News

Abbot’s Hill Clans head to the Highlands

27th January 2021

Happy Burns Night! As ever we are very proud to shout about our Scottish roots. Abbot’s Hill was founded in 1912 by sisters Alice, Katrine and Mary Baird. The Scottish origins of the Baird family are reflected in the Black Watch Tartan of our Uniform and in the Clan system.  The Clan system involves the…

Holiday Club booking now open

21st January 2021

We are pleased to announce our holiday club provider, Club Excel, has opened for Easter and Summer 2021. Please see the Club Excel Newsletter. They are offering a 30% discount for early bookings. This club is co-ed and will be open to siblings and friends of Abbot’s Hill pupils as well. Club Excel would like…

Abbot’s Hill supports ‘You Donate… We Deliver’ initiative

18th January 2021

Abbot’s Hill Parents’ Association has organised the collection and distribution of snacks and drinks for paramedics and ambulance staff. The new initiative launched called ‘You Donate… We Deliver’ aims to provide paramedics and ambulance staff with an ‘on the go’ snack as they are so busy at the moment. In 2020, during the first lockdown,…

Year 5 explores diversity through poetry

18th January 2021

In their remote PSHCEE classes, Year 5 girls have been looking at celebrating diversity. Using Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem ‘The British’ for inspiration the class collaborated to write their own version of the poem.   Recipe for 5DBB Serves 20 Take some Picts, Celts and Silures And let them settle Then overrun them with Roman conquerors….

Abbot’s Hill receives prestigious Good Schools Guide review 

18th January 2021

“Teachers, full of enthusiasm for their subjects, deliver pacey lessons, helping each individual pupil achieve their very best. Dedication is not in doubt.” – Good Schools Guide We are delighted to announce that in November 2020, Abbot’s Hill School was reviewed by the Good Schools Guide which is renowned for its impartial, unbiased reviews of…

Abbot’s Hill pupils learn to cook with WWII rations

15th January 2021

Year 6 have been learning about rationing during WWII in their history lessons. Have you ever cooked with rations before? That was the challenge set recently for Year 6! Pupils were given a ration cook book and asked to see what they could whip up with the rations they would have received during the war….

Abbot’s Hill donates excess food to homeless shelter

11th January 2021

Like so many schools across the country, the last minute closure on Monday meant that there were far fewer people on-site that expected. Nevertheless, our fantastic food team were able to divert much of the fresh food ordered across the week to ensure that it was used and not wasted. ‘Fortunately, our food is ordered…

Virtual Prayer Box

8th January 2021

The doors of the school are closed at the moment, but we are always open. For those who feel there is no one listening, we are here to tell you that we are. If you have any prayer concerns or requests, for yourself or someone else, please let us know anonymously. Father James, our School…

Co-curricular provision continues at Abbot’s Hill 

7th January 2021

At Abbot’s Hill we believe that additional clubs and activities form a vital part of our pupils’ education. Not only that, they are an extension of our classroom based activities. As a result, they are just as important to continue throughout this period of remote learning.  Within 24 hours of the government’s announcement, a timetable…

A Clan Challenge that celebrates heritage at Abbot’s Hill 

6th January 2021

Did you know that, at Abbot’s Hill, the girls are placed in a Clan System rather than Houses. From Reception through to Year 11,, the pupils are placed in one of three Clans; Cameron, MacDonald and Macneil. Our Clan system harks back to the heritage of the school founders: Miss Katrine, Miss Alice and Miss…