Abbeywood School

Abbey Wood School

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At Abbeywood Community School, we educate and develop each student to achieve their full potential by providing a happy, secure, rich learning environment where students can be given every encouragement to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically

 Students are officially classified as being a HAS if they secure 31 points or more in their validated KS2 results on average. This equates to those students who secured a Level 5.

In addition to those students who are identified as HAS on entry, Abbeywood Community School will recognize those students showing exceptional progress, regardless of their KS2 validated results. This will ensure that those students who are late developers or, for example, EAL students whose lack of English might previously have masked their abilities, are identified and included on the ACS HAS register. These students will be identified using CATs data, as well as being nominated by Leaders of Learning following analysis of assessment data.

 A talented student describes learners who have the ability to excel in practical skills such as sport, leadership, arts or in an area of vocational skill.

The main focus of our HAS programme is to create appropriate and extensive opportunities which challenge, support and encourage all students in an environment which aims to celebrate excellence. Whilst enrichment extra-curricular activities will play a part in the provision, the main focus must be providing suitably challenging learning opportunities within the everyday curriculum. 

Faculties will plan enrichment opportunities for those students identified as HAS within their area. The aim of the programme will be to offer additional and different experience to broaden the perspectives of the HAS cohort. Current examples include:

  • Enabling students to take part in events and competitions such as the UK Maths Trust maths challenge programmes and entering the most talented D&T students in regional aerospace-based competitions;
  • Inviting external providers into school – e.g. coaches in to assist in the sporting development of students and artists to work ‘in residence’with HAS students;
  • Specific clubs that serve the interests of HAS students such as Journalism club and Humanities HAS club;
  • Hosting/participating in events with other HAS students from the wider Concorde Partnership – e.g. the French day hosted at Abbeywood School