Principal’s Welcome

I can honestly say it is a real privilege to be the Principal of Abbeyfield School. The school has celebrated some fantastic results in in the last 3 years at GCSE and A level, a testament to the hard work and commitment of the staff and students. We are very proud of all the students at Abbeyfield and have high expectations and aspirations for them. I work with an impressive staff team, they go the extra mile to ensure that every student has the opportunity, support, and challenge they require to be able to achieve their personal best.

The facilities at the school are outstanding. Students recognise this and are proud to be part of Abbeyfield.  On appointment I worked with the staff and students to review our mission and values. A student and staff vote resulted in the values of Respect, Independence, Resilience, Honesty, Responsibility and Creativity. These are evident every day in school life. We provide high quality pastoral care for our students and are committed to providing them with a range of exciting and creative opportunities to ensure that their school experience is rich and varied.

Positive and constructive relationships between families and the school are essential and we value this partnership. Abbeyfield is an outward looking school and we are constantly developing ways to engage with the local community and develop links with local businesses for the benefit of our students.

Abbeyfield School is part of the Creative Education Trust (CET). Creativity, problem-solving, and innovation are central to the approach to learning. We are constantly challenged and supported by CET to raise the outcomes of our students and to prepare them for successful adulthood both personally and in the world of work.

We welcome feedback from all members of the school community. If you would like to share any positive feedback or have some ideas to contribute to our improvement agenda, please contact us.

It was fantastic to welcome back our students in September and they are coping extremely well in what are unprecedented times. I am so proud of them. The staff are, as ever, putting the students first and going above and beyond in all aspects of their work.

Siona Robson – Principal