Over 300 students from 30 countries study with us. They are united by one ambition: to enter one of the top universities in the UK. Our students, working together with our well-qualified, professional staff, form a college community that’s dedicated to outstanding achievement for all.
Our students speak of the college environment as being like a family. From day one they are made to feel very welcome both in and outside of their lessons. In our accommodation they make new friends and thrive in an truly inclusive international environment.
Our students’ track record speaks for itself, and their results have established our college as one of the very best in the UK. In 2015 our A level students achieved an A/B pass rate of 82% and, even more stunning, an A-A pass rate of 61%.
Our location in the city of Cambridge is a fusion of the everyday and the extraordinary. It is a city that has shaped our history and continues to make its mark on our future.
Since our foundation in 1994 Abbey College Cambridge has become one of the best sixth form colleges for international students in the UK.
We have developed and maintained an outstanding record of academic success. Our students’ exceptional A level pass rates mean that we have been consistently placed at the top of college league tables since 1997.
Our college community has grown significantly during this time and we now have 340 students from over 30 countries who are taught and supported by 90 members of staff.
During this growth our educational ethos has remained very clear: outstanding achievement for all. Our educational offering has changed since 1994, from being initially designed for A level retaking students to now being a GCSE, Foundation and A level college specialising in meeting the needs of international students.
Our college is designated as being an “Outstanding School” by the UK school inspectorate, OFSTED, as a result of achieving the highest grade in all 12 judgements made on teaching and boarding quality in the college.
In July 2016 we undertook a new stage in our development by moving to a new single site, purpose built campus. Our new college campus has been designed by the staff of Abbey College Cambridge to perfectly fit the needs of our students.
Abbey College Cambridge is a constituent college of the Abbey DLD Group of Colleges, which is in turn part of the Alpha Plus Group.
From September 2016 Full Board rooms will be available on site on our new campus. This boarding accommodation will be known as ‘Abbey House’ and it will complement our existing accommodation provision.
Key features of our Abbey House accommodation include:
- 120 Spacious ensuite single rooms for students aged 13+
- Healthy and delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner meals served in our on campus canteen, with a wide choice of meal options
- On campus coffee and snack bar
- Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated boarding provision
- Wifi access throughout (included in accommodation fee)
- Designated male and female accommodation floors
- Common rooms and communal areas with kitchenettes
- On site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Key card access means that accommodation floors can only be accessed by students who live within them
Our students gain the very best academic results. We achieve this through rigorous but informal teaching, small class sizes, frequent testing and expert teachers who put the interests of each of our students at the centre of everything they do.
We believe that students, of any age, achieve great things through their own intelligence, imagination and initiative. But we also believe that our role is to create the structures in which this can happen.
Our Students achieve their outstanding results because our teachers care about their welfare and progress. They help them develop confidence and the discipline and motivation necessary to convert their efforts into results.
Personal Tutors oversee academic progress; they meet the students under their care every week.
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