A day out at Dovedale

The whole boarding community enjoyed a fabulous day out in the fine British weather at Dovedale. We reached the top of Thorpe Cloud with many of the pupils showing great agility, fitness and 'mountain goat' navigation of some tricky terrain. There...


Orienteering ~ Calke Park

In glorious sunshine at Calke Park, Jake from Year 8 had an excellent run on a light green course, achieving a result that placed him in the top half of all finishers and was the best time of anyone in his age class. Jake has progressed well throu...


Youth Speaks 2017

Abbotsolme played host to the Uttoxeter 'Youth Speaks' Public Speaking competition on Thursday 18 May. Millie from Year 7 achieved second place in the competition. The event involves pupils from Year 7-8 making speeches of 5 minutes duration on a...


Maths is everywhere

Maths is everywhere. What better way to spend a rainy morning than exploring maths in the Dingle. The Reception pupils chose two items each and placed them in a line to count them. In two teams they sorted their items into twigs and leaves. The ne...


Spanish Food Tasting

Year 9 have been studying the topic of food this term and on Wednesday we tried some typical Spanish foods – Spanish omelette, olives, Manchegan cheese, chorizo and cured ham. Some pupils were a little reluctant to try the olives but at the...


After School....

'The Prep School after school club hosts a variety of exciting activities for pupils in Reception to Year 2. Monday - sport, Tuesday - cooking, Wednesday - outdoor adventures, Thursday - swimming and Friday- horse riding and farm activities. ...


Year 10 Camps 2017

The Year 10 camp is a challenge to complete a 30 mile journey across The Lake District using boats, bikes and boots. This year we were graced with blue skies and sunshine for the duration of the camp, which was a blessing, and helped with the g...


Round Square Adventure Race Victory

Two Abbotsholme teams, each of six Year 9 pupils, took part in this year's Round Square Adventure Race. One of the teams won the event, bringing home the coveted trophy to Abbotsholme for the 4th time in the 12 year history if the event. This e...


The First Catch of the Season

We have been delighted to welcome back our fishing coach, Tony East, to run a Wednesday afternoon activity, down on the River Dove. On a beautifully sunny afternoon, Ozzie was able to catch his first fish of the term, a brown trout. Congratulation...


Electric Car

On Wednesday 3 May Mr Thomas took the Year 7 and 9’s to Rockingham for the Electric Car season opener races.  We came to school at 6.00am and left at 6.20am. The journey was very rough for some people, maybe because they just woke up...


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ISI inspection report

ISI inspection report

Abbotsholme School provides a richly diverse and distinctive educational experience in which individual pupils are well-known, very well cared for and enabled to flourish both personally and academically.

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