22 Jun 2018


This week's mailing is:



A Level Results Day

A level Results Day is Thursday 16 August from 8am to 11.30am in the Hospitality Suite and GCSE Results Day is Thursday 23 August 8am to 11.30am in the Yang Science Centre.


End of Year Summer Concert – Thursday 28 June at 7pm at the Amey Theatre.  Our orchestras and bands are joined by the Gospel Choir for a feast of music, including Mozart's famous horn concerto rondo finale, Tchaikovsky's mighty Marche Slave and popular classics such as the main themes from the hit film, La La Land. It will also be a most fitting way to bid farewell to our musical leavers. Tickets are available. Do join us!

Paris to London Cycle: from a member of the cycle team

In August, seven lower 6th pupils will be cycling from Abingdon to Paris over the course of three days.  The ride will be around 210 miles, split into roughly 70 mile chunks each day.  The charity we are supporting is called Blue Skye Thinking.  Blue Skye Thinking supports research into the treatment of childhood brain tumours, striving to give all children diagnosed, a better chance of survival and improved quality of life during and post treatment. Run by volunteers, money donated goes directly to the forefront of research and wellbeing projects.  Brain tumours present a life changing experience.  Current treatment involves Surgery, plus a combination of Chemotherapy, and Radio or Proton Therapy, but each of these has devastating consequences in terms of side effects, both in the short term and over the long term. Research is trying to establish new innovative ways to treat childhood brain tumours, but this requires funding.  This charity is particularly close to our hearts as a few years ago, the 5 year old son of one of our school sports teachers, called Skye, sadly died due to a brain tumour.  This charity was set up by Skye's family. If you would like to read more about the work of the charity, please click on the link to the website: http://www.blueskyethinking.org.

Finally, we’d be really grateful for any sponsorship to the charity for our ride.  Below is the link to the Just Giving donation page. Anything you are willing to donate would be hugely appreciated by us, and the growing community behind the charity – it doesn't have to be huge, every bit counts.  We appreciate you will have many requests for sponsorship each year. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charles-hall. Thank you very much.  ASPA has recognised this endeavour by making an award to the group, which will be presented at Prize Giving tomorrow.  

School Notices – A Digital Platform for Independent School Parents  

We would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that we are a Member School of School Notices, a digital noticeboard for independent school parents that raises funds for schools. Free to join and free to buy and sell goods, rent houses and find work for gap year students. Exciting offers given by advertisers and new notices posted daily from a wide range of independent school parents, whilst also benefiting some of our school causes through the sharing of advertising income.  The School Notices website is accessible to all parents at www.schoolnotices.co.uk and please follow this link to register. You can also browse their Summer magazine which is out now. 

…For all Croquet Players…

The chance to buy a croquet slip over £25 for orders over 25, £31 for small orders, the order won't go ahead for less than 5 jumpers.  Image attached, they do come out rather large. Please click on the google form for ordering.

Reminder – Henley Royal Regatta – Friday 6 July 2018

Parents, OAs and current and former staff and governors, are invited to the OA Club's strawberries and Pimm's event at the Friends of Abingdon School Boat Club tent in Henley Cricket Club car park during the afternoon tea break (usually between 4pm and 5pm). No RSVP required.

Driving along Park Road and Park Crescent: 20mph

Parents are asked to adhere to the speed limit along these private roads.

MYCO: This is Me – 7.30pm, Friday 6 & Saturday 7 July, Amey Theatre

An evening of sensational songs from the West End, Broadway and the silver screen.  Brought to you by the award-winning Musical Youth Company of Oxford.  Tickets £12 (£8 concessions) via the MYCO website or by calling 01865 686481.

Food menu for the coming week – Week 3