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

Abbey College, Ramsey is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the highest possible accreditation in the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools Award, the Gold Award.

The school was praised for its mental health and wellbeing strategies, structures and practices.

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools Award aims to strengthen staff and pupils’ mental health by supporting schools to make a positive change at all levels of the UK's education system.

Andy Christoforou, Headteacher at Abbey College, said: “I am incredibly proud of the entire Abbey College community for showing such inspiring commitment to help support positive mental health."

“Achieving this award is testament to all the hard work and determination we have undertaken to support student and staff wellbeing, especially in the current circumstances. However, the work does not stop now. We are striving to maintain our success in 2021 to further support our students and staff moving forward.”

To achieve the Gold Award, Abbey College had to demonstrate a community approach to mental health, evidencing policies and initiatives that worked towards improving mental health and wellbeing for both staff and pupils within the wider school community.

The next steps for Abbey College involve ensuring the school is well equipped to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of its community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Did you see us featured in the news? We're delighted to have been awarded the Early Career Development Quality Mark (ECDQM) for supporting and developing our teachers in the early stages of their career!




The award, which is valid for three years, recognises the college’s effectiveness in supporting and developing teachers in the early stages of their career.



From all of us here at Abbey College, we just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all of you before we break up for summer! Your support has been incredible this year and we have been inspired by the community spirit. We thought we would leave you with a short video from our Headteacher, Mr Christoforou, which includes a short message and a few of our favourite moments from the year. We are sending you all our best wishes and look forward to seeing you soon!

Mickey Day, year 9 Engineering student, has been very busy over lockdown. Mikey has had his new 3D printer working and has just purchased a new CNC laser cutter.  Whilst he is still learning how to use that, Mickey has also have been learning how to use fusion 360. Here is a drawing of his multitool for which he was then able to create a 3D printed model of.  As well as this he has made an oil cap to replace the one he lost from his traction engine rally.

This is great work and we look forward to seeing what else he can come up with!



We are delighted to see our musicians performing for the 8pm Thursday Clap for the NHS.  Hollie is in year 9 and is an ASCA Music saxophonist.  She has been playing for her street as her tribute for the Key Workers.


Our students are very busy during lockdown doing art work, DT work and catering.  An example here is Emily in Year 9 for her passion and enthusiasm for woodwork during home learning and for completing her three dimensional design coursework!


The Rotary Club held a tournament at St Ivo school on the 26th February. Teams were entered from Abbey College in the foundation, Intermediate and Advanced section. The foundation Abbey A team  came first out of 6 schools taking part. The winning Year 9 team won a very Challenging Engineering task which they got marked on their Designing  prototype manufacturing and testing skills. They were up against the best students from each school supervised by Mr Austin and Mr Hollis. Well done Abbey College

They got a glass trophy and a £50 cheque as an award for winning awarded by Roy White Rotary Club and Dr Andrew Harter CBE Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire

The winning  team are shown in the back holding the trophy and a cheque which they won. From Left to right Mr Roy White Rotary Club, Nicholas G, Owen P, Mackenzie HRotary Technology Tournament 26 02 2020 74 and Dr Andrew Harter.