An individualistic approach to learning

Your child’s journey with us may begin at the age of three, and continue until they reach adulthood.

Through these years they will move through several stages in their learning and personal development, at each a differing focus of priority or approach in education will be appropriate.

The Abbey provides a strong and consistent platform of core principles, shaped by our internationally-minded ethos and our position as one of the top performing IB Schools in the World.

We focus on the individual

Our teachers are dedicated to building a relationship with each student, and on working together to develop particular strengths or to improve areas of difficulty.

We apply forward-thinking methods

We stay ahead of the curve with inquiry-based and cross-curricular teaching methods, and working beyond the confines of curriculum and classroom.

We are about learning not performing

By shifting our focus to encouraging enthusiasm and perseverance in learning, and by reducing the emphasis on outcomes and grades, outstanding academic results happen naturally at The Abbey.

We think broadly, deeply and differently

Teaching ‘Theory of Knowledge’ encourages students to challenge assumptions, think beyond divides and shape their own learning.

We take a holistic, collaborative approach to education

The whole school family is involved in the journey of learning and development – students, parents or grandparents, teachers and staff.

The Abbey Learner Profile

Takes time to consider and potentially change viewpoints

Shows concern for, and actively values others

Sets their own priorities and is self-aware

Willing to consider new ideas

Comes up with new or different ways of doing something

Challenges herself to communicate, listen actively and present ideas

Is curious to explore new ways of thinking

Will embrace knowledge and can apply it to a wider context

Capable of thinking or acting for themselves, will take an intellectual risk

Being ready and willing to learn from all experiences whether or not they are successful