A unique School in the Midlands (UK)!
Abbotsholme School is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 to 18, set within 140 acres of beautiful countryside on the Staffordshire and Derbyshire border. Our campus offers the perfect environment to learn, achieve and enjoy a balanced education that focuses on academic success and character development. With superb facilities, all our pupils from Nursery through to Sixth Form, have the opportunity to participate and excel in an extensive programme of sports, outdoor education, agriculture and equine activities as well as the creative arts, music and drama.
Abbotsholme has four main boarding houses in the senior school with Housemasters and Housemistresses who oversee the care of pupils from Year 5 to 13. These boarding facilities have a range of options to suit you.
Our boarding population comprises of students from the UK and 10 countries internationally and helps to shape the culturally rich and diverse community of which we are extremely proud.
Orchard - Girls' Boarding (Year 10 to 11)
Cedarholme - Boys' Boarding (Year 5 to 11)
Flaxfield - Junior Girls' Boarding (Year 5 to 9)
Barnfield - Sixth Form Boarding Village (year 12 and 13)
The members of our team have been carefully selected for their responsible and caring attitude and for being fun-loving and outgoing. They are the people you can turn to at any time for assistance. Our PLUS Team will ensure that students enjoy their holidays in an exciting and safe environment. PLUS promises a wonderful, memorable and enriching summer camp experience.
The courses have been designed to enhance students’ verbal and written communication skills in the language. Our EFL qualified teachers focus on lively learning and encourage group interaction to stimulate the constant use of vocabulary both within and outside the class. To encourage effective interaction between the students and teachers, the classes are small with a maximum class size of 15. The courses are planned around 20 lessons per week (45 minute each i.e. 15 hours per week) at up to five different levels from Elementary to Advanced. Students are placed on a level depending on the result of the student placement test taken on the first day of lessons. Since students are accepted and taught in closed groups, it is very important that group enrolments are done with students of same or similar levels of English language proficiency. The course books and learning supplementary materials are provided free of charge and at the end of your stay, you will be awarded a PLUS End of Course Certificate.
The Full & Partial Integration Programme
This programme allows students to live in a typical British Day or Boarding School with English children.
Available all year round for a minimum of 2 weeks. Each Group will be accommodated in either local boarding schools or with carefully selected families. The international students will be placed in existing morning classes following subjects like geography and English history without actively participating. This programme provides the opportunity for students to improve their English and experience first-hand the UK Schools system.
Students will have the opportunity to ''buddy up'' with teenagers and follow exactly the same timetable for the whole school day as well as English lessons.
In case students do not have the correct level of English class, English language courses are delivered in the the afternoon to closed groups.
In both Full and Partial Integration Programmes, students will be joining the school activities with English children and spending a valuable and unforgettable time with them.