3 Jul 2015


This week's mailing is:

Letter from the Head (PDF)



Term Dates 2016/17, Key Dates 2015/16 and next term's calendar

Term dates for 2016/17 have now been published. Term dates, key dates and other important calendar information can be found on the school website.

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. Each week there is a link from the Friday Weekly Mailing to the 'The Week Ahead' which you will find on the top right of the weekly mailing page. Any amendments to Michaelmas Term 2015 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 each half-term.

End of Term Reports

Reports for the remaining year groups (1st to 4th year and L6th) have all been posted to the parent portal and sent out to parental email addreses as we have them on our database.

Summer Reading – for all parents

Are you worried about how much your son reads for enjoyment? With the summer holidays coming up, we have produced a guide to how to encourage your son to read more.
The English Department has also compiled a new list of summer reading recommendations for boys at all levels of the school. It includes a selection ideas of thought-provoking and enjoyable books that we know boys here have tried, tested, and to which they have given their seal of approval. We also include a selection of reading and writing challenges and a template to use to complete them. Ideas for books for future lists and any feedback is always most welcome: please contact Rachel Yarrow ([email protected]) or Emma Williamson ([email protected]).

Mouthguard Fittings 

Once again, we have organised for the Opro dentists to come in at the start of next term to do the mouthguard fittings. These will take place on Tuesday 8 September with a follow up session on Thursday 10 September. You should be receiving a letter during the holiday with full details of how to order a mouthguard for your son online. Payment will be organised through the school bill. Please ensure you reply to this in good time as late applications have created difficulties in the past”. 

Second Hand Uniform Shop

Please view the Michaelmas Term Opening Times for the Second Hand Uniform Shop.

Music Calendar – Michaelmas 2015

Please find attached, the Abingdon School Music Calendar for next term.

The Summer Term in pictures and a new school Video

If you have a few minutes to spare you may want to take a look at the summer term in pictures and also a video of the school year which are now on the school website:

Trips 2015-16

Attached is the latest trips cost matrix.

Holiday and next Weekly Mailing

The next Weekly Mailing will be on Friday 4 September, before term starts.  Best wishes for the holiday.