12 Feb 2016


This week's mailing is:

Letter from the Head (PDF)


For the attention of Middle and Upper School Parents – Trip to Space City in Russia and the Mission Discovery Space Science Summer School at King's College, London in October half term 2016.

Opportunities to take part in a trip to Space City in Russia and the Mission Discovery Space Science Summer School at King's College, London will be presented by Chris Barber, Director of the International Space Schools Trust, at 3:45pm in the Partnership Laboratory, Yang Science Centre on Thursday 25 February. Boys from 4th Year upwards are welcome to attend. Please email Jeremy Thomas to express interest in attending the talk. Anyone unable to attend due to other commitments should also e-mail Jeremy Thomas who will be able to provide information and more details following the talk.

For the attention of 3rd, 4th Year and Upper School Parents – Abingdon School Football Club End of Season Awards Dinner

As a finale to this year’s football season, 3rd, 4th, Upper School players and parents are warmly invited to attend the Abingdon School Football Club End of Season Awards Dinner. The main emphasis of the evening will be to celebrate the success of the boys throughout the season, and I am delighted to announce that Graham Scott, current Premiership Referee, will be our guest of honour for the evening. Please see an invitation and information poster attached, and to book your tickets please follow this link Football Dinner. For further information please contact [email protected] and we look forward to seeing many of you in attendance.


There are a number of lovely music events coming up soon after Half Term – none require tickets and we will be delighted to see you, so please pop them into your diaries!

Wednesday 24 February at 6pm – Annual Chamber Music Concert, CMR – This offers a wide variety of instrumental ensembles – strings and piano, of course, but also clarinet and wind quintets, brass sextets, sax and trumpet quartets and much else. Do join us!

Monday 29 February at 6pm – Chapel Choir sings at Keble College, Oxford – A great opportunity to hear the Chapel Choir sing Evensong in the marvellous acoustic of Keble College, Oxford.

Wednesday 2 March at 6pm – Scholars' and Soloists' Musicians, Amey Theatre – The last opportunity to hear our senior musicians give solo performances before the end of the academic year.

Wednesday 9 March at 6pm – Singers' Platform, CMR – Our singing teacher, Andrew Yeats, has a small army of enthusiastic solo singers who love to sing solo. This year the theme is German Song (lieder), so come prepared to hear some of the songs from the great cycles of Schubert and Schumann. We are in for a real treat. Please join us.

Thursday 17 March at 6pm – Choral Concert, Chapel – A choral fest, our annual platform of choirs: Chapel and Gospel Choirs, Joint Chamber Choir and Abingdon Academicals.