School News

A Level Results – Press Release

Abbeyfield

Abbeyfield School students and staff are celebrating a fantastic set of results for this year’s A level students. The hard work and motivation of our students ensures that the outcomes are a real credit to them and we wish them every success as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives.

98% of students achieved 2 or more A levels at A*- E with 64% of all students achieved A*- C grades in 3 or more subjects. The school has performed very well in traditionally academic subjects such as Maths, Further Maths and Physics as well as performing strongly in Business and Economics.

Headteacher, Mr Tucker commented that, “all our students will be leaving with A levels and to have a high proportion with A*- C grades is a real achievement for them. They have been highly successful in both academic and vocational courses too. Pupils from Abbeyfield will be leaving here to take up places ranging from the academic heights of Oxford to highly acclaimed vocational courses at Universities such as Falmouth and to eagerly sought after apprenticeships schemes. Abbeyfield has the commitment to support students achieve what they want in life and we are dedicated to our motto of our sixth form being a place where students ‘enter to learn, and leave to achieve’.

As always, we are delighted with the performance of all our students and they will be proud of what they have accomplished. A few highlights are include:

Dom Clarke: A*,A*,A*, B – Oxford
Oliver Gregory: A*,A, A – Imperial College London
Ben Holloway: A, A, Dist* – Swansea
Sarah Marley: A, A, A – Swansea
Edward Owen: B, D, Dist* – Falmouth
Joshua Saville: A, A, B – Birmingham
James Stanley: A, B, B – BDO apprenticeship
Calon Watson: A, B, B – Swansea

The rigours of the A level course can mean that some students don’t achieve as well as they might have hoped. We are very keen to support any student that needs help with the University clearing process and they must not hesitate to get in touch with the school over the coming days and weeks if they need to.

Well done to all our students – a great year and one for us to build on!

Heatwave Warning

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Dear parents,
The met office have issued a heatwave warning over the next 48hours. Therefore students will be able allowed to come to school without blazers on Wednesday. Please ensure that they are wearing appropriate sunscreen (at least factor 15 with UVA protection) and have a full water bottle with them. Blazers should be worn again on Thursday.

Further information is available on
Met Office Heat Health – http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/heat-health/#?tab=heatHealth

Notification of Summer Examination results

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NOTIFICATION OF SUMMER EXAMINATION RESULTS
• Results will be available for collection on:
• AS and A2 level: Thursday 13th August from 9.00am until 12 noon
• GCSE (year 11) Thursday 20th August from 9.00am until 12 noon
• GCSE (other years) Thursday 20th August from 11.00am until 12 noon

• If you wish any other person (including family members) to collect your results on your behalf, you must give your written authorisation to Mrs Dunbar in the exams office by 16th July.
• If you would like your results posted to you, give an A5 sized stamped, addressed envelope to Mrs Dunbar in the exams office by 16th July.

Office 2013 – Free Licenses for Students

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As part of our on-going improvements to our network we will be offering all students access to Microsoft Office 2013 for their personal devices at home free of charge.
This also includes 1TB of OneDrive Cloud Storage per user.
They will receive an individual email explaining how to proceed with installation of this software.

Josephinum, Hildesheim – Abbeyfield, Chippenham

England Rosen

UK-German Connection

The three roses, the yellow of Abbeyfield, the pink of Hildesheim and the white of peace, are symbols of our friendship, understanding and peace between our two nations. They also represent the organic nature of our relationship and as the two roses grow, so does our respect and interest in each other grow.

 

We chose students from both schools, Sam Rose from Abbeyfield, Vanessa Halupczok and Sophia Steinert from the Josephinum to exchange and receive roses on behalf of our two towns. The Hildesheim rose will be planted in Chippenham, taking a piece of Hildesheim’s long history back to Wiltshire to show our growing friendship. The Abbeyfield Gold Rose will be planted in the Leunis garden in Hildesheim.

 

Die drei Rosen – die gelbe Rose von Abbeyfield, die rosa Rose von Hildesheim und die weiße Friedensrose – symbolisieren unsere Freundschaft sowie das Verständnis und den Frieden zwischen unseren Nationen. Sie repräsentieren auch die organische Natur unserer Beziehung und so wie die Rosen wachsen, so wächst auch unsere Achtung vor- und unser Interesse füreinander.

 

Wir haben Schüler beider Schulen ausgesucht (Sam Rose von Abbeyfield, Vanessa Halupczok und Sophia Steinert vom Josephinum), um die Rosen stellvertretend für unsere Städte auszutauschen. Die Hildesheimer Rose wird in Chippenham eingepflanzt werden, somit nehmen die Gäste aus Chippenham ein Stück der langen Geschichte Hildesheims mit in die Grafschaft Wiltshire, um die wachsende Freundschaft beider Schulen zu demonstrieren. Die gelbe „Abbeyfield Gold Rose“ wird im Leunisgarten des Josephinums eingepflanzt warden.

 

‘Krieg ist in Europa nicht mehr das Mittel der Politik’

Abbeyfield Young Chef Winner 2015!

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15 year old Harrison Jones of Abbeyfield School become the latest winner of the – Rotary Young Chef 2015 Chippenham and Wiltshire Vale. The competition was closely fought with just two points separating first and second place.

 

The Rotary Clubs of Chippenham and Wiltshire Vale organised the 2015 Rotary Young Chef competition which took place on 21 January in Abbeyfield School, where the home team met a team from Hardenhuish School.

 

Each competitor set about the task of preparing a meal for 2 persons which cost no more than £12. Working from their own individual menu plans the young chefs had 90 minutes to complete the task under the watchful gaze of the judges Jacqui Stephens and Karl Finch (a former winner of Young Chef but now the Chef at Chippenham Golf Club). They were marking, not only for the quality and presentation of the meal itself but also the cleanliness of the kitchen area as the chefs went about their work.

 

Chippenham Rotary Club President Sylvia Gibson presented certificates to all contestants and Dr Bill Henry of the Rotary Club of Wiltshire Vale gave a book prize to the winner Harrison Jones who now goes forward to the District Competition in Bridgewater early next month.

New Website

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Welcome to Abbeyfield School’s new website.

 

Please note we are still changing some features around and you may notice this over the first few weeks.