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The Abbey School

The Abbey School

Kendrick Road, Reading, RG1 5DZ, UK

0118 987 2256



The Abbey School
School type Girls' Day Preparatory & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
Founded 1887
Status Private
Head Mr Will le Fleming
Date Appointed September 2020
Language of Instruction English
Girls Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 987
Day fees per annum £13,500 - £21,750 per annum
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Nicola McDonald
PYP Coordinator Jillian Priestley
Associations GSA, HMC, AGBIS, IB, ISC

Described as 'much more than a school', The Abbey is a place where academic excellence becomes a natural process of growth and curiosity at every stage of the journey, from the age of 3 to 18. We are a school that celebrates success in all its forms, and every girl is encouraged to explore her own unique strengths and discover her passions through a vast choice of opportunities - both inside and outside the classroom.

As an International Baccalaureate school, our internationally-minded ethos means that we collaborate across divides and strive to provide a real-world education that prepares students to step out into an uncertain world with confidence, empathy, and at ease with those from all cultures.

Our pioneering methods put the 'why' back at the heart of learning and our holistic approach places equal emphasis on academic achievement, intellectual agility and emotional wellbeing. The results of this more organic, relaxed approach to learning, speak for themselves. The Abbey is consistently one of the top performing schools academically - not only in the UK, but globally. In 2023, our students who studied the IB Programme, achieved an average of 38 points, compared to the global average of 30, placing the school firmly in the top tier of IB Schools in the World.

The Abbey's town centre location places us at the heart of a vibrant community, whilst our extensive coach network helps provide accessibility from locations across Oxfordshire and Berkshire for both Junior and Senior girls.

A range of scholarships are available, as well as financial assistance offered through means-tested bursaries. Above all, The Abbey is passionate about creating a learning experience that is joyful and meaningful. Our self-regulating culture helps us all to look after each other, and our inspiring teachers are dedicated to fostering a special relationship with each and every individual.