15 Mar 2019


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ASiP Newsletter from Director of Partnerships

It is with great pleasure that I present inaugural Abingdon School in Partnership newsletter which gives parents a taste of the activities being undertaken by staff and students at Abingdon and across our partner schools and the town as a whole. As a community we fully embrace the idea that educational collaboration is mutually beneficial to all involved and as a result partnerships are a core element of our school development plan. If you would like to find out more about the Abingdon School partnership program please see our website https://www.abingdon.org.uk/partnerships and https://www.abingdon.org.uk/abingdon_science_partnership, follow us on twitter @ASPartnerships and instagram @aspartnerships. You can also contact me directly at robin.southwellsander@abingdon.org.uk.


  • School Choirs Evening Concert – Thursday 21 March, 6-7pm in the Chapel.  Our last musical event of the term – and a chance to hear the school's four weekly meeting choirs – involves Chapel Choir, Gospel Choir, Joint Chamber Choir and our close harmony ensemble, Abingdon Academicals, directed by Adam Treadaway. The concert is in the school's chapel – it will last about 50 minutes, admission is free and all are most welcome.
  • Music Technology Lessons at Abingdon School from the Summer Term. The Music Department is offering an exciting opportunity to a limited number of pupils to learn about its latest state-of-the-art music technology equipment. The lessons deal with how music/sound is composed, recorded and produced within the digital studio environment. This will involve the use of a variety of software packages and hardware equipment to unlock the vast potential of recording musical ideas and sound. Recent pupils have gone onto courses and careers in commercial music and sound recording and an understanding of the use of this essential technology will give future candidates an important edge. The lessons are offered on the same basis as individual music lessons, which currently cost £22.95 for a 30 minute weekly lesson. Places are limited so are offered on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested, please contact the Director of Music by email.

Wellbeing – Student Lecture given by Cam Adair

“Following a student lecture this week given by Cam Adair on: “How gaming and social media are designed to keep you hooked” he is offering a free webinar for parents on Tuesday 30 April from 7pm-8pm.  Here is the web address to register if you are interested.

ATOM Festival of Science and Technology – Friday 22 – Sunday 24 March

We are hosting lectures and events in the Amey Theatre and Yang Science Centre as part of the festival. 

Reminder – Reporting Feedback Form 

We are very keen to listen to parents' views on how we manage reporting at Abingdon. We would therefore appreciate your feedback on how and what we communicate, so that we can improve what we do. Please could you take a few minutes to give us your views. Most of the form just requires 'tick box' responses but there is a section at the end of each of the two sections for you to offer more expansive comments if you wish. Please could all replies be in by Monday 18 March.

Food menu for the coming week – Week 1