From the moment you walk through the door, the peaceful, calm energy is tangible.
A day in the life at Abbot's Way School is vibrant and engaging. The structure of the day supports students' challenges and accommodates a breadth of need.
0845 Tutor Time
Every student belongs to a tutor group, led by their tutor.
The day settles with a pastoral session, during which students have the opportunity to read, celebrate successes, share their thoughts and spend structured time with their peers.
It is also where our Learning For Life programme is delivered - 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.
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
Session content is chunked and structured so that students are able to maintain sufficient focus to complete challenging yet achievable activities, with movement time during and between sessions for grounding, resetting and refocusing.
Breaktimes offer regular opportunities for refuelling, play, socialising, activities and rest.
Students bring their own 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.
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 tutor group belongs to one of our three Houses, each with their own identity. We have created and are developing 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.