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Abbotsholme School, Staffordshire



School Details
School Crest
Rocester,
Uttoxeter,
Staffordshire,
United Kingdom,
ST14 5BS

Tel: +44 1889 590217
Fax: +44 1889 591001

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Founded:1889

Headmaster:
Mr Steve Fairclough

Admissions Manager:
Mrs Michele Archer

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Round Square, AMDIS, ISBA, AGBIS, SHMIS, BSA, AEGIS, LAMDA, DFE, UK, ISC
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
2 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£8,700
to
£21,240
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£16,950
to
£26,100
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£23,205
to
£31,185
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
89
Day
86
15
Full board
24
20
Weekly
20
124
Total
130
This school offers
flexi-boarding.
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
39
12
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Non selective school, Entry test or exam, Trial day at school, Interview, Please apply to school, This is a non-selective school, Bursary exam, Assessment, Scholarship exam, References, Report from previous school, Educational psychologist's report, Registration, Visit school, Taster days
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Music, Academic, 6th Form, All-rounder, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Art, Means tested bursaries, Other scholarships, Senior school entry, Siblings, Sport, Financial need

What we offer


  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Environmental studies
  • ICT
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Photography
  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Media/Film studies
  • Business studies
  • Engineering
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Football
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Golf
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Archery
  • Netball
  • Water sports
  • Table tennis
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Touch rugby
  • Polo
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Canoeing
  • Adventure training
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Orienteering
  • First aid/life savers
  • Rock climbing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Fishing
  • Rainbows/Brownies/Guides
  • Horticulture
  • Horse riding and management
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Drama productions
  • Dance
  • Cycling
  • Yoga
  • Rowing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Corps of drums
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • After school club
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
 
 
 

School Video



 
Head PhotoAn Abbotsholme education is an education for life. Abbotsholme is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for ages 4-18, with additional nursery provision. It 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.

The ISI inspectors recently commented that Abbotsholme is '...outstanding, emotionally healthy and spiritually colourful.' We know that all of our children are individuals and consequently they are cared for as such.

We provide a stimulating and balanced learning environment in deliberately small classes of a maximum 15 in the senior school where individual academic excellence and achievement are in evidence every day.

The Abbotsholme journey begins in the Pre-Prep and Prep School. With 170 a acres of copses, fields, dingles and games pitches, and science, art and languages taught by specialist teachers from the senior school, our youngest pupils enjoy unique access to all the facilities that the senior pupils use.

Our Senior School develops pupils' learning with a deliberately wide curriculum including all the usual academic subjects as well as life skills lesson and a variety of outdoor education activities. At GCSE level, pupils are examined in the core subjects and most take nine, some take eleven, others less. It all depends on the individual.

At Sixth Form, there is a lot more freedom and independence for our eldest pupils. With their own sixth form centre to encourage independent learning in a wide range of subjects at A Level, as well as a log cabin village for our boarders, Abbotsholme creates the best preparation for life.

Everyone is good at something and at Abbotsholme we give pupils ample opportunity to find out what that is. We have outstanding facilities including a synthetic pitch, indoor climbing centre, BHS approved equestrian centre, working farm, theatre, music centre, art studio and extensive playing fields. There are opportunities for den building, camping and kayaking for the Prep School, and Duke of Edinburgh, overseas trips, electric car racing and help with lambing in the Senior School.

If Abbotsholme is the school you have been looking for, contact Michele Archer in the Admissions Office for more information on 01889 594 265 or email Michele.archer@abbotsholme.co.uk. You can also find more information by visiting our website www.abbotsholme.co.uk
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