Abingdon School Open Day 2021

Lower School – If you are interested in joining Abingdon at age 11 then do come and see our Lower School Houseroom where there will be plenty of games for our younger visitors. Lower School includes Years 7 and 8 (the First and Second Years) and students join us mainly from primary schools in Year 7. Adam Jenkins, the Lower School Housemaster, and staff are available all day to answer any questions you may have. Other Half – we have over 150 extra-curricular activities on offer at Abingdon and a large selection of these will be available for you to ‘have a go’. You can try a string or brass instrument, be creative in Art and DT, hone your climbing, rowing and rugby skills and learn more about the challenges of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and the CCF. Please refer to the programme, available on the day, for details. Sixth Form – our Sixth Form Centre in Beech Court has transformed our sixth form facilities. The Head of Sixth Form, Nick O’Doherty, and his team will be on hand as will our career specialists who support students with career advice, university applications and A level subject choices. All of our academic departments are also very happy to discuss their A level provision. During the morning Mr O’Doherty will be giving a presentation about the Sixth Form – see the programme on the day for timings. Sport – view our fantastic facilities and see a wide range of sporting activities including rowing, rugby, fencing, aquatics, squash and many more. St Helen and St Katharine School – much of our drama and music is shared with the girls of St Helen’s and there are some subjects taught together in the Sixth Form. The two schools operate a joint bus service. St Helen’s is also holding its Open Day on 2 October. A shuttle bus will operate from our coach park. Wellbeing – our Head of Wellbeing, Paul Gooding, will be available to discuss the School’s programme of Personal Development which includes the PSHCE curriculum and the Mindsets programme in the Sixth Form.