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Abbey Gate College

Saighton Grange

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ISC ID: 36060


Mrs Tracy Pollard (Headmistress)

Boys - age range:

Day: 4 to 18

Girls - age range:

Day: 4 to 18


482 pupils

Abbey Gate College case studies (10)

College staff holding positions of office in local schools and other...


  • Abbey Gate College
  • Alderley Edge School for Girls
  • Upton Heath Primary School
  • Huntington Primary School
  • Sound and District Primary School
  • Bwlchgwyn County Primary School
  • Barrow CE Primary School
  • Huntington Pre-School
  • Ebony's Nursery, Mold
  • Academic
  • Governance
  • Community work/fundraising
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Inter School Quiz


  • Abbey Gate College
  • Saighton Primary School
  • Academic
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Impact of partnership work done in 2019 (ISC annual Census 2020)

  • 9 state schools involved
  • 200 to 500 state school pupils involved
  • 200 staff hours given

Impact Statement

Academic Partnerships
We have an on-going partnership with Mlindzini High School and its feeder primary schools in Swaziland. Fourteen students and two staff from Abbey Gate College went to Swaziland in 2018 to build a new kitchen for the Mbita Primary School and work on local conservation projects. Students and staff assisted in lessons and helped with delivery of English language in the curriculum.

Performing Arts Partnerships
We organised a Performing Arts Day for local Primaries where Year 5 pupils took part in a variety of singing, instrumental, dance and drama lessons. Around 70 pupils attended from local state schools and the College's staff used their expertise in their chosen discipline to educate and entertain the pupils throughout the day. The day made use of the College's dance, drama and musical facilities and was offered free of charge.

Sports Partnerships
Pupils and staff from 2 state secondary schools to attend hockey coaching sessions free of charge, led by specialist hockey coaches from Chester Hockey Club. Having joint coaching sessions has allowed our pupils to interact and learn alongside pupils from other schools and has enabled their staff to gain confidence in their delivery of hockey.

Abbey Gate College arrange and host a wide variety of sporting events with state schools throughout the year. In 2018 these included : U12 Chester and District Netball Tournament, U14 Chester and District Hockey Tournament and U13 Chester and District Rounders Tournament.

Abbey Gate College arranges a comprehensive fixture list which includes all state schools within the Chester area. In 2018 the following fixtures were arranged with our neighbouring state schools: 1. Netball - 9 schools 2. Hockey - 2 schools 3. Cross Country - 9 schools 4. Basketball - 3 schools 5. Indoor Athletics - 9 schools 6. Rounders - 9 schools 7. Athletics - 9 schools

Since the completion of our all-weather pitch in January 2018, Saighton Primary school have been making use of the facility every week, which is offered free of charge during the school day as part of their PE curriculum time. This has been of great benefit to the circa 100 junior aged pupils in the school.
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils