Abbotsholme has an Admissions Policy which you can read by downloading the information here.
The first step is to request and read through our prospectus and information booklet, both of which gives you all the informationyou need about every aspect of life at Abbotsholme.
What do we look for in a prospective pupil? Abbotsholme School looks for many things beyond academic credentials. We seek young people with enthusiasm, integrity, commitment and a concern for others as well as for their environment – in essence, those who will contribute positively to our community.
The Headmaster encourages anyone who expresses an interest in Abbotsholme to make a personal visit to the school both on an individual basis or on an Open Day to see it in action and find out what life at Abbotsholme is all about. Please contact the Admissions Co-ordinator on 01889 594 265, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
Open Days for 2013
Friday 7 June, 5.00pm-7.00pm
Saturday 21 September, 9.30am-4.30pm
Michele Archer - Admissions Co-ordinator
You can download a booking form for our next Open Evening in June here.
Abbotsholme operates a rolling admissions system, and pupils can join the school at any time from Reception to Upper Sixth. Should you decide that Abbotsholme is the right school for your child you will need to register their name with us and complete a Registration form, which you can find at the back of your prospectus. You can also download the Registration Form here. This should be completed and forwarded together with the £60 registration fee (£100 for overseas pupils). On receipt of your completed form, together with your registration fee of £60 (£100 for overseas pupils), the entry procedure will commence.
Where possible, prospective pupils attend a ‘Taster Day’ as part of the admissions process. We have three variations of taster days which you can read about by clicking here. A Taster Day allows a child to visit the school as a pupil for a whole school day during term time, to study and play alongside the 'same year' students, who would ultimately become his or her classmates. There's probably no better way of finding out whether your child will fit in well than doing a 'trial run'. Children are able to gain an understanding of the school's ethos and routines, and, perhaps most importantly, diminish those 'first day of term' anxieties. Care is taken to find out as much as possible about a prospective pupil's strengths and interests beforehand, so that he or she can visit on a school day that is rich with the lessons and activities of particular interest to the child. Overnight taster days are also possible so that students whose families are considering boarding can experience a full 24 hour visit. You can also try out our Bus Service, details of which can be found here.
Information on Term Dates for 2013 - 2014 can be found by clicking here.
As far as possible, all entrants are interviewed by the Headmaster which gives everyone an opportunity to ensure that Abbotsholme is the right school for each applicant. In addition, references may be obtained from the present school, and previous exam results may be taken into consideration, in order to ensure that we can properly meet the needs of all children attending Abbotsholme.
During the run up to your child becoming a pupil at Abbotsholme, your family will be invited to various school events so that by the time your child experiences their first day, certain aspects of the school will already be very familiar, and the transition from old to new school will be as smooth as possible.
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