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

A group of our wonderful Year 12's have produced a marvellous presentation to promote Wellbeing week 2021. Well done Emma, Lea, Jessica, Rachael and Tara!

Please download the file below.

We're thrilled to have received such a positive Ofsted monitoring inspection.

Thank you to all our staff, students, parents and local community for helping make this possible, despite such a challenging year - we couldn't have done it without you!

See the article in the Hunts post here.

 

Abbey College students completed over 125 days of exercise in February as a part of the challenge set by the PE department during lockdown.

For every 300 minutes of exercise completed, students were awarded one entry into a year group prize draw and one entry into a whole school prize draw.

Triumphing in the year group prize draws were Tomos in Year 7, Lexi in Year 8, Abigail in Year 9, Ethan in Year 10 and Olly in Year 11, who each won a £20 Amazon voucher.

Evie in Year 7 was picked out from the whole school prize draw and won a pair of Apple Airpods.

Coverage can be seen here:

https://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/ramsey-students-complete-lockdown-challenge-7874396

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/people/pupils-complete-125-days-of-exercise-in-a-month-3186643

Abbey college has been given a top national award in recognition of its improving provision, practice and performance - the Quality Mark for English and Maths. 

The award, which lasts for three years, promotes, supports and celebrates progress and improvements made by a school. 

Andy Christoforou, headteacher, said: “We believe in ensuring students are challenged in all aspects of their learning.  

“Achieving this award builds on our recent success, and we have now achieved a hattrick of national accreditations this academic year, following the Quality in Careers Standard and Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools gold award. I want to thank every member of staff for all the hard work and determination they have shown to achieve these awards, particularly during a challenging year. We are now working to maintain our success in 2021 to further support our community moving forward.”

For the full news articles see:

https://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/education/ramsey-school-gets-national-award-6900086

and

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/education/school-wins-top-english-and-maths-award-3093449

Abbey College, has been awarded the prestigious Quality in Careers Standard, the national quality award for careers. The award, which is valid for three years, was presented through the local awarding body Cambridgeshire County Council ‘Investing in Quality’. The college was commended for the quality of its careers programme, as well as the information, advice and the guidance given to its young people.

Read the full article in the Hunts Post

Since returning in September, this is the second national award for Abbey College. Earlier in the year, the college was awarded the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools Award, the Gold Award.

Students in years 7 to 11 create a presentation for Black History Month

 

October is Black History Month in the UK. The month has given students the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture. Students in years 7 to 11 created a presentation during their Moral and Spiritual lessons to share what they have learned. We hope you enjoy our presentation!

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!

https://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/teaching-award-for-ramsey-school-1-6735178

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/education/prestigious-award-colleges-work-training-new-teachers-2906910

https://www.peterboroughmatters.co.uk/local-news/peterborough-college-achieves-early-career-development-award-13077

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.