About This Site

Purpose

The purpose of this site is to provide up-to-date, relevant and interesting information about Abingdon School to anyone who is interested.

In addition to this site the School has two parallel web sites, easily accessible from the tabs at the top of every page. Abingdon Preparatory School's website contains information and news, while Old Abingdonians are encouraged to visit the OA Club web site, which contains up to date information for former pupils.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that the website is up to date and correct, no information should be relied upon that has not been confirmed in writing.

Website feedback

Any specific feedback on the site may be made to the Website Officer.

Design and Development

The site was designed by The Creative Consortium.

Ongoing development and support is provided by Advent Systems.

Abingdon School's Page on the Independent Schools Council website contains more information about the school.

Abingdon's entry in the Good Schools Guide.

Abingdon School is affiliated to HMC.

St Helen and St Katharine
with whom there is joint teaching of some A levels.

Abingdon Preparatory School,
Formerly Josca's, merged with Abingdon in 1998, is a thriving day prep school with 250 boys from ages 4 to 13.

The Manor Preparatory School
with whom Abingdon Prep School, has a very close association.

Old Abingdonian Club
Website for old Abingdonians. Now developing rapidly into a source of news and information and the best way to contact lost school friends.

The Abingdon School Study Site
An internal site used by departments to provide good internet links for teaching, and other information.

Vale of White Horse
Information about the Vale of the White Horse, which encompasses the area between the Ridgeway and the River Thames including Abingdon.

Christ's Hospital of Abingdon
Formally involved in education of Abingdon boys from 1608 until 1870, Christ's Hospital administered and appointed Bennett Scholars and Tesdale Ushers at Abingdon School. Since 1870 the connection between Christ's Hospital and Abingdon School has remained close.

Abingdon School (the School) respects your privacy and is committed to protect the personal information that you share with us. We believe that maintaining privacy on the Web is very important and we hope that you will understand both our commitment to your privacy and our methods of gathering and using information. By using the School website or by communicating with the School by email, you agree to the terms of this policy. This policy does not apply to any other website.

Data collected from this website is only used by the School and its approved affiliates for the purposes for which the data is requested, and is not divulged to any other third party for any reason in accordance with current Data Protection legislation. This website does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when that information is knowingly provided by such individuals.

How the School uses information provided by visitors

The School uses information knowingly provided by users to fulfill online requests, facilitate customer service and inform you of our programmes and events.

The School never shares with third parties any personally identifiable information you provide when requesting information or making a payment online, except as required by law.

The School only stores such data as is necessary and sufficient for the purpose intended, and only retains it as long as it is required for this purpose.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’), to help analyse how this website is used. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information on cookie usage please see our Cookie Policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This policy may be amended at any time. Any changes which affect the way that we use your personal information will be reflected on this page of our website, and we encourage users to visit this page periodically to review any updates to our Privacy Policy.

Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Personal data is only held on computers located within the United Kingdom. Data transmission over the Internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites.

Abingdon School ("we" or "us") is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales Company No. 3625063. This statement describes our policy and practices with regard to processing of Personal Information on our website with URL “www.abingdon.org.uk” ("the Site").

Use of cookies

When you view the Site, we may store some information on your computer in the form of a cookie file (referred to here as "Cookies"), which will enable us to tailor the Site to improve your browsing experience. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The Cookies we use on the Site can be described as follows:

Name Description Expiration
Cookies used by the Content Management System
exp_tracker This cookie keeps track of the last 5 pages you visited on the Site and allows us to redirect you to the page you were on before sending us an email through a contact form. When you close your browser
exp_last_activity This cookie contains the date of your last activity on the Site. One year
exp_last_visit This cookie is only relevant to registered users and contains data relating to the dates of your visits to the Site. One year
Cookies used by Google Analytics
__utma                This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the Site, as well as information about when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. All data is anonymous. 2 years from set/update
__utmb                The __utmb and __utmc  cookies work together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the Site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves. The cookies’ effect can be said to wait 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it does not, they expire. When you close your browser
__utmc                See __utmb 30 minutes after you close your browser
__utmz This cookie allows analytics to ascertain where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link the user clicked on, what keyword was used, and from where in the world the Site was accessed. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, advertising campaigns and page navigation within the Site. 6 months from set/update