Welcome to Abbeygate Sixth Form College

David Gartland

I’m delighted to welcome you to the Abbeygate Sixth Form College website where you can find out about the College. We are well positioned in the heart of Bury St Edmunds and are fortunate to have moved into a brand new state-of-the-art building that was designed specifically for A Level Sixth Form students. 

The building is incredible and I would encourage you to use the interactive map to view the many purpose-built curriculum areas we have for Science, the Arts, Sport, Music, Dance and Drama. I think you will be hard pressed to find a better facility. The dedicated individual and group study spaces as well as the spacious communal areas are important in creating a learning environment that is positive, inspiring and designed specifically for A Level students.  

I have always been clear that although the building provides us with a stunning facility it is people that make a College; the staff and students. I work alongside highly committed, talented and dedicated colleagues that have a proven track record of providing high quality education and support to A Level students. They know their students and have the subject knowledge, expertise and experience that enthuses and helps students develop a genuine interest and passion for their subjects. Our students continue to impress, not only with their academic ability but with their maturity and kindness. The College provides our students with the opportunity to thrive, to be themselves and we recognise everyone as individuals and put in place the support and guidance required to reduce any barriers that may get in the way of their success. We are here for each and every one of our students and our pastoral team provide the level of support that is needed for each individual student to enable them to thrive and progress to their destination of choice. We have a team of specialists that will help every student, from their Student Achievement Mentor to the Additional Needs and Careers professionals.

I look forward to welcoming you to Abbeygate Sixth Form College: A Sixth Form College I am proud to lead, where students can flourish.

Best wishes

David Gartland

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