29 Mar 2019


This week's mailing is:



End of Term Reports

These should be posted to the parent portal by the end of Friday 29 March.

Term Calendar and Key Dates

As you will be aware the School is not printing a hard-copy calendar so parents should refer to the online calendar which is kept regularly up to date.  Any amendments to Summer Term 2019 events made after today will be indicated clearly.  Parents may wish to consult the online calendar and the term dates page now to remind themselves of the beginnings and ends of terms and half-terms.

Start of Next Term

Boarders return on the evening of Tuesday 23 April. Term begins for all Wednesday 24 April, with registration and tutor time at 8.35am, and the normal on Wednesday Week A timetable starting period 1.  Boys should bring their kit for the sport they expect to do. The next Weekly Mailing will be sent out on Friday 26 April 2019.

L6 Futures Fair Monday 29 April 5-7pm

On the first Monday of next term, we are hosting our inaugural Futures Fair. All L6 boys should attend and parents are very welcome to join them. The Fair is being held in the Sixth Form Centre in Beech Court and runs from 5pm to 7pm.  We have 36 exhibitors, including many of the top universities (excluding Oxford and Cambridge), UCAS and a number of apprenticeship schemes. There will be presentations from UCAS and two universities during the course of the evening.  The Futures Fair offers boys and parents a fantastic opportunity to chat to the universities about degree course options and applications as well as student life and topics such as accommodation and finance. Many exhibitors represent universities from far afield (St Andrews, Durham, Exeter, Edinburgh, Dundee, Manchester, Newcastle) which can be difficult to visit. The apprenticeship schemes also offer interesting opportunities which are worth exploring.  Rather than home in or one or two exhibitors, we encourage all boys to talk to as many of the universities/apprenticeships as possible. It is useful to come armed with specific questions. This will enable boys to broaden their thinking before making an informed decision about their plans for next year.  We expect the evening to be busy, so if you live locally, you may wish to avoid the 5pm rush by arriving slightly later.

Looking for tips on how to revise? 

Take a look at the latest school blog.  Please follow this link.

Music Notices

Parents and supporters are warmly invited to have a look at the Summer Term Music Calendar.

Abingdon School Box Office

Come And Sing With Bob Chilcott – 10.30am, Saturday 27 April, 10.30am

All My Life's Buried Here: The Story Of George Butterworth – Sunday 28 April, 2.30pm

SUS – Second-hand Uniform Shop bargains

  • 5 white or blue shirts for £10
  • 2 blue and white striped shirts for £10
  • 3 grey trousers for £10

As well as all items of school uniform we also have a stock of:

  • Cricket shirts, trousers, body warmers and jumpers.
  • Cricket shoes, bats, pads, gloves and helmets.
  • Wet suits.
  • Tennis racquets and covers
  • Hockey sticks
  • Boots and trainers

All opening dates and times are on the website.

ASPA Quiz – Reminder

Tickets now on sale for the ASPA Quiz (whole school) to be held on Saturday 27 April – start time 7.15pm for quiz to start at 7.30pm. Three course ‘Chip Shop style’ meal and quiz for £23 per head. Teams of 8. For further details and ticket booking please see here.  Ticket sales will be closing on Monday 15 April.

Courses and Holiday Camps 2019 – 10% Early Bird Discounts Available

We would like to remind parents that our courses and holiday camps for 2019 are now available to browse and book. *Early bird discounts are available on a range of courses listed here, if booked before Tuesday 30 April 2019.  We also have Ultimate Activity Camp and Academies of Sport running exceptional courses and inspiring sport coaching camps throughout Easter and Summer, which are running at both Prep School and Senior School, as well as at Tilsley Park.  For the full range of Courses and Academies or to book, please visit the Abingdon School Enterprises website

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