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Many spoke of the joy of being at AB because ‘you don’t have to pretend to be anything other than yourself'. They love the village and the village seems to love them; dads spoke approvingly of visits, ‘do you know of any other school which is bang next door to a jolly good pub?’ Girls may learn to ride from 6 years old and there have been a number of startling successes both at horse shows and with BHS examinations. The school has celebrated its 140th anniversary and it is now leaping into the next decade with ‘courage braced and faith rekindled’...

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What the school says...

Abbots Bromley School is a popular boarding and day school set within impressive grounds, offering an amazing variety of facilities on one school site, such as an equestrian centre, where pupils may bring their own horses and the Alkins School of Dance, which offers vocational classes alongside the academic curriculum. From this year we are expanding our programme to offer Musical Theatre, in our newly refurbished facilities including the stage.

For a relatively small school we are able to excel in many areas, including art, music, dance, sport, riding, speech and drama. We have an exceptional academic record for a non-selective school, which is supported by the individual pastoral care available to each pupil.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since April 2017, Mrs Maggie Shackleton BA (40s), a historian. Described as a ‘gold medal headteacher’ by no less a sporting icon than Dame Katherine Grainger, Maggie has held senior leadership positions across the education sectors: comprehensive, grammar and independent, culminating in seven successful years as head of Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls. Maggie’s husband, Paul, is also a history teacher and they live on the school site with their two dogs. The dogs have become firm favourites with boarding students and are a familiar sight walking around the quintessentially English village of Abbots Bromley.

Prep school head since 2015, Mrs Wendy Gordon, previously deputy head.

Academic matters

This not a results or league table driven school. Abbots Bromley, referred to affectionately as AB, will not kick a pupil out if her...

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Special Education Needs

The School has a qualified SENCO in both its Junior and Senior School who has overall responsibility for producing Individual Education Plans for each pupil who has special educational needs. If necessary, the school is able to provide specialist one-to-one tuition and classroom support for a range of special educational need pupils. Additionally, the school has some experience of pupils with mild Asperger's syndrome and autism. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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