• 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 judgment, 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 continues its run of excellent results!

With no published data in 2020 due to Coronavirus, data is compared to the last published results in 2019.

A level and BTEC results

Available on the Sixth Form Results page

GCSE results

In 2021, 81% of all grades were level 4 to 9 which is a significant 11% improvement on 2019 results. The percentage of students achieving a level 5 or higher has risen by 9%, from 51% in 2019 to 60% in 2021. 

The college achieved strong results in all core subjects. 82% of students secured level 4 and above in English. 76% of students achieved level 4 and above in Maths. 77% of students achieved level 4 and above in Science. 

73% of students achieved Level 4 and above in both English and Maths and 52% of students gained Level 5 and above in both English and Maths. Both these are increases on the 2019 results. 

Other subjects that secured high achievements included Business Studies BTEC, where 74% achieved a L2 Distinction or better, Physics, Biology and Physical Education, where 100% of students received grades 4 to 9, and Chemistry, where 97% of students received grades 4 to 9. 

Performance 2019 and 2021

Data area

2019 results

(not current)

2021 results

Attainment 8

48.5 (England average 46.7 in 2019)


Progress 8


N/A (not calculated in 2021) 

Grade 9 - 4 in English & Maths GCSEs

70% (England average 64% in 2019)  72.7% 

Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs

51% (England average 43% in 2019)


Pupils entered for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

38% 50%

Pass EBacc

3.86 (England average 4.07 in 2019)


Staying in education or entering employment after Year 11

97% (Average for English state schools is 94% in 2019)


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

97% (Average for English state schools is 86% in 2019)


Compare Abbey College performance with that of other schools at the Department for Educations performance table website


Schools Comparison Website