Ailwyn and Abbey merge

ABBEY College in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire s newest comprehensive school, will open in September, and pupils have been showing off their new uniforms. The school, a merger between Ramsey Ailwyn and Ramsey Abbey, will cater for pupils from 11- 18 on the same

ABBEY College in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire's newest comprehensive school, will open in September, and pupils have been showing off their new uniforms.

The school, a merger between Ramsey Ailwyn and Ramsey Abbey, will cater for pupils from 11- 18 on the same site.

Speaking at the launch, headteacher designate Wayne Birks, currently the head of Ramsey Abbey, said: "I am confident we will be able to build quickly upon the success of both Ramsey Abbey and Ailwyn.

"We have a magnificent campus and, with the support of the county council, we shall be undertaking a significant amount of building work during the summer. I am delighted with the progress of the £1.7m science building planned for the spring.


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"The students will continue to play a key role in the development of Abbey College.

"The name of the school, the uniform and the school logo have been significantly influenced by the views of students, and it is noticeable that, even during a time of amalgamation, our post-sixteen numbers seem set to rise to a new record high of 300 students."

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More than a year ago, the governors of both schools asked Dr Peter Matthews, a senior schools inspector, to make recommendations on the future shape of secondary education in the Ramsey area. He recommended the merger.

Picture: HUNTS POST

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