Well done to all our IB students 2020

You may be delighted to learn that our IB students have, in this strangest of years, achieved a fabulous set of results.

Highlights include:

av point score = 39 (Global av = 30)

52% of candidates scored 40 or more

87% of HL (higher level) grades are at 6 or 7

1 candidate scored a full 45 points

Very high av core score (extended essay, theory of knowledge, creativity/activity/service) of 2.3

90% of students into high ranking first choice Universities, with 3 students into Oxbridge

Wide range of courses at destination universities: psychology, aerospace engineering, medicine, commercial management & quantity surveying, English Literature, PPE, child nursing


Outcomes such as these wouldn't be possible without the vast amounts of effort and care that our staff have provided to these students, not just during the last couple of years, but throughout their time at the Abbey School. Well done to everyone involved.


Please contact us if you would like to join us and be a part of a fabulous Sixth Form IB or A-level programme in 2020/21 at [email protected]

11+ and 13+ entry

At the heart of The Abbey lies a shared enthusiasm for lifelong learning, an intellectual curiosity and a spirit of discovery that our dedicated teachers encourage at every stage.

We understand the importance and challenges of choosing the best ‘fit’ for your daughter’s education and our Admissions department is on hand to guide you through the process.

Common entry points to the Senior School are Upper III (Year 7), Upper IV (Year 9) and Sixth Form (Year 12).

How to apply

The first step is to see the School for yourself at one of our Open Events. A visit to The Abbey is the best way for prospective parents and their daughters to get a feel for life at the School. To find out more; Visit us or contact the Admissions Team.

To make an application for your daughter's entry to the School, please complete our online registration form. Registrations are welcomed until Monday 14 December 2020 for the Entrance Examination on Saturday 9 January 2021. Please note, a non-refundable Registration Fee of £100 is payable.

Year 6 girls who are registered to sit the Entrance Examination will be invited to attend an Abbey Interview Day in the Autumn Term. This gives the girls a real opportunity to sample life at The Abbey. During the half day, your daughter will participate in a workshop and an activity session as well as a short informal interview in order to gain a better understanding of her interests and ideas. Lunch will be included. Your daughter will experience life as an Abbey girl, make new friends and start to get to know her teachers.

For entry into Year 9 and other years, informal interviews may be arranged with the Admissions team.

The annual Entrance Examination will be held on Saturday 9 January 2021 and the girls will sit papers in English, Mathematics and Reasoning.

Once you receive the offer of a place for your daughter you will need to send back the Form of Acceptance and a non-refundable £1,000 deposit (£500 of this is kept for the duration of your daughter's time at The Abbey, and £500 is deducted from the first term's fee invoice). We will keep you up to date with details about familiarisation events for both you and your daughter and information to help you prepare for her first day.

Deferred entry to Year 9

Girls at Prep Schools that extend to Year 7 and 8 are invited to sit the Entrance Examination for Year 6 pupils at the same time as all those applying for Upper III (Year 7) entry. Offers of places made at that time for deferred entry to Upper IV (Year 9) are at the discretion of the Head and subject to the formality of a girl's school confirming her continued positive progress. Over the two years, girls will be invited to keep in touch and to get to know their future classmates through visits and news.