Introduction from the Principal
Welcome to Abbeyfield School, an academy within the Creative Education Trust (CET).
We are delighted to have this opportunity to introduce you to our students and school; we are hugely proud of the people that they are and the success that they achieve.
Abbeyfield School puts achievement at the heart of everything it does. We believe that we have a responsibility to take children into our community and work alongside them and their families to ensure that they are fully prepared to make choices about their future pathways through life.
For many,this will be through the best universities, for some it will be through vocational training and for others, it will be through entry level jobs. Wherever their choices take them, they need to be prepared.
For this journey they will need the best qualifications; look at the improving standards in this school. They will need confidence in themselves and their right to a voice; talk to our students and watch how they conduct themselves. They will need to think creatively and innovatively; look at our Design Programme and extra curriculum provision.
This is a place where our students feel happy; it is a nurturing place to learn. We care for our young people at the times when they feel vulnerable and we celebrate with them when they succeed. Above all, we are ambitious for them and believe that every classroom counts and that every lesson takes them one step nearer to achieving their personal goals and individual successes.
As a part of CET, we open a door to the wider world of creativity and employment. Through our Design Programme, we provide insights into the world of design and innovation and offer opportunities beyond the natural constraints of the school and its local community. We offer exciting innovations in curriculum, teaching and learning which are driving educational improvement and developing students with modern employable skills.
Because we are a CET Academy, we are constantly challenged to do better by our students and are supported in our ambitions by highly successful professionals who really understand what it takes to succeed in the world of education, design and commerce.
Abbeyfield School is the place for people to realise their ambitions whatever role they play in our Learning Community. We welcome you to our school and look forward to exploring the future with you.
Claire Morrell, Principal