The Abbey School Reading
Reading, United Kingdom
About The Abbey School Reading
The Abbey School is an independent, all-through day school for girls in Reading, Berkshire. There are around 1,105 girls on the school roll, between the ages of 3 and 18.
The Abbey School was founded in 1887 and moved to its current site in 1905. Junior and EYFS classes are held at a site a short walk away from the senior school. Abbey School is Church of England denominational. Facilities include a new multi-sports pitch and and extensive ICT resources.
Values and vision
At the heart of The Abbey community lies a shared enthusiasm for lifelong learning, an intellectual curiosity and a spirit of discovery, which dedicated teachers encourage at every stage of the educational journey. The school is committed to helping every girl discover her talents and passions, and to equipping her with the skills she will need to develop those interests into an enjoyable and meaningful future.
The Abbey School places particular focus on humanities education. Leading figures such as AC Grayling have given talks to sixth-form students.
“The qualities of pupils’ personal development is excellent. Pupils grow into self-confident and independent young people, supported by Christian values and an understanding of life in a multi-cultural environment.”