27 Sep 2019


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Geography trip to Slovenia August 2020: Parents of pupils in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and Lower Sixth

Abingdon School Geography Department, in conjunction with STC, are running a geography adventure trip to Slovenia this summer leaving on or around August 17 (+/- 1 day dependent on flights at the time of booking). It is an 8 day trip including a vast array of geography, integrated with activities such as rafting, hiking and cycling allowing the boys to see as much of the country as possible. The cost of the trip is £1880. 

Attached is the Pre-booking information from STC which includes details of the trip, an itinerary and information on how to sign your son up for the trip. In addition, you must complete the school electronic consent form. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Donnelly.

Abingdon School is a Nut Free School

We have several boys who have a serious nut allergy that can cause anaphylaxis.  Even small traces of nuts on the hand of someone else can be enough to cause a reaction.  For this reason we would like to remind everyone that nuts must not be brought into school.

Health Centre

If your son is feeling unwell please do not send him into school. It is the school policy that pupils need to remain off school for 48 hours from the last incident of vomiting or diarrhoea. Please see the link which gives advice from the NHS.

Titan Mouthguards

We have received a number of concerns over the recent week regarding the Titan mouthguards provided after the fittings carried out in the first week of term.  These range from the length of the mouthguard being too short, poor fitting of the mouthguard through to the colour of the mouth guard.  The Sports Department are disappointed that these issues have arisen and if you also feel this is the case they would encourage you to contact Titan Customer Services direct by e-mail [email protected].

Wednesday 2 October at 6pm in the Amey Theatre – Music Society Piano Masterclass with Yekaterina Lebedeva

We are looking forward to welcoming Moscow trained piano pedagogue, Katya Lebedeva to join us again this year for a piano masterclass. The event is free of charge and will feature six of our piano scholars working with Katya in an “open lesson”. A fascinating event is in store – please do join us!

Reminder – Chaplaincy Welcome Event and Parents' Prayer Group Thursday 3 October, 7.45pm, Sports Centre Hospitality Suite.

This will be a joint meeting with SHSK, Abingdon Prep and the Manor Prep. All parents are very welcome to come and learn about the spiritual life of the schools and about various Christian activities. Our guest speaker will be Alix Stockwell, Development Director of the Independent Schools Christian Association. There will also be a presentation from Anthony Bewes, Director of Lymington Rushmore, an organisation that supports the work of chaplaincies in independent schools and runs outstanding holidays and revision camps.  If you would like any further information, contact the Chaplain, Rev Dr Simon Steer

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Read the latest School Blog:

Rob Southwell-Sander, Director of Partnerships, discusses the benefits of close collaboration between schools. Is the time right for an Abingdon Town Learning Partnership

Rugby Skills Camp – Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 October 2019 (9am – 3pm)

We would like to remind parents and boys of our October half term Rugby Skills Camp, for boys aged 8-16 years. 

This is a high-quality coaching course led by Premiership Rugby Club Wasps. The sessions run by Wasps Community Coaches will be fun and engaging whilst challenging both the participants technical and tactical skills. Everyone will learn and develop core skills, such as catch and pass, tackle, breakdown, support, back play and set piece play. This is aimed at participants who are currently playing or aspiring to play at first team level at their school and clubs.

  • Skills workshops
  • Games for understanding
  • Injury prevention warm ups and workshops
  • Nutrition advice
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Positional skills
  • Recovery pool sessions

To book this course, please click here. To find out more information, please contact us: Tel: 01235 849 062 or Email: [email protected]

News from the week:

Food menu for the coming week – Week 2