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Introducing Abbey College Cambridge

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Abbey College Cambridge is energised by a love of learning and the pursuit of outstanding academic achievement for all.

Music at Abbey College
Music at Abbey College

- A non-selective independent day and boarding school of over 450 students

- Offering GCSE and A-level examinations with top performing results, with Year 9 from September 2024

- 30 per cent of A-level students progress to G5 universities every year

- 100 per cent success in progression to medicine at university

- Our students regularly win top awards in national and international Olympiads and competitions

- A community that is energised by a love of learning

Founded in 1994, Abbey College Cambridge has grown from strength to strength to now be a thriving successful school with more than 450 students from over 40 nationalities, but yet we are probably about the most unknown school in Cambridge!

Tucked away at Homerton Gardens, between Hills Road Sixth Form and Homerton College, Abbey College Cambridge provides a first-class British education in an international environment. We are renowned around the world for academic excellence that stems from our students’ ambition, their academic discipline and high-quality teaching.

Further aided by an engaging enrichment programme, empowering pastoral support, leadership programmes and a series of lectures. Abbey College Cambridge students make friends from all over the world, share unforgettable experiences, and go on to achieve amazing things together.

Abbey College in Cambridge
Abbey College in Cambridge

Our purpose-built campus provides the perfect study environment, light airy classrooms, with modern technology. We find that we don’t need the acres of sports fields or grand music halls. Cambridge itself can offer us everything we need.

Our students can benefit from the most amazing sports facilities within Cambridge. This allows us to offer a wide range of sports and allow students the choice as to which sports they wish to participate in.

Our robust curriculum delivered by our high calibre teachers allows our students to engage with their studies effectively. Students appreciate the small classes and supportive environment and feel comfortable to be able to ask questions and participate in class discussions.

The diverse and international community allows class discussions to take a wider focus, providing students with a different view to many aspects of the world. This allows our students to be truly global citizens and prepared for a globalised work environment.

Sport at Abbey College, Cambridge
Sport at Abbey College, Cambridge

The positive and collaborative study environment encourages students to support and help one another. Students benefit from the fact that everyone wants to learn and succeed.

However, we recognise that students need more than just lessons and Abbey Cambridge has an extra curricular programme with more than 50 clubs and activities weekly. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to enrichment.

Enrichment is divided into five categories Active, Community, Thinking, Science and Technology, Music and Creative Arts. Each Enrichment activity has outcomes which are specifically tailored to give students experiences they will treasure for the rest of their lives, but also, very importantly, experiences they can talk about at university or job interviews in the future.

There are also dedicated programmes for students wishing to progress to Oxbridge or competitive university courses such as medicine. Our medicine preparation programme with the provision of seven additional lessons a week is globally respected. The outcome – 100 per cent medical offers year on year.

Our clubs and activities don’t stop for the holidays. The college is open to all during the half term and Easter holidays. Our dedicated staff arrange activities, trips, courses to upskill our students and study support during these times with many boarders choosing to stay in Cambridge.

We focus on supporting young people to take responsibility for their own learning and provide them with opportunities to develop life skills such as critical thinking, leadership, teamwork and time management to name a few.

All students and staff are in one of our eight houses. Abbey houses are all to do with pride, friendship, team spirit, and competition. The passion a student develops for their house is right at the core of our outstanding pastoral care. Students of all ages, genders, talents, abilities, and nationalities come together united in their desire for their house to be the best, to win house points and secure the prestigious House Cup. Students will see their tutor every morning and have regular house assemblies and activities. A student’s house becomes their family within our community.

We know that our students benefit from the education they receive at Abbey Cambridge and seek to welcome more students from the Cambridge area to our community.

Maths at Abbey College, Cambridge
Maths at Abbey College, Cambridge

Launching Year 9 is the perfect opportunity to do this. Our Year 9 curriculum offers a broad range of traditional and highly valued subjects, designed to provide the best platform for success in GCSE and A-Levels. Students joining our Year 9 community will be valued members of our community and benefit from the extracurricular and pastoral system currently in place. Year 9 students will receive career advice and be encouraged to participate in skill building activities from day one.

To celebrate the launch of our new Year 9 provision, we are offering a significant number of scholarships to local students for entry into Year 9 in September 2024. To find out more register to attend our Year 9 Open Morning on Saturday 14th October at https://www.abbeycambridge.co.uk/abbey-college-cambridge/courses/year-9-open-morning/

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