Abbotsholme aims to prepare its pupils for the whole of life by giving them a balanced education through a strong academic curriculum and an extensive range of co-curriculum activities; and where academic, personal and social developments are given equal standing, and that everyone – pupils and staff – are encouraged to do their best.
Abbotsholme recognises the diversity of talent in each pupil and aims to provide:
- Knowledge to help everyone achieve and succeed to their individual academic ability
- An understanding of the environment
- Challenges to build strength and test courage, as well as be a stimulating and enjoyable experience
- A cultural enrichment to widen perspective and a responsibility to others in our global world.
It is our firm belief that a good balanced education is an essential preparation for the whole of life. An education at Abbotsholme provides not only the starting blocks but it also propels each individual through the start of life outside Abbotsholme.
Abbotsholme wants all of our children not only to succeed – whatever their individual talents or abilities may be – but also to feel successful. The Abbotsholme ethos encourages a sense of self-worth and of pride in their own achievements, whilst, in equal measure, celebrating the success of others.
Although we are committed to helping all Abbotsholmians fulfil their academic potential, the measure of our success cannot be judged by scholarly achievements alone. Indeed, it is their development as people that must be seen as the ultimate test.
Our vision is that pupils leave Abbotsholme as responsible and socially aware young men and women able to face an increasingly demanding world with confidence and a zest for life. In years to come, we would wish to know that they were happy with themselves and with their lives; we also would want them to be successful in their personal and professional endeavours whilst remaining sensitive to the needs of others.