Abbeygate Sixth Form - Student in Library

Our Mission

Suffolk Academies Trust is a collective of visionary post-16 education providers, consisting of two further education Colleges – Abbeygate Sixth Form College in Bury St Edmunds, and the Ofsted Outstanding One Sixth Form College in Ipswich.

Sharing the same ambitious strategic aims, we are committed to providing outstanding vocational and academic excellence to students across the county.

Our vision for Suffolk Academies Trust is simple:

“In an ever-changing world, we deliver a world-class, inspirational learning journey that drives prosperity and wellbeing for all in our communities.”

At the heart of this is progression. We support students to the next stages of their lives by focusing on:



Personal Development

We enable every learner to achieve the qualifications, acquire knowledge, and develop

the transferable skills that will support them to move on to the next stages of their education or employment.

Our strong relationships with businesses give our students real life work experience and contacts,

and employers their future pipeline of talent.

We develop social skills,

resilience and growth. We help our students leave us with the attributes that will enable them to thrive and grasp the opportunities that await them.

2022 - 2025 Strategic Plan