Category: News

Izzie places second at Open Dressage Competition

29th March 2021

Congratulations to Izzie E on achieving second place in a recent Open Dressage competition, Preliminary 17A. Well done Izzie, Abbot’s Hill Equestrian Captain, and wonderful horse Cooper, on their great score of 72.67%! We can’t wait to start competing again as a School.  As ever please do update us on achievements outside of School, we’d…

Abbot’s Hill reflects on recent events

29th March 2021

Head, Kathryn Gorman, delivered what she described as a ‘reflection’ in response to the recent death of Sarah Everard. Mrs Gorman urged pupils to think about the recent tragedy but also to be aware of the passive voice and how to challenge the antiquated way that females are described. In the past week we have…

Abbot’s Hill supports the local community

19th March 2021

Keen to support the local community in different ways Mrs Kneller, Head of Partnerships and Mrs Hardy, Prep Deputy Head Pastoral, visited a local care home to loan them some Easter activities. With the Easter holidays fast approaching it was the perfect time to donate some activities to Water Mill House Care Home, in Apsley….

Abbot’s Hill celebrated International Women’s Day with the ‘Prefect’s Challenge’

10th March 2021

Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Prefect’s Challenge, to celebrate this year’s theme; Choose to Challenge. The prefects set a series of challenges for which the girls accrue points which will be combined for clan totals. The competition was open to all year groups and as is the Abbot’s Hill way, staff also have been…

Abbot’s Hill celebrates World Book Day

10th March 2021

World Book Day at Abbot’s Hill: an amazing virtual day packed with book related activities. Pre Prep welcomed Cath Emmett, author of ‘King of the swamp’ onto their screens for a workshop involving creating their very own swamp creature and a book reading. Years 4 – 7 took part in a workshop hosted by Robin…

Year 2 create recycled penguin windsocks

10th March 2021

It’s Waste Awareness Week! Year 2 made their own windsocks using only recycled materials. Woodland School the pupils discussed ways in which they could help reduce waste in the world and decided that one way would be to reuse or re-purpose materials that we may have thrown away and would have then contributed to landfill….

‘Screen Free Learning Day’ for pupils at Abbot’s Hill

3rd March 2021

On Friday 5 March, pupils from Year 7 – 11 are taking part in a ‘Screen Free Learning Day’. There will be no live lessons or curriculum work set, instead the pupils will be encouraged to read a book, listen to podcasts or spend time researching and expanding their knowledge. Teachers at Abbot’s Hill feel…

Abbot’s Hill pupils share what they are grateful for

12th February 2021

As part of Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week, staff and pupils were asked to share a word that reflects what they are grateful for or represents how they are feeling at the moment. There were some moving responses including feelings of hope and anticipation along with outpourings of gratitude for family, friends and four legged…

Abbot’s Hill Prep pupils take part in ‘Wear a Hat’ day

5th February 2021

Last Friday pupils in Reception – Year 6 had a fun day learning from home whilst sporting an eclectic mix of hats and accessories! Whilst pupils are absent from the School site we felt it is so important for their well-being to keep them connected and ensure that they continue to feel part of our…

Pupils help bring a smile to local care home residents

5th February 2021

Pupils from Abbot’s Hill School head down the hill to say a socially distanced ‘Hello!’ to residents at Water Mill Care Home. This week, pupils  onsite under the key worker care provision have spent time designing colourful banners and drawings for a very special cause.  At lunch time today, the children said hello from the…