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.
‘We are a happy school, where our children are comfortable in their own skins, grounded and energetic. We are a busy school, and I make no apologies for cramming as much as we can into every day. We are a boarding school which welcomes day pupils, and it is our boarding ethos and structures which puts pastoral care at the front of our minds. Staff know every single pupil as an individual and put their happiness and welfare first. From that success flows.’
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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