• 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.