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‘Breath-taking’ solar eclipse occurs at Abbey Gate College

‘Breath-taking’ solar eclipse occurs at Abbey Gate College

Several students from the school along with millions across the UK and northern Europe witnessed a partial solar eclipse on Friday morning. This was the best solar eclipse in years, plunging the College into deep shadow. The last total eclipse in the UK was 1999 and the next... read more

Abbey Gate Girls Become Mermaids!

Abbey Gate Girls Become Mermaids!

We are extremely proud of our Head Girl, Georgia Hook and Year 10 Drama pupil, Alice Geldenhuys who have been selected to work with world renowned theatre company, Shared Experience. The girls had to complete a detailed application form and fight off fierce competition in... read more

IDentify ‘Safety in Numbers’

IDentify ‘Safety in Numbers’

Abbey Gate College’s Young Enterprise Group ‘IDentify’ have kicked off to a flying start to the competition by winning the Chester West and Chester Business Plan Award for their brightly coloured ‘ICE’ bands at the Interim Presentations held on the 12th March. The grou... read more

BBC News School Report Day 2015

BBC News School Report Day 2015

Abbey Gate College pupils joined over 30,000 other pupils in schools across the country in taking part in the BBC News School Report Day - see the following web link from the BBC website for an insight into this exciting opportunity - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/ Pup... read more

Results of Chester Speech and Drama Festival 2015

Abbey Gate College pupils from Years 3 to 12 competed in the Chester Speech and Drama Festival in March and were once again a dominant force. There were solo and group entries of disciplines ranging from Acting and Mime to Poetry Speaking and Reading and pupils from the College were triumphant in a number of disciplines: 1st Place Trophies were won by: Grace Patton, Abbie Platts & Harry Tom... read more

College becomes Event HQ!

College becomes Event HQ!

Following on from the Tour of Britain which whistled past Saighton Grange earlier in the academic year, the College once again played host to the men (and boys) on two wheels.  On this occasion, the College was used as the ‘Event HQ’ for Chester Road Club’s Saighton... read more

Silver Training Begins in Mid Wales

Silver Training Begins in Mid Wales

Last Saturday, 22 students following the Duke of Edinburgh's Silver Award at the College undertook their first training day in Powys, Mid Wales. Four groups set off from Llangynog and scaled the heights surrounding the village.  Here they practised vital navigation and... read more

Saturday 11th April - keep an eye on the boat race!

Saturday 11th April - keep an eye on the boat race!

The BNY Mellon Boat Races are on Saturday 11th April this year and it could prove to be a momentous day for one of the College's former pupils.  Ruth Siddorn, who achieved A*s in Biology and Chemistry plus an A grade in Mathematics in her A levels at the College, and ... read more

Are you as good as College's mathematicians?

More golden success in national Mathematics competition! After the success of the Seniors in November, our most able mathematicians from Years 9-11 took part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge, in February. The pupils had to sit a one hour paper and try to solve both abstract and applied mathematical problems.  Abbey Gate pupils achieved eleven Bronze, two Silver and two Gold awards between... read more

L6 Geography field trip to mid-Wales

L6 Geography field trip to mid-Wales

Early in March the Lower Sixth Geographers, accompanied by Mr Austen and Mrs Parker, set out for the coast of mid-Wales amid a sudden snow flurry which didn’t bode well for the few days ahead. However, in a reversal of usual events the weather actually improved the further we... read more