Welcome from the Head of Senior

Abbot’s Hill is a school with a unique personality. Founded over 100 years ago to educate young women of character, the school places great value on the development of the individual. High expectations for all sit at the heart of this proudly inclusive environment. Unstuffy and authentic, our pupils are happy and engaged and, quite simply, happy pupils learn best. Those lucky enough to come here will develop the self-awareness and strength of character to go out into the world and make a positive difference, understanding that the real impact is felt when courage and kindness combine.

The personalised care and attention begins with our youngest pupils in our co-ed Day Nursery. From the moment a girl joins us in Reception, we tailor all that we do around her needs as she develops into a young woman. We are a large enough school to provide rich opportunities and an expansive curriculum, but yet small enough that every girl is known and valued. We are ambitious for every girl, whatever her interests, as she learns to acknowledge and celebrate her individual strength.

Opportunities are many and various. From the sports field to the annual school productions; through the leadership opportunities and academic enrichment programmes; whether working with our partner schools in the local community or helping to supervise our youngest pupils as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Abbot’s Hill really does offer something for everyone. In stunning, green surroundings, pupils can take part, take risks, experiment and explore. Finding out who you are has never been so much fun.

These opportunities enable the girls to build a vital, transferable skills set: the deliberate development of creativity, communication and collaboration coupled with critical thinking is excellent preparation for life beyond school in careers both traditional and yet to be defined.

More than all of this, however, what I believe really makes Abbot’s Hill School special is the exceptionally strong sense of community; a community which lasts throughout their time here and long after girls have left the school.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Kathryn Gorman