Gateway 13 May 2022

Music Scholars' Day, Lower III Production,…

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Roots and shoots

In an ancient and unassuming churchyard in the…

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Big news to start the summer

This is a special edition of our regular Heads…

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Gateway 6 May 2022

Gym Success, Festival of Sport, Street Dance,…

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Gateway 1 April 2022

Hairspray!, Upper II - Space Technology, IB…

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The Power of Hope

“The last two years” is a phrase we read, hear,…

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Joy and sorrow

This sun-drenched week brought experiences so…

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Gateway 25 March 2022

Cyber Security, Woodley Festival, Solidarity for…

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Musical Composition

Jennifer in Lower VI tells us about her original…

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ARTiculation 2022 Regional Final

On Tuesday 8 March 2022 Olivia represented The…

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SPRING SERENADE – Ensembles Concert

On Wednesday 9 March, the Hardcastle Hall was…

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Saatchi Art exhibition

Don’t forget to book your visit to the Catharsis…

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Lower III bring ‘Joy’ to the Royal Berkshire Hospital

Working under the guidance of Artist in Residence…

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Berkshire Schools Under 12 In2Hockey

On Thursday 10 March, ten Upper III students…

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Geography Field Trip

This week Lower IV went on an exciting field trip…

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Gateway 18 March 2022

Geography Field Trip, Inspiring Art, Doctor in…

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When I grow up

A child entering school has endless answers to…

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Chedworth Roman Villa Trip

Going to Chedworth was a great experience and…

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Berkshire Schools Under 13 In2Hockey

Last week, 19 Lower IV students travelled to…

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Woodley Festival

It has been three years since the choirs from…

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Earth Prize 2022

Phoebe, Upper VI is part of a team which has been…

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Gateway 11 March 2022

Strictly Come Dancing, DofE Awards, Woodley…

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Solidarity, fellowship, peace

Last year I wrote about one of the core…

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Upper IV Launch Pad

Just before half term Upper IV took part in…

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Shadow Puppets

Before half term, Lower I enjoyed putting all…

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World Book Day

This year marks the 25th anniversary of World…

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Gender and LGBTQIA+ societies

On Monday lunchtimes Senior School students are…

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Gateway 4 March 2022

World Book Day, Inspiring Art, Gender and…

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Betwixt and Between

We talk a lot about beginnings and endings in…

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Nursery Music

As part of our inquiry unit, ‘How we express…

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Upper III Gamelan Workshop

Over the course of this week, Upper III have been…

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Swimming Star

We are delighted to share the achievements of…

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Under 14 National Hockey Finals

Last Sunday saw the Under 14 Hockey team pack up…

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Abbey Interludes at Christ Church

On Wednesday 16 February we were treated to truly…

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Gateway 17 February 2022

Abbey Interludes Recital, Nursery Music,…

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The great sorting hat debate

One of the pleasant aspects of working at…

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Charity Update

When we started as charity prefects in May 2021…

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Careers and Higher Education Fair

The 2022 Aspire Careers and Higher Education Fair…

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Netball Tournaments

The Under 11s netball team have had a busy week…

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Gateway 11 February 2022

Careers and Higher Education Fair, Inspiring Art,…

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Growing Together

Our daughters’ school years are an important,…

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Upper IV Fair Trade Market

In Geography this week, we had a fair trade…

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House Gymnastics

House Gymnastics this year was open to Upper II…

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Curiosity Week

For a whole week, the school has been encouraging…

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Junior School Head’s Award

This week, Mrs Kaura was delighted to present the…

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Gateway 4 February 2022

Online Chess Tournament, House Gymnastics,…

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In praise of curiosity

To start simply: learning is the best part of…

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All About Pets

The Reception children enjoyed finding out how to…

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Saatchi Gallery Visit

Our talented LVI Art students have been working…

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Tennis Star

Despite the pandemic, 2021 has been a successful…

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Berkshire Schools Cross Country Championships

