff, the school is a 20-minute walk from Reading Railway Station
  • Free lunches for all staff, with plenty of choice
  • Use of the swimming pool and gym
  • Opportunity to join a variety of clubs – history society, book club, staff singers, yoga and much more
  • Enhanced payments for maternity leave
  • Employee Assistance programme, offering free, confidential counselling
  • Fee concession available for parents of Abbey girls
  • We have staff accommodation, including a number of flats, for new employees moving to the area
  • Break for cake on Fridays
  • Annual ‘flu jab on site
  • Personal accident cover