Academic achievement alone is not the key to success. Today’s world demands that young people are resilient, resourceful, team players, self-starters and independent thinkers. To develop these attributes Abbeygate will offer a wide range of exciting enrichment activities designed to enhance academic study by providing excellent opportunities to foster interests, extend skills, try new pursuits and enjoy an extensive range of intellectual, leisure and recreational activities.
- Choirs and musical groups
- Competitive and recreational sport
- Debating societies
- Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
- Exchange programmes and visits with International schools
- Extended Project
- Field trips and expeditions
- International voluntary projects
- International cultural visits
- Language clubs
- LGBT group
- Local community projects
- National Citizenship Scheme (NCS)
- Performing Arts Workshops
- Special interest clubs such as Animé
- Student gigs
- Subject societies
- Technical theatre
- Voluntary work
- Work experience
Institute of Directors (IoD)
Building on a unique partnership with the Institute of Directors (IoD), students will have the opportunity to become student members of the Institute. This membership will provide students with a range of benefits which support them in their studies and in their future career, giving them a competitive advantage.
Links with employment
The Sixth Form’s partner, West Suffolk College, has a long proven track record of successful partnerships and collaboration with industry and currently works with over 1700 employers and businesses. Students at the new Sixth Form will have access to the benefits these business partnerships provide, such as work placements, specialist facilities and speakers and mentoring.
Working on real projects will bring context to academic learning and ensure that students not only achieve high academic qualifications but insight and experience of working with industry partners, ensuring they attain an edge for university and employment.