Abbey College is a larger-than-average secondary school. The college converted to become an academy on 1 September 2011. When its predecessor school of the same name was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good. The proportion of students for whom the academy receives the pupil premium (additional funding for those students who are known to be eligible for free school meals, those with a parent in the armed services and the very few looked after by the local authority) is below average. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The academy meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of students by the end of Year 11. A very small number of students are taught in alternative provision away from the academy site at The County School (run by Cambridgeshire County Council) and ACE (alternative provision based in Peterborough).