Boarding Taster Day – 29-30 June 2020

In late June or early July each year our boarding houses combine to offer a Boarding Taster Experience for boys who are interested in boarding at Abingdon. The taster experience is fun and enjoyable and gives boys a very valuable insight into boarding life at Abingdon.

The programme starts with a range of sports, using our amazing Sports Centre, followed by a barbecue and outdoor activities with current boarders. The evening concludes with hot drinks and snacks back in house before lights out.

The following day offers an insight into life at Abingdon and includes drama and science sessions and a fun initiative exercise in teams around the school grounds run by a boarding tutor.

Parents join us prior to lunch on day two for a Q and A session with the Head of Boarding, boarding housemasters and the Director of Admissions. Parents are reunited with their sons over lunch at which current third year boarders also come along and chat about their first year of boarding.

To find out how to join us please email

The next Boarding Taster Experience is on 29-30 June 2020 and is for boys intending to join Abingdon as either full (7 day a week) or weekly boarders in Third Year (Year 9) September 2021 and 2022.

We are, however, very keen to meet with any parents and boys considering boarding here at any time. Please do not hesitate to contact Admissions for more information.