Having parents fully involved in the life of the school and in the progress of their children is vital. It is at the heart of our ethos that sees every student celebrated.

Whether it is regular reporting on academic progress, sharing achievements or giving parents the opportunity to celebrate as a community – parental involvement is at the heart of The Abbey experience.


We run six reporting points a year, one every half term. There’s a full report and parents’ evening every year, and then a range of other reporting systems, including grades and targets. As we move into examination years these begin to reflect grade outcomes so that students and parents know what trajectory they are on. In addition, parents are warmly invited to be in touch whenever they have queries about academic progress: we are committed to being as responsive as possible so that everyone feels confident.

Sharing and celebrating

Parents at the Senior School are warmly invited to the weekly coffee mornings, held at the Junior School but open to groups from all years. There are Heads’ Breakfasts and discussion evenings alongside the full range of concerts, fixtures and performances – some on site and some hosted at the wonderful South Street Arts Centre.


The Abbey Parents Society (TAPS) plays a huge role in supporting the school and offering opportunities to connect and celebrate. There are events every term. The annual Candle-Lit Procession is a highlight and there have been movie screenings, quiz nights, BBQs and more. Year group parents also meet via TAPS for evenings out.