Category: Success

Sixth Form Open Evening

We are really looking forward to welcoming Year 11 students and their parents, from Abbeyfield and beyond, to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 18th November at 6pm. There will be a short presentation before the opportunity to speak to subject staff about the wide variety of Level 3 qualifications we offer. We can’t wait to meet you and take the next steps on your educational journey together.

We are very much looking forward to seeing lots of Year 11 students and their parents at our Sixth Form Open Evening at 6pm on Thursday. At this time we would request that where possible students are accompanied by one parent / carer only in order to allow for greater social distancing. There is no need to book and we will host a second sitting for the presentation if necessary.

School Tours

Dear prospective parents/carers

We are now delighted to be able to start offering school tours. There will be 4 time slots throughout each day between 15-21 October. These will be limited to small groups and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 

To ensure that your visit is safe and to manage the high level of interest, only one parent per household, and the prospective child/children may attend the tour. All visitors are also required to wear a face mask (unless medically exempt). To book and secure your school tour, please contact our on 01604 763616, or alternatively email

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Breaking News – Ofsted September 2021

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that ‘We are GOOD School’. ‘Leaders are determined to help pupils achieve their best’. ‘Abbeyfield is a welcoming and inclusive school’. ‘Pupils are happy’

For more lovely comments please read our latest OFSTED report which you can find by clicking the link below. Huge congratulations and big well done to all ABS staff and students. Also, thank you for the wonderful support we get as a school from our parents and from the local community. #teamabbeyfield

Sixth Form Information Evening

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

The link to watch the information evening is

Reading Competition

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.

Good luck! Thanks, Miss McMahon

VE Day Celebrations

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.

Other websites with some good ideas are:

If you want to participate, please send us your photos so we can share them on the Abbeyfield School Facebook page.  

Mrs. Casey

Time Capsule – VE 75

We are also hoping to put together a VE ‘75’ Time Capsule to mark the event and invite pupils to make contributions to the capsule. Contributions could include:

  • Composing a song
  • Devising a recipe using ingredients available at the time  
  • Recording a news report about the event  
  • Designing bunting
  • Writing a diary entry  
  • Creating a collage from old images  
  • Creating a VE Day TikTok
  • Or any other ideas you may have.

Please email any contributions to: Mrs Casey

Enterprise Challenge

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. 

Winter Rewards Evening

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.