17 Oct 2014


This week's mailing is:

Letter from the Head (PDF)



Half Term Reports

Reports will be posted to the parent portal by the end of Saturday 18 October. For most year groups this report comprises just a set of subject grades along with comments from housemasters and tutors (i.e. no subject comments); longer reports will come at the end of term. 5th and U6th have longer reports this session (i.e. with subject comments) balanced by a shorter report at the end of term.

Abingdon's reporting policy is on our website in the policies section. 

All new Abingdon parents should have recently received an email notification of their portal logon details. Parents are reminded that problems with electronic reporting (e.g. accessing the portal) should be directed to [email protected].

Fifth Year Work Experience Scheme 2015

Your son recently had a briefing outlining the 2015 Work Experience Scheme and will have received a copy of the School’s work experience form relating to this scheme via their tutor. The briefing outlined that it is the responsibility of the pupil to identify a potential placement and advise this to the School via the form. Forms, outlining the details and dates of the proposed placement, need only to be signed by the pupil and parent (not the employer) and should be handed in at the Masters' Common Room. The deadline for providing completed forms to Mr Litchfield is Friday 1 May 2015. The School will then arrange for a risk assessment to be carried out and final confirmation of the placement with the employer. The placement does not need to be during the week commencing Monday 29 June, and other weeks are acceptable; although these should be after the GCSE exams have finished.

A copy of the presentation, a guide outlining the scheme, and replacement forms can be found on the School’s Careers website, to which all boys have access. Any questions regarding placements can be sent to Mr Litchfield [email protected].

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