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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

Oxford and Cambridge for Robyn and Ruby

Oxford and Cambridge for Robyn and Ruby

Congratulations to Abbey Gate College pupils Robyn Jones and Ruby Hart who have been successful in obtaining a place on Eton Choral courses this year.  Robyn will study for 10 days at The Queen’s College, Oxford, while Ruby will be based at St.John’s College, Cambridg... read more

World Book Day 2015

World Book Day 2015

On Friday 6th March, Abbey Gate College was a colourful place to be as pupils and staff celebrated World Book Day. To promote this year’s focus of ‘reading for pleasure’, members of the College dressed as a character from their favourite book or decorated a t-shirt with... read more

Year 9 in Wales - dry but VERY cold!

Year 9 in Wales - dry but VERY cold!

The residential trip to Manor Adventure in mid Wales has become a very important part of the programme for Year 9. This year, they braved the extremely cold conditions and challenged themselves with a range of outdoor activities. Whilst some enjoyed the adventure of... read more

J5 faced the Dragons…eating chocolate!

J5 faced the Dragons…eating chocolate!

On a sunny morning at the end of February an excited group of J5 pupils (and equally excited staff!) could be found in the top floor executive boardroom of the Co-operative Support Centre in Manchester. It was D-Day for the J5 teams of entrepreneurs who had spent weeks conductin... read more