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.

Junior School


From nursery through to Year 6, the reporting system keeps all parents informed of progress. We have a reporting point every half-term. This might be a report against one of the attributes of The Abbey Learner Profile, a parents evening to discuss progress, or a workshop to see the learning happen around you.

Sharing and celebrating

Parents are welcome into school every single week of the year. There is an open coffee morning on Fridays. Parents are welcomed to form assemblies and drama productions. We run Saturday morning discovery sessions, to come in and explore and have fun alongside your children. The annual Fun Run is a major highlight and it all leads up to the summer Celebration Day, a huge party showcasing and celebrating all our students.

Senior School and Sixth Form


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.