The recording of our live streamed sixth form information evening is available by clicking the link below. If you are in Year 11 at Abbeyfield or somewhere else and are interested in attending our sixth form in September 2021, please watch this recording. Our prospectus and course guide are also available on the sixth form area of our website. If you are interested in applying, but do not have an Expression of Interest form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As of 1st June we are running a reading competition for years 7-9 students! Three book series to reach a million words read by July. Read each book, quiz on accelerated reader and you will receive VIVOs for each book read above 80%. For those students who reach the million word mark will go into a prize draw to win Amazon vouchers.
Check out the poster for more information on the competition. This will count any of these titles you may have already quizzed on this year too.
May 8th 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2 (in Europe). There had been plans for street parties and celebrations to commemorate this event. Of course, given the current situation all of these events have been cancelled. Celebrations will now take place in August to coincide with VJ Day.
However, at Abbeyfield School we believe it is still important to celebrate this anniversary and hope that many of you will join in the celebrations, bringing the community together.
The government has launched a VE Day celebration website with the idea that we can have a ‘stay at home street party’ to mark the anniversary. To help prepare for the commemorative weekend there is a party pack to help get you started while you #StayHomeSaveLives.
The government website has lots of ideas for bunting, music , colouring pages for kids (and adults) and 1940s recipes.
Well done to team ‘Turbine Woods Ltd’ for winning 2nd prize in last year’s Enterprise Challenge with Routed and Ready. Last summer Year 8 Design Technology students all competed to create an eco-housing estate design resulting in a Dragon’s Den style final with the winning group being entered for the county-wide competition.
A big congratulations to Saniya, Amelie, Tabitha, Maisie, Alana, Isabelle and Abigail.
Thursday night saw a wonderful evening spent celebrating the success and achievement of our students in Year 7 – Year 13.
The Winter Rewards provided the chance for students and parents to spend the afternoon in the school theatre with afternoon tea, as the students received their certificates and refectory passes from the Principal.
Congratulations and well done to those nominated and the winners.
Please find below an extract of a recent government announcement regarding the wearing of face masks in classrooms. As a school we would like to thank parents and students for your on-going support with this, we had a very high level of compliance which was fantastic and I am sure this will continue. Please do pass this information on to our students.
Government Announcement – Tuesday 6 April,
The government confirmed that face coverings should continue to be worn in secondary school and college classrooms as a precautionary measure when students return after the Easter break.
This cautious approach will help limit the risk of transmission and enable continued monitoring of the effect of school and college returns, as twice weekly testing is established and embedded in pupil’s routines.
It is expected that face coverings will no longer be required to be worn in classrooms, or by students in other communal areas, at Step 3 of the roadmap, which will be no earlier than Monday 17 May. At that point the next stage of easements, including increased social contact indoors, will be confirmed following a review of the latest data on infection and vaccination rates. It will also allow time for the vaccination programme to reach everyone in priority groups one to nine with their first dose before any change is committed.
Rapid testing will continue to play a crucial role in keeping schools and colleges safe, as millions of tests are now taken each week by students and staff. With as many as one in three people who have the virus not displaying symptoms, testing is helping find and isolate cases, stopping outbreaks before they develop. Since Thursday 4 March this year, around 17 million coronavirus tests were taken across all nurseries, schools and colleges. Please continue to self-test and report your results as before