24 May 2019


This week's mailing is:



For information for parents, there is a Term and Key dates page 2019/2021 which is kept regularly up to date.  

Revision advice for 3rd Year pupils

Here is a link to the general revision advice emailed this week to the 3rd Year pupils.

Music – A Summary of Music in the 2nd Half of Term

  • Wednesday 12 June at 6pm, CMR – Junior Solo Instrumental – adjudicator, William Morris (Director of Music, Dragon School)
  • Thursday 20 June at 6pm, Amey Theatre – Lower School Gala Concert
  • Sunday 23 June 2-5pm, Amey Theatre – Far East Rehearsal Afternoon
  • Friday 28 June at 7pm, Amey Theatre – Pre Tour Concert 
  • Sunday 30 June to Wednesday 10 July – Far East Tour to Japan and Hong Kong.

School website – unavailable on Wednesday 5 June, 6am-8am

On Wednesday 5 June the school website will be unavailable for approximately two hours around 6am-8am. This is to allow for routine maintenance.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Reminder – Parents' pastoral evening 3rd year parents and above “Navigating the teenage years” Monday 3 June, 7.30-8.45pm, Sports Centre Hospitality Suite 

Navigating the teenage years can be a bumpy road for many boys (and parents) journeying through adolescence. It is rarely plain sailing all of the time! Twenty first century boys face many and varied pressures that come from all angles: social media, gaming, body image, their peers, even themselves. This is set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing and ever quickening digital world. Drawing upon our collective experience we are offering an evening with three pastoral leaders in the school to provide you with some guidance and support in helping steer your sons through to flourish into wonderful young men.

We are not claiming to know all the answers but offer our collective wisdom as well as anecdotal advice, drawing upon several decades of pastoral encounters with teenage boys. We will be covering topics such as: maintaining positive mental health and well-being, how to be well organized for school and exams, tackling the gauntlet of social media, dealing with the world of alcohol, parties and sleepovers (amongst others). Please sign up on the google form below if you would like to book a place. We would love to see you there if you are free to attend to join in the shared conversation. Please book a space

Henley Royal Regatta – Friday 5 July 2019

Parents, OAs, 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 interval (usually between 4pm and 5pm) on Friday 5 July 2019. No RSVP required.

Summer courses and holiday camps – Now available to book online 

We would like to remind parents and pupils that our summer courses and holiday camps are available to book.  Listed below are just some of our popular summer camps that we hope many boys will enjoy taking part in: 

The full range of courses and holiday camps can be found on the Abingdon Sports and Leisure website. Alternatively, you can browse the online brochure.  All course payments can now be taken online, via the website. If you have any queries, please email [email protected]

Coach Park in the morning

Just a reminder: please can parents NOT use the Coach Park drop off in the mornings.  We have 25 coaches dropping off between 8.15am and 8.35am so it becomes very unsafe if there are also cars using the same space.  

NT Live: All My Sons (Delayed Live) – 7pm, Tuesday 28 May

News from the week:

Food menu for week beginning Monday 3 June – Week 1