kate carriett  Headteacher

Kate Carriett 220 x 220

George Abbot is undoubtedly an ‘Outstanding’ school.

We have a long tradition of academic excellence. Our results place us amongst some of the best schools in the South East. Student progress measures are highly impressive and demonstrate the huge value we add to every individual child’s educational and personal achievement. In addition, George Abbot’s sixth form is one of the best in the country. We have approximately 450 students on roll in our post 16 programme and are rightly proud of the academic excellence we offer. Many students join our sixth form at the end of Year 11 from other schools, both state and independent.

We have a culture of high expectations, positive relationships and challenge across our community. We are extremely proud of our respectful ethos and prioritise the development of excellent communication, high level social skills and emotional resilience amongst our young people.

Our staff is exceptional: they are absolute experts in their field and ensure real depth and breadth in the curriculum across the academic disciplines. Students are encouraged to think outside of the box, ask “why?” and develop connections in their learning.  We have organised our pastoral care to ensure that students gain a high level of individual support and are closely monitored to ensure that their personal targets can be achieved and surpassed. We know our students incredibly well and work very closely with our parents and families to make the journey through this critical phase of education happy and richly rewarding.

George Abbot is a Teaching School and a centre for Initial Teacher Training. We are a founding member of the GEP multi-academy trust. We are innovative and outward looking, both nationally and internationally and firmly believe in the benefits and strengths of collaboration.


The education of young people is a privilege that we do not underestimate. We would encourage you to visit and experience the George Abbot ethos:  we provide all that you would seek for your child and more. Our young people are our finest ambassadors.        

Kate Carriett, Headteacher    

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