Following in the footsteps of the partnership work at Abingdon School, Abingdon Prep in Partnership was formed in 2020.

We are one of the few Prep schools in the country to run a partnership programme which offers opportunities to learn and share with other local primary schools.  There is a particular focus on young children, learning how to collaborate and be part of a community, as well as establishing long term sustainable relationships.

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APiP Activities

Here are just a few examples of the partnership activities that we have undertaken:

Amazing mazes at Cumnor Primary

Working alongside the teachers and assistants at Cumnor Primary School, Year 5 children produced some highly creative ball bearing maze games. The pupils were encouraged to find ways of catching out their friends with hidden bridges, dead ends and pit holes. The finished products were all unique and the individual woodwork skills improved a great deal over the course of the project. Much praise goes to the Cumnor pupils who were so enthusiastic and hard working.

Science Week with Standlake Primary School

Standlake Primary School enjoyed their visit to the science lab during Science Week. The Year 6 pupils used the bunsen burners to investigate the different heats of a flame.

Test tube rainbows with SHSK

Students from St Helen and St Katharine School joined the Abingdon Prep pupils to create rainbows in a test tube. Sharing the facilities and the combined learning was a very positive experience for all the pupils.

Additionally, a community bench/outside classroom area has been opened in the Prep School’s playground. This has been a joint project over two years involving the Year 8 Leavers 2020, the School’s Parents’ Association and the DT department. We hope to use the facility for the community for example for coral events such as a summer music soiree with the Frilford community, or mini sports tournaments with primary schools.

We have links with rural schools close to the Abingdon Prep site, such as Appleton, Standlake and Cumnor primary schools, and continue to develop longer term inter schools partnerships with an aim to benefit all children through the power of worthwhile partnership work.