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

Ofsted

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

Good

Effectiveness of leadership and management

Good

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment

Good

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

Good

Outcomes for pupils

Good

16 to 19 study programmes

Good

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.

Results

Abbey College continues its run of excellent results!

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

A level and BTEC results

In 2021 69% of A Level grades were the highest A*, A or B grades, with 48% being A* or A grades. 88% of all grades were A* to C grades. The overall pass rate was an impressive 100%. There were particularly strong achievements in a range of subjects, including 50% A* grades in A Level English Language, 50% A*-A grades in A Level Maths with 71% achieving A*-B grades, and 80% A*-B grades in A Level Philosophy & Ethics. 

​In BTEC subjects 100% of students doing achieved a D*- M with 78% achieving a D*-D.

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 2021

Data area

2021 results

Attainment 8

49.6 (England average 46.5 in 2019)

Progress 8

N/A (Progress 8 not calculated in 2021) 

Grade 9 - 4 in English & Maths GCSEs

72.7% (England average 64% in 2019) 

Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs

52.1% (England average 43% in 2019) 

Pass EBacc

18.8% (England average 4.06 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

98% (Average for English state schools is 86% in 2019)

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