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]


Well-being at the Junior School

At The Abbey Junior School we aim to promote positive emotional and mental health and well-being for our whole school community, and recognise that it has equal importance to our physical health. We believe that a self-aware, resilient child is one who will get the most out of the opportunities available to her, who will develop both academically and emotionally and who will grow into a young person able to embrace the challenges that life offers.

All staff at the Junior School have a responsibility for pastoral care and the emotional well-being of our pupils, with Form Teachers providing day to day care for the girls.We offer a Listening Ear service for girls and, when appropriate, we work with girls and parents to manage concerns. Our curriculum includes Well-Being lessons in a number of year groups which, together with weekly Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) sessions, help girls to develop a toolbox of skills and strategies to recognise their emotions, manage stress and anxiety, raise self-esteem - and know how to find their inner calm. We regularly refer to the five winning ways to well-being:

Life does not always go smoothly, and we believe it is important to help our pupils develop a sense of perspective, enabling them, with adult support, to distinguish between the normal ups and downs of daily life, and more significant or persistent worries or difficulties. We also ensure that girls know that they can speak openly about emotional well-being, that they are equipped with the vocabulary to do so, and that they understand when and how they can seek help.