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]


Girls come to The Abbey from Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire and are able to make their way to and from school easily due to excellent transport links.

Central Location

Located within easy walking distance from Reading Station, The Abbey is just a few minutes’ drive from key business hubs.

  • Royal Berkshire Hospital
  • University of Reading
  • Thames Valley Business Park
  • Green Park Business Park
  • The Oracle Shopping Centre.

Coach Routes

The School offers (via third parties) an extensive coach network across Berkshire and Oxfordshire for both the Junior and Senior School. The exact routes change each year to reflect demand from parents.

Horseman Coaches operate most of The Abbey School home to school coach routes. Please contact Horseman Coaches directly for further information on 0118 975 3811 or email [email protected]

The School also uses TK Travel to provide a service from Hook and offers a minibus service from the Pangbourne area. If you are interested in further information regarding these routes please contact TK Travel directly for further information on 0118 970 0600 or email [email protected]

Junior School ‘Kiss and Drop’

We operate a ‘Kiss and Drop’ zone for girls from Reception to Lower III (Year 6) in Vicarage Roadbetween 8.15am and 8.40am (8.30am for Reception and Lower Preparatory (Year 1). Please contact the Junior School Reception or Admissions for further information.

Local Trains from Reading Station

Under 20 minutesUnder 30 minutes
Goring & Streatley 15
Twyford 10
Wargrave 20
Pangbourne 10
Wokingham 15
Maidenhead 18
Slough 12
London Paddington 25
Henley-on-Thames 27
Oxford 24
Newbury 24
Ascot 29
Bracknell 22
Basingstoke 24
Windsor 30

Public Bus Routes

The following local buses provide services along or near Kendrick Road where The Abbey is situated:

3, 3b, 10 Central Reading, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Shinfield, Aborfield, and Wokingham

9 Central Reading, Royal Berkshire Hospital, University of Reading and Whitley Wood

19a Central Reading, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Earley, Loddon Bridge

19b Central Reading, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Earley, Lower Earley

19c Central Reading, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Earley, Bulmershe, Woodley, Loddon Bridge

21 21a Reading Station, University of Reading, Lower Earley, Earley

Sixth Form Parking

There is a dedicated car park for the Sixth Form students who enjoy the independence of driving to school with their friends once they have gained their driving licence.