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STEM Success at the Dacorum Rotary Technology Tournament

14th March 2022

Year 10 Young Engineers took part in the Dacorum Rotary Technology Tournament. The team were given a problem to solve –  to make a launcher for a ‘capsule’ to send it into ‘space’. Part of the brief was to make sure it parachuted down safely. Provided with a selection of materials with which to make their structure…

Abbot’s Hill ranked as one of the best independent schools in the country

6th December 2021

We are delighted to let you know that The Sunday Times has ranked Abbot’s Hill as one of the best independent schools in the country. The Sunday Times have released their Parent Power Schools Guide 2022, ranking Abbot’s Hill as the third best independent school in the country without a sixth form. Acknowledged as the…

Isabelle wins the ISA Whitbread Memorial Prize

30th November 2021

Abbot’s Hill School are delighted to announce that Isabelle Engestrom has received the prestigious Independent Schools’ Association (ISA) Whitbread Memorial Prize.  The prize recognizes and celebrates outstanding involvement in, and service to, wider aspects of school and community life; in conjunction with achieving academic excellence in year 11 exams.  Isabelle achieved a full set of…

Clan Music 2021!

11th November 2021

Macneil are crowned Clan Music 2021 winners in a tightly contested competition. Last Friday Clan Music returned to Abbot’s Hill. A huge well done to those involved from the Clan Captains who have spent time choreographing and organising their Clan’s song to the soloists and ensemble performers. The performances were of extremely high standard and…

Harvest Festival 2021

11th October 2021

For Harvest Festival 2021, Abbot’s Hill is supporting DENS, a local charity assisting people in Dacorum facing hardship. The Prep School harvest assembly took place last Friday 8 October, with guest speaker from DENS, Charlotte highlighting the invaluable work of the charity. This year, due to a temporary re-location and storage challenge, DENS has been…

Black History Month 2021

8th October 2021

Our Black History Month celebrations began with an inspiring and thought-provoking Senior School assembly led by Mrs Davison, Assistant Head and teacher of history, to highlight the contributions of two Black British composers not currently on school curriculums: Ignatious Sancho and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. The slogan for this year’s Black History Month is ‘dig deeper, look…

Returning to trips

17th September 2021

Senior School pupils at Abbot’s Hill have relished the return of residential and day trips, with long-awaited adventures for all year groups taking place over the first two weeks of the Autumn term. Year 11 geographers were first off the blocks, with a trip up to North Yorkshire ahead of the start of term. Based…

Record breaking Abbot’s Hill Senior Sports Day

14th July 2021

Abbot’s Hill hosted the Senior Sports Day at Jarman Park. The heat made no difference to pupils who made incredible efforts to break records and perform their very best. New records  Grace Milnes, Year 9 – Won the 1500m with a lighting quick time of 4.58 minutes and 45 seconds. The previous record was set in…

Year 2 Woodland School Twilight event

6th July 2021

Yesterday evening Year 2 had an end of term treat – staying at school late! Pupils spent yesterday afternoon outside in the grounds and the woodland classroom building camps. Using natural materials they created flowery head dresses and lavender scent bags. Once the grounds were empty they began racing kites on the school field and…

Abbot’s Hill holds outdoor concert ‘Music on the Hill’

25th June 2021

On Tuesday evening Abbot’s Hill held an outdoor concert aptly named ‘Music on the Hill’. Due to restrictions lots of events have been cancelled or rethought so we were delighted to welcome parents onsite for an outdoor concert. Years 7 to 10 were involved with the below ensembles performing: • Y7 Brass Group • Y8…