Headteacher’s Welcome

12976 Welcome from Ian Tucker, Headteacher

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our school website.

In September 2017, we continued to produce very strong exam results. At A level and BTEC, all students passed their exams with 50% of the students achieving A*- B grades in their subjects at A level and 100% achieving Distinction * at BTEC. Destinations are, therefore, to highly sort after University courses and to leading and highly competitive apprenticeship schemes. At GCSE over 50% of students achieved a Grade 5+ in both English and Maths, an outcome which makes us one of the highest performing schools in the area. We add value to all our students and we are proud of that.

At Abbeyfield we are fiercely proud of the education and provision we offer to all our students and we believe that you will discover here a school which has a huge amount to offer. The principles of innovation, determination, integrity and drive are values which we want everyone associated with our school to stand for and be known by.

We recognise the great commitment required by staff, students and their families to make a successful education a reality. By choosing Abbeyfield, you will be choosing a school which places the highest priority on pupil well-being. We believe strongly that having students in the right place emotionally gives them the greatest chance of achieving their own academic excellence. By being a Thrive Hub school, we believe it demonstrates our commitment to making all our young people self-assured and confident in who they are. We want them to leave us with exciting futures.

The world we live in is an increasingly demanding world both in and beyond school and the intention of all involved in our school to show you how we will help to prepare your child for the challenges ahead. To that end, I sincerely hope you enjoy looking through our website and that it will give you a flavour of the opportunity and education we would offer your child. Please do come and visit us for the full experience, we would be delighted to meet you.


Ian Tucker
Headteacher