THE Abbey School invites your daughter to start a journey of discovery and inspiration which will
THE Abbey School invites your daughter to start a journey of discovery and inspiration which will give her a love of learning and friendships for life.
The Abbey is consistently one of the country’s top-performing schools academically, with girls achieving outstanding GCSE and A-level and world-leading International Baccalaureate Diploma results that gain them places at leading universities and in blue-chip corporate programmes.
As a Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference-accredited school, the Abbey offers an education of exceptional quality with a focus on balance and wellbeing that prepares girls to live fulfilled and happy lives in a fast-paced and swiftly changing future.
From nursery to sixth form, the school’s ethos empowers girls to become confident, independent and enthusiastic learners.
A proactive and compassionate approach to pastoral care, with formal and informal support from teachers and peers, creates a caring community that values and supports individuals.
Extra-curricular opportunities play an important part in school life, with music, drama, art and sport plus more than 240 different interest clubs contributing to a happy, energetic atmosphere that is highly valued by our girls.
Opportunities to develop leadership skills are offered throughout the school, from organising charity afternoons and sports days in the junior school to Young Enterprise and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the senior school and sixth form.
Rachel Dent, head of the Abbey School, is a passionate believer in the importance of inspiration, aspiration and balance in life.
She says: “At the Abbey we create an environment where pupils are inspired by the genuine enthusiasm they see in their teachers.
“We encourage girls to follow their natural curiosity and discover interests and talents inside the classroom and beyond. Our ethos centres on enabling each girl to develop her own identity and self-awareness, to know where her strengths lie and to become a grounded, resilient individual with a positive approach to life.
“Intrinsically linked to this is the importance of balancing academic studies with extra-curricular activities, ensuring that their journey is rich, diverse and fulfilling and will remain that way throughout their lives.”
The Abbey School is located close to Reading town centre, just a 10-minute walk from Reading station. We offer an extensive coach network from Henley and surrounding villages.
Our autumn open events are an excellent opportunity to experience all that the Abbey has to offer. Join us to share in the remarkable journeys of some of our current pupils and to talk to our inspirational teaching staff.