From the moment you walk through the door, the peaceful, calm energy is tangible.
A day in the life of our 'Abbot's Way' Way is both full and fulfilling.
The structure of our day supports a breadth of need and channels students' strengths and aspirations.
0845 Pastoral 'House Time'
Every student belongs to one of our 3 Houses, Magellan, Columbus and Kingsley, each led by allocated teams of House staff.
The day settles with House Time, during which students have the opportunity to read, celebrate successes, share their thoughts and spend structured time with their peers.
There are focused daily themes, which enrich our students' Learning For Life programme - click here to see details a dynamic part of our provision which ignites students' curiosity in the world around them and prepares them for life beyond Abbot's Way.
Our themes engender both an outward looking ethos with related activities, and also time for reflection and self-care
0920 - 1550 Learning Sessions
Learning is delivered through 6 x 50 minute sessions across each day and through regular Venture days of whole school learning - for further info click here
Content during these sessions is chunked and structured carefully, so that students are able to maintain sufficient focus to complete challenging yet achievable activities, with 'movement time' during and between sessions for re-grounding and self-regulating.
Breaktimes offer regular opportunities for refuelling, play, socialising, activities and rest.
Students bring their own preferred packed lunch and eat with their friends in The Hub or picnic outside weather permitting.
Homemade drinks and snacks, and fresh water are available throughout the day, and we can heat up lunches if required.
Students help create and develop our Snack Menu and assist with making and serving snacks where possible.
1600-1700 AWE: Abbot's Way Extra
As with most day schools, students have the opportunity to stay on after school up until 1700 if desired, during which time a range of suitable activities are offered.
Every student belongs to one of our three Houses, each with their own identity. We have created and developed these identities with our students; colour, logo, range of skills and 'brilliance'.
Houses work collaboratively to raise charity awareness and support one another. They also compete for points and prizes.
Our Abbot's Way Houses are named after famous explorers.
We love the link to a sense of adventure, of knowing no boundaries and of continually exploring new horizons, in keeping with our Explore-Discover-Thrive approach at Abbot’s Way.
Ferdinand Magellan (1480 - 1521) was a Portuguese explorer, best known for being the leader of a first successful mission to circumvent the Earth.
Mary Kingsley (1862 – 1900) was an explorer whose travels throughout West Africa and resulting work helped shape our perceptions of African cultures.
Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 -1506) was an Italian explorer and coloniser who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that opened the New World for conquest and colonisation.