Welcome to

The Abbey Sixth Form

Years 12 and 13

There is no more exciting time at school. Horizons broaden, opportunity widens, a new kind of learning relationship begins – either through the IB or A-levels. Our sixth form is an inclusive community that supports all students to face the world on their own terms: fearless, curious, and brooking no compromise. Students leave for new adventures at top universities – remembering an experience they’ll always cherish.
Five steps below give you a sense of who we are. Meet students and staff and please do book a live session at the end. We look forward to seeing you!

1. A Window into The Abbey

Duration: 2 minutes 18 seconds

Thirty words to describe our school and our brilliant students. We could have chosen 300! See what you think of the ones we picked…

2. Meet the Students

Duration: 1 minute 58 seconds

We asked our students to share thoughts about their school, their interests and their future. This is what they said…

3. Interactive Map

4. Meet the Head

Duration: 2 minutes 36 seconds

Hear from Will le Fleming and get a sense of what matters most from his perspective. If you’d like to hear more you can watch his general introduction to The Abbey here.

5. Welcome from us all

Duration: 26 seconds

Get an early introduction to some of the many wonderful staff and fellow students who are very excited to see you!

6. FAQs

Our Admissions Team have put together a selection of FAQs should any of these queries have crossed your mind whilst viewing our Virtual Tour.

What is the first step if I am interested?

Complete the virtual tour and register your daughter online via our application form.

Can I visit in person?

It is possible to arrange individual visits, though these are carefully regulated due to the present situation and take place outside school hours. Please discuss with our Admissions Team if interested.

Is there any fee payable on registration?

A non-refundable registration fee is payable which is £100 per applicant or £250 per overseas applicant.

Are there any deadline dates?

Specialist Scholarship applications – 1 December 2020 for entry in September 2021. Please note this deadline date has been extended.

Bursary applications – the last Friday in November for entry the following September.

Registration – Monday 14 December 2020 for entry in September 2021 although we recommend registering as soon as possible in the Autumn Term of the year before the considered year of entry.

What is the date of the entrance exam and are there any alternative dates?

The entrance exam is on Saturday 14 November 2020 although we do arrange an additional Sixth Form Entrance Examination Day in the Spring Term of 2021.

What does the entrance exam involve?

The entrance exam is prepared by the school. In addition to the entrance exam, your daughter will have an informal interview.

Applications for a place only include a 1-hour general paper and two 30-minute subject papers of your daughter’s choice (subjects to be two of those to be studied at A-level or IB Higher Level).

Applications for a place and an Academic Scholarship include two 1-hour scholarship papers (one logic/reasoning and one discursive essay) and two 30-minute subject papers of your daughter’s choice (subjects to be two of those to be studied at A-level or IB Higher Level).

Please note that only applicants who sit the entrance exam in November 2020 will have the opportunity to apply for an Academic Scholarship – this is the only opportunity to apply for an Academic Scholarship. Applicants who sit the entrance exam in the Spring Term of 2021 will not have the opportunity to apply for an Academic Scholarship.

What preparation is recommended for the entrance exam and are there any practice papers available?

We do not recommend any specific preparation as we are looking at your daughter’s potential. We do not provide any past papers.

Do you confirm the results of the entrance exam?

No, the specific results of the entrance exam are not provided.

Do you contact current schools for references?

Yes, we contact your daughter’s current school for a reference in advance of the entrance exam.

How soon after the entrance exam will we hear if we have been offered a place?

We aim to get back to you by the end of November 2020 or, if sitting in the Spring Term of 2021, within a period of two weeks.

What documentation is required to accept a place and is any fee payable?

We require a Parent Contract signed by you as parents together with a non-refundable deposit of £1,000. Please note that £500 is credited to the first term’s fees and £500 is refunded at the end of your daughter’s education with us.

Are bursaries available in the Sixth Form?

Yes, bursaries are available in the Sixth Form. Please contact our Bursaries Team for further information via bursaries@theabbey.co.uk.

Are scholarships available in the Sixth Form?

Yes, we offer both Academic and Specialist Scholarships in the Sixth Form.

Academic Scholarships can be applied for and are based on the results of the entrance exam – 10% discount per year on fees. Please advise upon application if you wish your daughter to be considered for an Academic Scholarship. Please note that only applicants who sit the entrance exam in November 2020 will have the opportunity to apply for an Academic Scholarship – this is the only opportunity to apply for an Academic Scholarship. Applicants who sit the entrance exam in the Spring Term of 2021 will not have the opportunity to apply for an Academic Scholarship.

Specialist Scholarships in Art, Drama, Music and Sport can be applied for online as per the following link – https://theabbey.co.uk/admissions/scholarships.

A Specialist Scholarship provides a discount of £500 per year on fees for Art, Drama and Sport and free tuition at school on one instrument for Music.

Do you offer a sibling discount?

We offer a 5% sibling discount for the eldest daughter when three students attend The Abbey at the same time.

Do you offer any dedicated transport options?

We use Horseman Coaches and TK Travel who both offer home to school coach routes. Click here for details.

‘It’s a dangerous business, going out of your door...you step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to...’

Take the next step...

Apply to The Abbey Sixth Form

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Book a Virtual Meeting with the Head

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Additional Information

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