Last Saturday a number of students from the…

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Gateway 28 January 2022

Saatchi Gallery Visit, Korean Speech Contest,…

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The nicest things you can have…

A firm friend in our Junior School celebrated his…

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Wonderful Wednesday

Wonderful Wednesday saw The Abbey participate in…

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Abbey Interludes Recital

This week saw our second Abbey Interludes Recital…

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Young Enterprise 2021-22

We are Meraki, a Young Enterprise group wishing…

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Netball Star Visit

Last Friday, students from both Junior and Senior…

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Lower VI History Trip to London

One trip, two accounts. The recent History trip…

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Gateway 21 January 2022

Musical Moments, Sculpture Exploration, Young…

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Leading the way

What do we know about the best schools in the…

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Sporting Stars

A great start to the New Year for Upper II and…

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Algorithm Week

This week has been our very first Algorithm Week…

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Korean War Veterans

On Saturday 11 December we had the opportunity…

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Music Concert at St Mary’s Church, Shinfield

On Saturday the Clarinet and Wind Ensembles…

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Rhythmic Gymnastics

Congratulations to Julia, Lower IV who finished…

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Gateway 14 January 2022

Rhythmic Gymnastics, Sporting Stars, Korean War…

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Open to possibilities

2022 - the beginning of a new year. An…

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Fellow and Staff Leavers Concert

Wednesday saw the return of some much-loved…

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Junior School Reindeer Visit

On Tuesday, The Junior School had two very…

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Candlelit Procession

On Monday evening, the school community enjoyed…

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Gateway 10 December 2021

Candlelit Procession, Fellow and Staff Leavers…

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Light shining in darkness

Is the darkness alive? And how angry is it? Let…

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Carol Service

The festive season kicked off in style last night…

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Musical Talent

Emma in Upper I has been offered a place on…

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Tennis Achievements

Gabriella in Upper IV loves playing tennis. She…

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Chess Champion Visits The Abbey

Alumnae Louise Head (2016) popped in to The Abbey…

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Hansel and Gretel

Last week Upper I put on their production of…

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Gateway 3 December 2021

Hansel and Gretel, Christmas Decorations, House…

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Under our skin

I have spent a lot of my teaching life thinking…

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Diving Golds

Last Saturday, Grace (Lower V), Evie, Ella, and…

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Pistol Talent Pathway

Hannah in Lower VI has been selected by British…

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Speech Day

Last Friday the Senior School was in celebratory…

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Autumn Serenade Ensembles Concert

The concert began with two amazing, confident…

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Gateway 26 November 2021

Diving Golds, Pistol Talent Pathway, Autumn…

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Why we are here

A lovely experience this week, while on a trip to…

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‘A Night of Movie Magic’

Last week, a large number of the UII students…

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International German Olympiad

I am absolutely thrilled to have been given a…

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Anti-Bullying Week

This week the Junior School marked Anti-Bullying…

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‘Catharsis’ goes to the Saatchi Gallery

It has been wonderful to see how our Lower VI A…

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South Regional Hockey Champions

The Under 14 Hockey squad have recently been…

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Gateway 19 November 2021

South Regional Hockey Champions, ‘Catharsis’ goes…

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Who tells your story?

The backdrop to our lives has become an anxious…

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Abbey Interludes at Christ Church

On Wednesday this week, five of our music…

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Green Park Challenge

While many of us were tucked up in bed on Sunday…

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Gateway 12 November 2021

Abbey Interludes at Christ Church, The Last Post,…

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Powerful principles and difficult questions

A week ago today thousands of young people…

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Gateway 5 November 2021

Wear Pink for Breast Cancer, Networking with NHS-…

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Let there be light

All around us, we see signs that nature is…

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Vision

During half-term, Grace W in Lower IV (Year 8)…

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Desert Island Discs – Mr Andrew

This weekly feature gives us all a little insight…

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