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Abbey College, Hereford and Worcester

253 Wells Road, Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, Hereford and Worcester, WR14 4JF
Tel: +44 1684 892300  Fax: +44 1684 892757
Founded 1874
Principal: Mr Philip Moere
Admissions: Debbie Hughes and Jodie Varney
Bursar: Mr Mehran Noor

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Age range:14 - 18
Full boarding pupils: 77 boys and 21 girls
Annual full boarding fees: From £23,500
This school offers flexi-boarding.
TOTAL PUPILS: 77 boys and 21 girls, including 50 boys and 20 girls in the 6th form
Staff numbers: 20 full time and 20 part time
Method of entry: Please apply to school
Accreditations and affiliations: English UK, Education UK
Religious affiliation: Non-denominational
Teaching languages: English
Scholarships and bursaries: Academic, Siblings, All-rounder, 6th Form, Science

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Abbey College is a beautiful 70-acre campus in Malvern, central England. The College was established as a seat of learning in 1874, provides residential university preparation courses (IGCSE, A level, Foundation) and English Language courses (long and short-term) for students from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. Courses are offered on a co-educational, fully-residential basis. We’re fully accredited and recognised by the appropriate regulating bodies.

Class are small, success rates are high, fees are all-inclusive and a high level of residential care is provided.

Abbey College has an outstanding campus, with all of the necessary facilities available on site. We run over 30 different supervised sports and activities, which run according to numbers and the time of year, and are included in the fees.

The Academic School (minimum age 14) offers GCSE/IGCSE, AS/A Level and University Foundation Programmes in a variety of subjects. We aim to give the best possible preparation for students wanting to study at some of the best universities in the UK and overseas.

Subjects we specialise in include Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English, Business, Accounting, I.T. and Art. We also run a unique Foundation Course for Medicine in conjunction with the renowned First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague, amongst others. English Language training is included in all courses where necessary.

The English Language School falls into two main categories – English All Year and Summer and Easter Vacation Courses.

The English All Year programmes (minimum age 12) are intensive courses run year-round, from 2 - 36 weeks. If required students can study to gain a recognised English language qualification (such as IELTS, TOEFL, IGCSE, A Level and the various Cambridge ESOL certificates).

The Vacation Courses, run during Summer and Easter periods, for 2 - 12 weeks. These offer general English lessons combined with a programme of excursions (2 per week) and numerous on-site sports and social activities. Different programmes are provided for Children (8-11), Teens (12-17) and Adults (18+).

Students at The Abbey College receive a 24-hour welfare service. Meals on-campus are included. Accommodation is in single or shared rooms in supervised residential houses on-site. Superior accommodation and private bathrooms are further options.

Sports & Activities
A selection of the supervised sports and activities that are available on the college campus are as follows:

* Swimming * Tennis * Basketball * Football * Badminton * Volleyball * Archery * Fencing * Table tennis * Table football * Art/Photography * Music * Drama * Campfires

Course Dates

Academic 2012/2013 12/09/12 - 05/12/12, 05/01/13 - 27/03/13, 14/04/13 - 19/06/13
Academic 2013/2014 11/09/13 - 04/12/13, 04/01/14 – 09/04/14, 27/04/14 - 18/06/14

For English All Year, courses begin and end every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month between the course dates above:

English All Year 2013: 16/09/12 – 02/12/12, 05/01/13 – 24/03/12, 21/04/13 – 16/06/13
English All Year 2014: 15/09/13 – 01/12/13, 04/01/14 – 06/04/14, 04/05/14 – 15/06/14

For Easter/Summer school and Pre-boarding/Pre-University, courses begin and end every Sunday between the course dates:

Easter School 2013: 24/03/13 - 21/04/13
Easter School 2014: 06/04/14 – 04/05/14

Summer School 2013: 16/06/13 - 01/09/13
Summer School 2014: 15/06/14 – 03/09/14

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School facilities

Please note that as most schools offer the core subjects, such as Maths, Geography, Sciences, History, Art and Religious education, these are not included as searches.

Academic Languages Sport Activities Music Miscellaneous
  • Business studies
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Law
  • Media/Film studies
  • Photography
  • Chinese
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts
  • Rounders
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Adventure training
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Yoga
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • School bus service

Curriculum and exams

Exam boards: Edexcel Foundation, AQA, OCR, All GCE exam boards, CIE, IELTS, A Level
  • % pass rate at grades A* to C (exams at age 16): 87%
  • % pass rate (exams at age 18): 100%
  • 18 courses are offered for age 18 exams

Special needs

This school provides for individual pupils with these needs:

  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

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