Q. Where is Abingdon House School located?

Abingdon House School has three campuses:

Prep School – ages 7-13 years – 24 Elvaston Place, South Kensington, SW7 5NL.

Senior School – ages 11-19 years – Broadley Terrace, Marylebone, NW1 6LG.

Abingdon House School, Purley – ages 10-14 years – 59 Godstone Road, Purley, CR8 2AN.

Q. What is the closest Underground station to Abingdon House School?

Our Prep School is less than a ten-minute walk from Gloucester Road Station or South Kensington (District and Circle Lines).

Our Senior School is less than a five-minute walk from Marylebone Station (Bakerloo Line) or a 12-minute walk from Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Jubilee Lines).

Abingdon House School, Purley is a ten minute walk from Kenley or Purley train stations.

Q. Do you have on-site parking?

We do not have any on-site parking at our Prep or Senior School so we do recommend travelling via public transport. If you do choose to drive there are limited pay and display bays off Queen’s Gate and Lisson Grove.

There are limited spaces at Abingdon House School, Purley. Please ask about this before visiting.

Q. How many students are at Abingdon House School?

Our Prep and Senior schools can host up to 180 students across the two sites. Our class sizes are based on 10 students per class.

Abingdon House School, Purley is initially registered to accept up to 30 pupils in its first year.

Q. Does my child need to have an Education Health and Care Plan to attend?

You do not need to have an Education Health and Care Plan for your child to attend and we do accept fee-paying families. However, a large number of our students do have an Education and Health Care Plan and have their placement funded by their Local Authority.

Unfortunately we are unable to advise families on the EHCP process prior to admission to the school and would recommend support services such as sossen.org.uk or your local SENDAS team.

Q. Is there a school bus?

We do not have a school bus available to pick up and drop off students. Some of our students have transport provided by their Local Authority, some travel through parental or family arrangements and some students travel to us independently.

Q. What is the structure of the school day?

Our school day starts at 8:30 am and begins with a 20-minute wellbeing session such as drawing, tea and talk etc. Lessons are 40-45 minutes in length with a five-minute transition between each class. The school day finishes at 3:30 pm.

Q. Do you offer a Breakfast Club?

We offer a Breakfast Club for all our students between 8.00 and 8:30 am. This consists of a continental breakfast three days a week and a cooked breakfast twice a week. A small fee will apply.

Q. Are there any After-School Clubs?

At AHSC, we incorporate enrichment activities into our school timetable so that all students are able to participate in these activities. In addition to this a range of after-school clubs are on offer for a small fee.

Q. How is technology used in the school?

Technology is one of the cornerstones of our school’s ethos. We aim to normalise the use of educational technology to remove barriers to learning and allow students to achieve their full potential.

All work is available on Google Classroom and access is given to parents to support with work at home.

Q. Where do students go on to after Abingdon House School?

We follow the national curriculum and qualifications that ensure students can transition to other school environments in line with their own bespoke pathways, progress, attainment and needs. Students enter and leave at various stages throughout their education with many staying with us throughout their school years.

Leaver destinations include mainstream schools (state and independent), other SEND schools (which offer more support or challenge, depending on the students’ development), and post 16 colleges. There is no one size fits all plan for our students, and a very individualised pathway is devised and continually evaluated with the students, families and school as the students’ progress through their time with us.