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Welcome from the Principal

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I am extremely privileged to be leading Abbeyfield School at this exciting time in its development. In September 2012 we were delighted to reopen as an 11-18 academy within the Creative Education Academies Trust.

We are immensely proud of our school and in particular the new focus on the design curriculum which has been fostered by our relationship with our sponsor academy. The creative, problem-solving, innovation and making skills used in design, engineering, high-tech manufacturing and architecture are at the heart of our approach to learning because they are at the heart of the UK economy of the future.

Our educational philosophy is simple and uncompromising: We believe that challenging students to achieve academic results beyond their targets is vital in ensuring that they aim high in life. We know that students strive and learn in an environment where they feel safe and nurtured. We believe that all skills and talents should be recognised and celebrated within and beyond our curriculum.

My expectations of the staff at Abbeyfield are equally uncompromising: Staff, irrespective of their role, lead by example and act as positive role models for our students. We are determined to deliver the highest quality teaching and ensure the needs of all our students are met effectively.

I greatly look forward to working with you in the future.

Claire Morrell, Principal  

Timetable - Fortnightly Cycle

Week commencing Tuesday 22 April - Week B

School closes for the Easter holidays at 3.10pm on Friday 4 April 2014

School opens to students on Tuesday 22 April 2014.   

Students are reminded that hoodies, denim coats and jackets must not be worn on the school site. A watch and no more than one stud earring in each ear are the only acceptable jewellery. Extreme hair colouring and shaved areas are not permitted, facial piercings must be covered with tape.   

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Please contact the school by telephone or email if you require disabled parking access for any event.  

NUT Day of Action Wednesday 26 March 2014

I am pleased to inform you that Abbeyfield School will be fully open on Wednesday 26 March 2014. Students should report to school at that normal time where normal lessons will continue for that day.

Claire Morrell, Principal  

 
Proposed Changes to School Uniform

Abbeyfield Reception.jpgIt has been apparent for some time now that Abbeyfield School has fallen behind in its adoption of a smarter uniform.This has been commented upon by parents and students alike. We are therefore actively considering a change to a more formal uniform style in keeping with the uniforms worn by students in other secondary schools. We are seeing suppliers currently and looking at a range of options. It is most probable that we will be moving to a blazer, shirt and tie from September 2014.

At present I have consulted with Governors, Student Council and staff who have been overwhelmingly in favour of such a change.

I am very conscious that parents will have concerns about the additional cost of a uniform change, especially for those of you with more than one child in the school. Governors have raised this as an issue; I have assured them that the school will be providing financial support to accommodate this change. I hope to finalise the specifics of the proposed uniform during this week and will be able to supply details and images for you at the beginning of the next half term.

Abbeyfield School has changed in so many ways and students have worked incredibly hard to bring about great improvements; they are increasingly self-confident and ambitious. I believe that the change of image brought about through this change can only add to their feelings of pride in the school and themselves.

When details are finalised there will be a chance for you to comment and I look forward to hearing your views at that time.

 

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