Headmistress's Welcome



"It is impossible to describe the atmosphere at Abbotsholme. I always say you have to 'feel it to believe it'. 

A truly unique school, we are dedicated to ensuring that our pupils are happy, challenged and supported.  Abbotsholme has had a fresh approach to education since 1889. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our pupils' agility with critical thinking, deftness with problem solving and confidence with oracy in a future where these skills will be of paramount importance. One of the first schools to expound the virtues of outdoor education, D of E is in our DNA, our equestrian centre is second to none and our farm is a treasured asset. Come and see what makes us so very different from everyone else. You will be assured of a genuinely warm Abbotsholmian welcome!"


About Mrs Wilkinson:

Helen Wilkinson MA BA (Hons) PGCE FRSA has a breadth of leadership, boarding and teaching experience gained both in the U.K. and overseas. Formerly the Head Mistress of Brighton College Abu Dhabi (linked to the TES U.K. School of the Decade) and Co-Directrice of a top Swiss Boarding School, she has been dedicated to inspiring pupils to be the best they can be for over 30 years. Having worked as a Houseparent and Head of English, Helen understands the benefits of a full boarding experience, and the joy that can be sparked through top quality teaching and learning. With her own teaching having been described as 'outstanding' in every ISI and OFSTED inspection, she is dedicated to ensuring that pupils receive nothing but the best.