Abberley Hall thrives as a happy and vibrant co-educational Prep School for children aged 2 – 13 years. Set in the heart of Worcestershire in 90 acres of woodland, the great outdoors plays a huge part in giving its pupils a breadth of education alongside academic rigour … Gumboots to Greek.
The extensive curriculum allows pupils to explore and develop as individuals, while the idyllic setting allows them the freedom of childhood.
“I am incredibly excited to have joined Abberley – the family ethos, the warmth of the school’s atmosphere, the manners of the children and the stunning rural setting make for a truly special school experience. Pupils at Abberley Hall are given opportunities in all areas, be it performing arts, reconstructing a Land Rover in the DT workshop, fishing, riding, swimming, daily sport and so much more. Such opportunities do not get in the way of achievement – this year our 42 leavers were awarded 48 scholarships or exhibitions across all disciplines – academic, sport, art, DT, drama and music. The extensive curriculum allows pupils to explore and develop as individuals, while the idyllic setting allows them the freedom of childhood.” Jonnie Besley- Headmaster.
At Abberley Hall School we strive to give our pupils the broadest possible curriculum that balances traditional academic rigour, for example through Classical Greek, French from Year 2, and separate sciences taught in an exciting and inspiring way, with modern, relevant and fun courses such as Touch-Typing, drama and STEM. At Abberley we believe that our children should leave with broad horizons – we equip them with the foundation and skills with which to engage confidently and positively with these.
Our boarding framework allows us more class time, starting at 8.30am and going on until 6pm four days a week, within which time we include, prep, independent learning and tutor sessions, on top of a full timetable of 13 different subjects. Your child works at school but not at home.
Our pupils are prepared for Common Entrance or Academic Scholarship exams in Year 8, with an outstanding track record on both fronts.
We are blessed to have the site which we do; we certainly make the most of it, with the children out and about at every opportunity, playing in their free time, doing games, which we do five days a week, or doing Outdoor Education, which they do on the other day. Drop in on a summer or early autumn evening and you will see the place teeming with children doing all sorts: cricket nets, bee-keeping, playing tag, digging holes, tennis, touch rugby, or lazing on the Flag Pole Lawn chatting to each other amidst the rhododendrons before bedtime. It is a strong reminder of why it is so good to be young.
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