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)


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 any further information on 0118 975 3811 or e-mail them directly - [email protected]

2020/2021: Horseman Coach timetables and costs - https://www.horsemancoaches.co.uk/PDFs/2020/Abbey-School-Leaflet-20-21.pdf.

2020/2021: Horseman Coach pass application form -https://www.cognitoforms.com/HorsemanCoachesLtd/BusPassApplicationForm

The School also uses TK Travel to provide a service from Hook and offers a minibus service from the Pangbourne area. TK Travel coach routes for 2020/2021 are below. If you are interested in further information regarding these routes for 2020/2021 please contact TK Travel directly 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.