The Abingdon Science Partnership (ASP) works with community and national organisations and all sectors of education to support high quality STEM learning and experiences for all. The ASP is a main supporter of the annual Abingdon ATOM Festival of Science and Technology; administers lead school status for both The Ogden Trust Abingdon Primary Science Partnership and the Institute of Physics and has developed a regular programme of STEM workshops to enhance STEM learning in local primary schools. A-level and GCSE extension workshops and research projects with academic partners are a key feature of ASP’s work with other secondary schools, as well as offering classes in GCSE Astronomy and running study support and university admission workshops.

“Thank you for teaching us how to turn a solid into a liquid into a gas. I really enjoyed the bunsen burner and the explosion at the end. It was really exciting going into a real science lab”

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primary pupils carried out Crest Awards at Abingdon School in 2018/19

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student, staff and public visits to ASP events in 2018/19

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of 296 pupils surveyed 'wanted to learn more science'

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hours of volunteering by Abingdon School pupils in primary school science partnerships

The ASP can offer support for science related events in many different ways including school visits, equipment loans and use of our dedicated and well equipped science teaching laboratory. These facilities are available to all types of school and community groups.

The Abingdon Science Partnership has been shortlisted on three occasions for the prestigious TES Awards for both the Community and Collaboration category and the Independent State School Partnership category.

“Me and my class loved seeing the turtles, frog, stick and leaf insects, cockroaches and the royal python and more. We loved learning facts and looking through the microscopes. We had a really great time. My favourite animal was the leopard gecko.“

To find out more about our activities and how we can help your school or other group please follow the appropriate link below, or contact Jeremy Thomas, the ASP co-ordinator at Abingdon School: jeremy.thomas@abingdon.org.uk or telephone 01235 849151.

To book a workshop, please follow this link.

You can also follow us on Twitter: @AbSciPart

Science Partnership activity summary