Visit Abingdon

We hope the website provides you with a good introduction to Abingdon and the virtual tour will give you a taste of some of our facilities, but there is nothing quite like actually being here to really appreciate our campus and the unique atmosphere that is Abingdon.

We would encourage all parents and boys to come and see us, and we offer various types of visits and a range of dates, so you can choose whatever suits you best. Listed below is an outline of these opportunities and also, where necessary, details of how to register for a particular event. We very much look forward to seeing you.

You are also very welcome to visit our Prep School - which is about 10 minutes away by car - and which has separate arrangements for visits.

Our next whole school Open Day will be on Saturday 28 September 2019.

  • School tour
  • Head’s address
  • Meet the staff and boys
  • View all departments
  • Hands-on activities

More details are available on the Open Day webpage.

For parents with or without sons, by appointment.

  • School tour
  • Boarding tour (optional - please request at time of booking)
  • Meeting with the Director of Admissions
  • Other departmental meetings by arrangement such as music, sport

For an appointment please contact Admissions, on +44 (0)1235 849011 or email

For parents only, 10am-12pm. Booking required.

  • Tour of the School
  • Q & A session with the Head and other Abingdon staff
  • More details

Dates available are shown on the booking form.

For boys in a specific year group with parents joining later. 9.30am-12pm. Booking required.

  • Boys have taster lessons in a variety of departments such as sport, IT, drama
  • Q & A session with the Head and other Abingdon staff

First Year 2020 dates and booking form
Third Year 2022 dates and booking form

For boys mainly but with some parent involvement. Open to boys with boarding place offers for 2021, and boarding enquiries for 2022. The next Boarding Taster Experience is on 29-30 June 2020.

  • Overnight stay in a boarding house
  • Variety of activities such as sailing, cooking, sample lesson
  • Q & A session for parents along with refreshments and lunch

To register your interest, please email

Further information about our boarding taster

This mini open morning is especially arranged to welcome our visitors who are travelling to the UK during the Chinese New Year holiday. The event will take place on Monday 27 January 2020.

The morning runs from approximately 9.45 am until 1.00 pm. Our sixth form students will take you on a tour of the school and will be very happy to tell you all about school life and to answer your questions. Our housemasters will also be available to show you their boarding houses.

The tours will be followed by a presentation from our Headmaster, Michael Windsor, and senior teaching staff, and we will end the morning with a Question and Answer session. You will also have the opportunity to meet the Admissions team who will be very happy to answer your enquiries.

The Headmaster, staff and boys are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Abingdon.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact us at or by phone: +44 1235 849041