Abbey School, Reading


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Education Jane Austen
JA and her sister attended the Abbey School at Reading.
Le Faye, Deirdre. “Chronology of Jane Austen’s Life”. The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen, edited by Edward Copeland and Juliet McMaster, Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-11.
Honan, Park. Jane Austen: Her Life. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Education Brigid Brophy
BB 's education (disrupted by the second war) included attending a state school (coeducational) and private schools both boys', girls', and mixed-sex. She was intellectually precocious at every stage. As a little girl at the...
Education Elizabeth Taylor
Her first school, where she went at the age of six, was a little private establishment called Leopold House, which gave a grounding in English and maths and team games.
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books.
When Betty was eleven...
Education Frances Arabella Rowden
FAR was taught until she was about eighteen by her schoolmistress aunt Arabella . In 1792 she was enrolled as a boarder at the Abbey School in Reading, where Jane Austen had spent a...


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