Welcome from the Principal

We specialise in helping students from across the world achieve the personal, social and academic growth needed for success at the UK’s best universities.

Passionate, driven and ambitious

Three words that sum up Abbey College Cambridge perfectly. We have a passion to provide a first class British education with a global outlook. We are driven to give the best teaching and support to all students, including those for whom English is not their first language. And we are ambitious for our students, helping them to achieve exceptional academic and personal success.

As Cambridge’s leading international college, we are experts in teaching and in supporting both UK and international students, and we do so in a community that is energised by the love of learning. It is a place where students feel at home, where they make friends from all over the world, share unforgettable experiences and go on to achieve amazing things together.

Our student’s exam results illustrate this, with an A Level A* and A pass rate of 71% in 2019, compared to an average of 25% in other UK schools. Our students are driven by a desire to attend one of the UK’s best universities. That desire, coupled with the excellent academic progress they make, results in around 30% of our A Level students joining one the UK’s top five universities every year.

If you join us you will study with students who will progress to Oxford or Cambridge University, Imperial College, LSE and UCL. That is simply a fact of life at Abbey Cambridge. If you feel that you wish to study with such passionate, driven and ambitious students, and to be one yourself, then Abbey College Cambridge may be just what you are looking for.

Our college aims are:

  • To provide high quality teaching adapted to the needs of our international students so they can excel in the UK curriculum;
  • To provide an outstanding framework for international students to fulfil their ambition of successful UK university entry;
  • To promote a diverse enrichment programme to help students thrive in their academic, personal and social development;
  • Through excellent pastoral education and care, to provide an environment in which the students feel supported, secure and develop greater confidence and resilience;
  • To build a happy and safe community where our students can develop the skills needed for future independent living, within a professional, supportive and nurturing environment.

Dr Julian Davies, Principal

Please contact us to arrange a visit to experience Abbey College Cambridge for yourself.