Welcome to The Abbey

Welcome – an exceptional all-girls’ school

The Abbey is a remarkable all-girls community of learning and scholarship. It is a place of curiosity, adventurous spirits, and the excitement of discovery. We foster an atmosphere of warmth and support, full of fun and laughter. As a result we develop the assurance for students to take risks, explore interests and passions, and engage generously with the world in our girls-only environment.

Our outlook is internationally-minded and collaborative. Our goal is to prepare students to live with confidence, purpose, and joy. To support this philosophy we offer International Baccalaureate programmes at our Junior School and Sixth Form.

This means providing exceptional single-sex opportunities across the widest spectrum of curricular and co-curricular activities. Our job is to find, encourage and broaden each individual’s talents and interests. Therefore it is a privilege to witness our students’ liveliness of mind and help that to develop as they become resilient young people with the enthusiasm and tenacity to make a difference.

We have played a leading role in all-girls education for over 130 years. During that time we have adapted and innovated, preparing students for the always-changing world that lies ahead of them. That is true now more than ever. We seek to equip girls to face the future on their own terms, driven by courage, honesty and kindness above all.

We look forward to meeting you in the near future. In the meantime discover more about about this unique single sex environment, please visit our virtual events site, or read reviews from The Good Schools Guide (Junior School) (Senior School) and Muddy Stilettos.

Will le Fleming, Head 

When we asked parents and students what they value most about The Abbey, they all agreed on one thing: “The Abbey is much more than a school.”