Boarding ~ 11-12 November


On Friday we enjoyed the Abbotsholme School fireworks display on the front lawn with a big bonfire. Boarders were able to enjoy delights from APA such as toffee apples, hot dogs and burgers. Pupils then returned to houses for movie nights to relax for the weekend. 

On Saturday some of the boarders took on Mrs Simpson’s challenge of a run to JCB lake, one or two laps before their return back. This set us up for our brunch. Other pupils were able to make progress on their assignments and also complete further training with their sheep ahead of next week’s Winter Fair. The weekly shopping buses were full again this week, the juniors set off for Uttoxeter whilst most of the seniors went to Derby. They reported how busy the shops were getting now that Christmas is on its way. Many returning with gifts and wrapping paper. 

We are always fed very well over the weekend by our catering team but there is always room for a take away treat on the weekend. Pizza making took place in Orchard house. The boarding community came together and created their own personal designs and enjoyed them in the Orchard common room together listening to music. The pupils decided you can tell a personality by the pizza topping choice? 

A horse show trip was run by the equestrian centre this Sunday which some of our boarders set off for at 8.00am. 

A beautiful clear sunny sky on a Sunday morning meant that all the boarders left the school at 10.00am for a walk up on top of Weaver Hill. We walked along the top to the trig point and admired the view. The wind was cold and the air very fresh but all agreed it was a great way to start the day. We then returned back to school for hot chocolates to warm up with.

Sunday afternoon pupils used this as some free time. However they didn’t sit still, pupils took photograph’s in the school ground for photography projects, some pupils did exercise DVD’s, some pupils baked cakes whilst others continued to study and be prepared for the week ahead.


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ISI inspection report

ISI inspection report

Abbotsholme School provides a richly diverse and distinctive educational experience in which individual pupils are well-known, very well cared for and enabled to flourish both personally and academically.

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