Abbotsholme School

Overview

Abbotsholme School

An Abbotsholme education is an education for life. Every moment matters. Abbotsholme is a day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2-18, providing a progressive education for today’s world. We develop enquiring minds and independent thinkers through respect, honesty, humility, integrity and courage.

We are a warm, friendly, family school delivering a true all round education. Abbotsholme is a wonderful place in which to learn and develop, where each child’s contribution is properly valued and encouraged throughout. Pupils are high achievers and leave Abbotsholme confident, independent and adaptable.

We provide a stimulating and balanced learning environment through both classroom and non-classroom based learning in deliberately small classes, where individual academic excellence and achievement are in evidence every day.

With 170 acres of copses, fields, dingles and games pitches (including a brand new Astroturf), and science, art and languages taught by specialist teachers from the Senior School, our Pre-Prep School (for ages 2-4) and Prep pupils enjoy unique access to all the facilities that the senior pupils use. Our Pre-Prep is rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted, with experienced, friendly and highly-qualified staff, with the majority of pupils moving onto the Prep and then Senior School.

Our Senior School develops pupils’ learning with a deliberately wide curriculum including all the usual academic subjects as well as life skills lessons and a variety of outdoor education activities.

Digital Learning has been embraced by the School within the Curriculum with a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which supports pupils learning online as well as giving them the ability to retrieve and submit homework. Every Senior School pupil has their own iPad, and each Prep School year group has a class bank of iPads. Additionally, parents have online access to their child’s progress every day through a parent portal, as well as important School information and events.

Sixth Form pupils have a dedicated sixth form centre to encourage independent learning in a wide range of A Level and BTEC subjects, as well as a log cabin boarding village for our boarders.

Boarding plays a central part in the School’s warmth and friendliness, with flexi, weekly and full boarding options available in small boarding homes with caring house parents.

We have outstanding facilities including an indoor climbing centre, BHS approved equestrian centre, and working farm. Not only can pupils get involved with Round Square as one of only 11 Schools in the UK who are a member, there are opportunities for den building and kayaking for the Prep School, and Duke of Edinburgh (to Gold level), overseas trips and electric car racing in the Senior School!

Abbotsholme provides an all-inclusive fee structure with no hidden extras, and Scholarships, bursaries and forces bursaries are available.