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

Our brilliant students collected essential items to put into wellness packages to help support homeless people in Cambridgeshire. As part of the annual initiative, students in each form group chose a number between one and 25. Each student is then responsible for donating the item that is revealed on their numbered day. Items include packaged food, cereal bars, and bottled water, as well as various other items such as toothpaste, gloves and hand warmers. These are then set to be collated into individual care packages by the Sixth Form Events Committee at the school to help spread Christmas cheer to those most in need.

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Abbey College is celebrating fantastic A Level results - More than 60 per cent of pupils at the college gained A or A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Drama, Art, History and English Language, and 100 per cent of pupils gained an A* - B grade in History. The average A Level grade for the college was a B, and 45 per cent of pupils achieved AAB.

100% of students accepted their first or second place at university, including 28% into the Russell Group and one student is going to Underwood International College in South Korea for Creative Design.

Abbey College students that made significant progress include Emma Buxton, Sophie Ling and Mithushan Praba, they are heading off to study adult nursing, social and political sciences, and law with politics. 

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There were further celebrations following the amazing GCSE results, after a challenging two years. We look forward to welcoming many of our students back in September!

Abbey College’s highest performing students have excelled in all their subjects: Jack, Morgan, Caitlyn, Elliott, Josh collectively achieved 35 grade 9s and 15 grade 8s.

Abbey College students that made significant progress include Makenzie, Luke, Isla and Jessica.

The news article can be found here.



More than 700 of our students put on their trainers and running gear and ran, jogged or walked twelve and a half laps of the school athletics track. They raised more than £3800 for Cancer Research UK.

A special shout out goes to Melissa, Lewis, Summer, Revleen, Jordan and Reuben, who all raised outstanding amounts and to Ryan, Rio and Millie who ran the whole race non-stop and even completed additional laps.

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Staff at Abbey College, in Ramsey, have taken part in an international research project – Restoring Respect through Music Education (RRME). 

The project, a strategic partnership co-funded by Erasmus+, aims to close social exclusion gaps by adapting the ‘Il Sistema’ music programme to include values of restorative justice of equality, social inclusion, diversity, power sharing and non-discrimination. 

The full news article can be read in the Hunts Post.

Further information on RRME can be found here.

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!

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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.

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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.”

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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.