Welcome from the Headmaster

   Rob Barnes

It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Headteacher of Abbotsholme School.

I am proud to have been appointed to this important role and am excited at the challenges ahead.

I am confident that Abbotsholme has a very bright future and I look forward to being part of the team that strives to provide the best of education for your son and/or daughter. We are committed to providing our pupils, your children, with an excellent academic environment inclusive of a wealth of extra-curricular activities and academic enrichment which will enable them to develop key qualities such as resilience, leadership and teamwork, thereby developing a natural confidence which will serve them well in the future.

I worked in two schools before joining Abbotsholme. I began teaching at the Royal Grammar School in Colchester and then moved to Shebbear College, Devon. I have been a Head of Boarding, Examinations Officer, Timetabler, Head of Sport, a Deputy Head and Headteacher. Hopefully this experience will be of value as we move forward.

I very much look forward to meeting you at forthcoming events in order to speak with you and to get to know you. In the meantime please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries, concerns or if there is anything I can do to help and support you with your child’s learning and school life.

Robert Barnes


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