Abingdon School A GSG School
- Abingdon School
- Head: Michael Windsor
- T 01235 849041
- F 01235 849085
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.abingdon.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Oxfordshire
- Pupils: 961
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £18,585; Boarding £32,265 - £38,625 pa
- Open days: Main Open Day in October but visits available throughout the year. See website for details.
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Abingdon Preparatory School
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Traditional academic focus: an emphasis on the more rigorous IGCSEs, previous head allergic to ‘ologies’... Oarsmen running the mile down to the beautifully designed wooden boathouse in their pink and white strip pass through one of the more lively residential...
What the school says...
Abingdon combines over 750 years of history and tradition with a modern outlook. The School prides itself on academic excellence coupled with a wide range of extra-curricular (the Other Half) success. The School has a tremendous academic reputation with 99% of pupils continuing to further education, with the majority going on to leading universities and around 20% each year to Oxbridge. The Other Half opportunities are wide-ranging, encouraging multi-talented boys to fulfil their potential in many activities. The School has achieved national and international success in music, drama and a broad range of sport, notably rowing and rugby. ...Read more
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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Science: Double Award A at an English Independent School (Level1/2 certificates (double))
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What The Good Schools Guide saysTraditional academic focus: an emphasis on the more rigorous IGCSEs, previous head allergic to ‘ologies’... Oarsmen running the mile down to the beautifully designed wooden boathouse in their pink and white strip pass through one of the more lively residential areas of Abingdon, an educative experience, improving knowledge of the vernacular and self-control...
Since September 2016, Michael Windsor, previously head of Reading Blue Coat School. First in French and German from Durham; worked briefly in publishing before heading for Bologna to teach English as a foreign language. On his return, did a PGCE at the Institute of Education and then joined King's College Wimbledon to teach foreign languages and take charge of the IB; also deputy head at RGS Guildford for five years. Coached rugby, hockey and athletics, involved in CCF and World Challenge expeditions. Also
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|