Abbey Hill School & Performing Arts College

Welcome to Abbey Hill School and Performing Arts College.

For those of you who have already visited the school, I am certain you will have received a warm welcome from both staff and pupils. We have a dedicated staff team who want the very best for the pupils at Abbey Hill.

It is extremely important to me that the pupils at Abbey Hill School are happy and are placed at the heart of everything we do. At Abbey Hill we recognise that every child is unique, and we celebrate each individual’s success in the most meaningful way for that child.

We have a stunning purpose-built building which we moved to in September 2014 – which is well worth a visit! As well as being a designated Performing Arts College, we have a second specialism in SEN and Inclusion (Communication and Interaction).

I have high aspirations for our school and I am determined to build on its current success. One of my main aims is to continue to work towards becoming an outstanding school, where all aspects of the school are excellent! This year, I am looking forward to some of the exciting developments due to take place: the opening of our satellite classroom – Abbey Hill Connect; subject specialist teaching at Key Stage 4; a whole host of enterprise and business-led learning opportunities; and the introduction of Supported Internships in FE – an extensive study programme working in collaboration with employers, which aims to secure employment for students.

My vision for the school is one of community; where the school builds relationships and works with local partners to ensure that all pupils enjoy their time at Abbey Hill School, make exceptional progress, and leave the school feeling better prepared for everyday life.

This is an exciting time for Abbey Hill, and I hope that you share this excitement and will support our drive to become a leading school.

A visit to the school is highly recommended. I look forward to meeting you.

Best Wishes

Mr Ricky Porter

Headteacher