• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG


Ofsted Good GP ColourAbbey College received a ‘Good’ rating in all areas in our latest Ofsted inspection. The report marks a significant improvement from our previous judgement, where we received a ‘Requires Improvement’ rating, and is a testament to the success of the changes that have been introduced at the school over the last few years.

It is quite a feat in today’s education climate for a school to achieve a Good Ofsted rating as a standalone academy, without joining a multi-academy trust. However, due to the hard work and dedication of our fantastic students, staff, carers, governors and the local community, we have beaten the odds and pulled together to make Abbey College a school we can all be incredibly proud of. I would like to thank everyone who has helped us on this journey for their support of the school so far.

Overall effectiveness


Effectiveness of leadership and management


Quality of teaching, learning and assessment


Personal development, behaviour and welfare


Outcomes for pupils


16 to 19 study programmes


Overall effectiveness at previous inspection

Requires Improvement

For more detail about the findings of the report, please download the report in full from the sidebar.


Abbey College continued its run of excellent results again this year!

A level results

In 2019 over half of all grades (54%) were the highest A*, A or B grades, with 40% being A* or A grades. Over three quarters of all grades (78%) were A* to C grades.The overall pass rate was an impressive 99%.

There were particularly strong achievements in a range of subjects, including 50% A* grades in English Literature, 50% A*-A grades in Maths with 71% achieving A*-B grades, and 80% A*-B grades in Philosophy & Ethics.

GCSE results

In 2019, 70% of all grades were level 4 to 9 which is a significant 8% improvement on 2018 results. The percentage of students achieving a level 5 or higher has risen by 11%, from 40% in 2018 to 51% in 2019.

The college achieved strong results in all core subjects. 89% of students secured level 4 and above in English, an 8% improvement on last year. 73% of students achieved level 4 and above in Maths, which is a 5% increase on last year’s results. 66% of students achieved level 4 and above in Science, which is an 8% increase from 2018.

64% of students achieved Level 4 and above in both English and Maths and 48% of students gained Level 5 and above in both English and Maths. Both these are increases on the 2018 results.

Other subjects that secured high achievements included Business Studies BTEC, where 67% achieved a L2 Distinction or better, Physics, where a 100% of students received grades 4 to 9, and Chemistry and Biology, where 99% of students received grades 4 to 9.

Performance 2019

Data area

2019 results

Attainment 8

48.5 (England average 46.5)

Progress 8


Grade 9 - 4 in English & maths GCSEs

70.3% (England average 64%)

Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs

50.9% (England average 43%)

Pass EBacc

3.86%  (England average 4.06)

Staying in education or entering employment after Year 11

97% (Average for English state schools is 94%)

Post 16: Students staying in education or training or employment for at least 2 terms after 16 to 18 study

90% (Average for English state schools is 86%)

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