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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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Meet Abbots Bromley School at the Independent Schools Show 2018, Stand 708

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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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since April 2017, 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 (firm favourites with boarding students) and are a familiar sight walking around the quintessentially English village of Abbots Bromley.

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

Academic matters

This not a results or league table driven school. Referred to affectionately as AB, it will not kick a pupil out after GCSE just in case her A level results...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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