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Our average class size is 12-13 pupils, with a maximum of 16. Most pupils work in their relevant age group and the placement of children into forms is usually done early in the Summer term and can be adjusted as we learn more about individual needs.

We constantly review our curriculum and the way we deliver it and are open to new ideas, ready to encourage change that will bring extra educational benefit to the children here.

Our average class size is 12-13 pupils, with a maximum of 16. Most pupils work in their relevant age group and the placement of children into forms is usually done early in the Summer term and can be adjusted as we learn more about individual needs.

We constantly review our curriculum and the way we deliver it and are open to new ideas, ready to encourage change that will bring extra educational benefit to the children here.

Curriculum

At Abberley Hall School we strive to give our pupils the broadest possible curriculum that balances traditional academic rigour with modern, relevant and fun subjects. At Abberley we believe that our children should leave with broad horizons and we equip them with the foundation and skills with which to engage confidently and positively with these.

Children of all ages study English, Maths, Science, French, Classics, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Music, Art, Drama, Design and Manufacture, Computing, Physical Education and Personal, Social, & Health Education.

Pupils have Games every day, and all our pupils are expected to play in matches. We have an established Outdoor Education program that all pupils experience and the Tree House is at the centre of our outdoor teaching area.

More teaching time

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.

The additional teaching time created through this more flexible approach has advantages in terms of maintaining breadth and depth of study. Older children are able to continue with non-examined subjects such as Art, Design Manufacture, PE and IT, but not at the expense of other subjects. Latin is taught to a high standard and there is time in the curriculum for a second modern language.

Our pupils are prepared for Common Entrance or Academic Scholarship exams in Year 8, with an outstanding track record on both fronts.

Our main purpose has always been to prepare pupils thoroughly for their Senior Schools, but not to over coach or have Common Entrance or Scholarships as an end in themselves. Prep School is a part of a child's education and the most important thing is that the foundations are laid for individuals to maximise their potential throughout their lives. We offer as broad an education as possible as well as constantly reviewing our curriculum and the way we deliver it to ensure we provide a wide range of learning opportunities.


Our aims

Flexibility – we deal effectively with a mixed-ability entry and encourage each child to reach his/her highest potential;

Breadth – we offer the widest possible range of opportunities for each child to reveal talents and to excel in at least one area;

Structure –we give a sense of security and progress, but also provide a norm against which the needs of the individual can be judged;

Rigour – each child is monitored through weekly effort grades, and termly reports which are discussed individually with his/her Tutor, as well as an end-of-term report. In addition parents have the opportunity to discuss their child's progress with individual staff at Parents' Meetings.