4 Oct 2019


This week’s mailing is:


  • To parents of 5th & L6th year pupils studying languages – Bath Spotlight
  • To parents of 5th & L6th year pupils studying mathematics – Calculators
  • To parents of L6th and U6th year pupils studying History – Lecture day in London


Abingdon Michaelmas Fair: Monday 7 & Tuesday 8 October and Abingdon Runaway Fair: Monday 14 October – Reminder

Parents should expect that traffic flow in Abingdon will be severely disrupted by the Abingdon Fairs. On Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 October vehicle entry to Park Road and Park Crescent will only be via the gate on Faringdon Road (along from the Coach Park). When leaving the park through the gate into Faringdon Road, please, when queuing, leave the gate clear for incoming traffic. Please see attached map.

6th Form Careers Evening with the Old Abingdonian Club

The Old Abingdonian Club, Abingdon School’s alumni association, will host its 6th annual 6th Form Careers Evening on Friday 15 November 2019, 5.45 to 9pm in the Yang Science Centre. At this event, OAs at various stages in their career will share with 6th Form students their insights into their current occupation and the choices they have made along their career journey to date. The event helps to inform pupils of options to pursue after leaving Abingdon, as well as gives them insights that might influence longer-term career planning. Next week, your son will learn about this event at Friday morning assembly and then receive an email inviting him to register for the event by Friday 8 November. Please find a moment over the upcoming half-term break to encourage him to attend. Thank you for your support! Questions? Email michael.triff@abingdon.org.uk.

FASBC Quiz and Curry Night

The Friends of Abingdon School Boat Club invite you to join them for their annual Quiz and Curry Night in the Abingdon School Dining Hall on Saturday 9 November – Arrive at 7pm, Quiz starts at 7.30pm.  Tickets cost £17.50 for adults and £15 for students, and include a delicious curry supper. Drinks will be available to purchase.

This is a fun evening to test your general knowledge, seeing if anyone can beat the coaches – the habitual winners! All age groups and guests are welcome. You do not need to make up a team; we will put you together with other parents in your son’s year group. Boys tend to make up one team per year group.  If you already have a team, just email [email protected] and let us know the team name and members. We very much look forward to welcoming you.

News from the week:

Food menu for the coming week – Week 3