Our Lady's Abingdon A GSG School
- Our Lady's Abingdon
- Head: Mr Stephen Oliver
- T 01235 524658
- F 01235 535829
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.olab.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 19 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Oxfordshire
- Pupils: 354
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Fees: £14,355 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Our Lady's Junior School Abingdon
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The school motto is 'Age quod agis' (Whatever you do, do well) and while grades are strong, emphasis is on cultivating confident, well-balanced members of society rather than Nobel Prize winners....
What the school says...
The only Catholic, co-educational independent day school in Abingdon. Entrance exams: 11+ English, Maths & VR; 13+ English, Maths, VR, French & Science; 16+ At least 5 GCSE passes A*-B, with grades A-B in subjects to be studied at A Level. Pupils interviewed at each of the above entry points.
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What The Good Schools Guide saysThe school motto is 'Age quod agis' (Whatever you do, do well) and while grades are strong, emphasis is on cultivating confident, well-balanced members of society rather than Nobel Prize winners.
Since 2012, Mr Stephen Oliver BA MLitt PGCE (50s), previously deputy head of St Benedict's, Ealing. Educated at the universities of Birmingham (Latin with Greek), Cambridge (PGCE) and St Andrews (ancient history) and has taught at Stonyhurst, The Royal Grammar School, Guildford, Uppingham and Haberdashers’ Aske’s School.
Was a novice monk at Downside Abbey for a year and a half in his 30s in between teaching posts. Enjoys cricket, jazz and writing - has published Smoke in the Sanctuary, a comic novel set in a Catholic parish in the west of England, and is currently writing his second novel. Frequent, erudite blogs on the school...