Festival of Inquiry

Please click through to our Virtual Events page - and register your interest for our ‘Festival of Inquiry’ - a celebration of online learning for those with curious, inquisitive and inquiring minds. There will be a daily selection of tasks and challenges - ranging from ‘Shark Attack in Science’ to ‘The Great Fire of London Art creation’.

Festival of Inquiry - 23-27 November (for ages 6-11 years old)

Winter Wonder Week - 30 November - 4 December (for ages 3-5 years old)


Junior School Extra-Curricular

The extra-curricular opportunities available at The Abbey Junior School allow the girls to try their hand at a wide variety of activities and discover new interests and talents. Sport, Music and Drama all form part of our broad curriculum, however the additional opportunities for participation encourage the girls to develop their interests and skills in the activities they choose.

Alongside the core subjects, we offer an array of clubs to girls from Lower Preparatory to Lower III (Years 1-6) which run during our lunch break. Whether out on the field playing Ultimate Frisbee or creating colourful leaf collages in Nature Detectives - there is something to inspire everyone.

Additional activities are run after school hours. Find out more in Before & After School Care.

The Abbey Junior School introduces girls to a multitude of competitive and recreational sports, with the aim of finding every girl a sport that she enjoys. The programme includes:

  • Lunchtime clubs
  • Coaching sessions with visiting experts
  • Weekly swimming at the Senior School
  • Competitive matches and fun tournaments in sports from hockey and netball to gymnastics, skiing and tennis
  • Annual events including The Abbey Fun Run

The musical life of the Junior School is rich and vibrant with girls encouraged to enjoy both listening to and performing music. In addition to curricular music girls enjoy:

  • Joining one of the four choirs
  • Lunchtime clubs including orchestra, flute ensemble, belle plates, brass group, percussion group, harp ensemble, recorder groups
  • Taking individual instrumental and voice lessons
  • Performing in our regular recitals and entering music festivals

There are many opportunities for girls to explore drama and develop the confidence that comes with performing in front of an audience. Opportunities include:

  • Taking part in class assemblies
  • Starring in annual year group productions
  • Expressing themselves in drama club
  • Taking Speech and Drama lessons and working toward Trinity College exams

Our extended lunch break gives girls the opportunity to try their hand at just about anything in our diverse extra-curricular clubs which vary from term to term and year group to year group. Just a few examples are:

  • Nature Detectives club
  • Chill Club
  • Mind-boggling games
  • Philosophy Shop
  • Jazzy Jewellery