Abbeywood School

Abbey Wood School

The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for young people, ensuring that our students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We work in close partnership with our schools, ensuring that we facilitate the sharing of best practice and provide access to a wide range of partners and resources for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Visit our website here or follow us on Twitter @olympustrust.

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Student Support

Academic tutoring

Sixth-form students feel well cared for and supported
Ofsted 2011

Every student who enrols at Abbeywood Community School will be assigned to a tutor group. The tutors’ responsibility is to work with the student to set targets and to address any issues that might possibly arise during their studies. The tutor will oversee the students progression during the year and will meet once a term for a formal mentoring session.

Parents have the opportunity to contact the school and organise a meeting with tutor throughout the year and also during formal parent consultation evenings.

Careers and advice

The sixth form is raising students’ aspirations and successfully ensures that most students progress successfully to higher education, training or employment
Ofsted 2011

Throughout the year, Post 16 students will have opportunities to discuss and plan their future careers. Students can consult with tutors, head of Post 16 and also liaise with Connexions when they are seeking advice. As a school we actively promote higher education applications and will help guide students through the UCAS Process. We suggest to any student that it is never too early to start planning their future careers and options. Making an informed choice will help a student from Year 9 making choices regarding KS4 pathways, Year 11 making their A Level choices here at Abbeywood to a Year 13 student deciding university or employment with training.

Higher Education

During Years 12 and 13 many of our students make the decision to study at University. This is the first step to what is an exciting and rewarding future. To assist students in this process we provide a program that consists of a University Open Day, UCAS HE Fair and a whole day dedicated at looking at Post 18 Opportunities (both HE and Apprenticeships).

As part of that program we actively encourage students to apply for opportunities at Universities such as the Sutton Trust Summer Schools and Study days.

  • Bristol University – 4 Students attended the Access to Bristol Scheme which involves students attending University lectures to gain a greater insight into their chosen subject. Our students attended lectures in Law, English, Mathematics and Engineering.
  • Oxford University - During 2011 to 2012 Abbeywood Community School took Year 10 and 11 students to Oxford University as part of the University’s pathways program to help students making informed choices regarding Post 16 options. Year 12 also attended study days at the university in a range of subjects including Medicine, Law, History and Geography.
  • Sutton Trust Summer School – This fantastic program allows students across the country the chance to study and live for one week at a major UK university. In 2012 one of students attended Durham University and gained a great insight into University life.

If students are interested in such experiences they will need to come and speak to their tutor or the Head of Post 16.