Abbey Gate College

Abbey Gate College is an independent school for pupils aged 4-18 years, located in the historic Saighton Grange and Aldford Village, nestled in 20 acres of beautiful grounds while offering modern facilities.

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    Abbey Gate College

    Our College is a unique, inspiring and nurturing place to learn and grow, where the caring and committed teaching and support staff do all that they can to help your child fulfil their potential.

    The College a safe and friendly school community, where we work with each child’s individual interests, passions and strengths; while also encouraging them to try new things, take risks and be creative.

    The aim of the College is to lead and coach each child during these critical, formative years, so that they may achieve the best they can academically with a clear sense of self and how they can go on to make a positive difference to our world in the future – with courage and with compassion.

    Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Roll: 267 Boys / / 227 Girls

    Age Range: 4-18 Years

    Founded: 1977

    Location Description

    Abbey Gate College is located in the historic Saighton Grange and Aldford Village, nestled in 20 acres of beautiful grounds on the south eastern outskirts of the cathedral city of Chester.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Craig Jenkinson

    Saighton Grange, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 6EN

    Tel: 01244 332077



    Purpose built facilities house all the subject departments and investment has been considerable at both Senior and Junior sites. There have been positive developments in teaching and learning with increased ICT provision and individualised monitoring of each pupil’s progress. These improvements, along with the dedication of the staff, have had a positive impact on academic performance, as shown by the strong results at GCSE and A level.

    Investment has also been made in sports facilities with a Sports & Teaching Pavilion and an all-weather pitch, and more recently a refurbishment of the Sixth Form Centre and Learning Enrichment department.

    The idyllic village location of the Junior School at Aldford boasts extensive playing fields, purpose-built shaded area and an ecology park. The Infants and Juniors also share use of the extensive facilities at the Senior School.

    Entrance Requirements

    Entrance examination or informal assessment according to age.



    Infant School (Foundation – Infant 2) – £3,473 per term

    Junior School (Year 3 – Year 6)  – £3,525 per term

    Senior School (Year 7 – 6th Form) – £5,054 per term


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