Abbeygate, Sixth Form, Suffolk Academies Trust

Abbeygate Sixth Form College Update

We are excited to announce that we have launched the recruitment campaign for the new Principal of Abbeygate Sixth Form College.


The position is currently being advertised in the TES and Guardian online. It is also on the websites of Suffolk Academies Trust, One Sixth Form College and West Suffolk College. For more information go to


The closing date for applications is 15 January, with interviews being scheduled at the end of the month. We look forward to announcing this key appointment.


We also recently held a branding competition where students from the Founder Schools (King Edward VI School, Newmarket Academy, Stour Valley Community School and Sybil Andrews Academy), One Sixth Form College and West Suffolk College were asked to create a comprehensive and unique brand identity for Abbeygate Sixth Form College. All entries were judged by the Suffolk Academies Trust Marketing Group at the end of November and we are now in the process of informing the winners and the designs are being finalised with professional design agency and competition sponsor Trebuchet Design.


The final logo will be used in a variety of ways including signage, merchandise, sports kits, online and social media, and promotional literature and in our prospectus.
Once the branding is finalised early in the Spring term we will be launching the school’s brand new website.


And finally, we are in the closing stages of selecting the contractor who will be appointed to build Abbeygate, the final decision will rest with the Education and Skills Funding Agency. We are very grateful to local stakeholders for their input, helping us to shape this exciting project. We look forward to sharing the designs and architectural plans in the future.