About the school
Abbeyfield School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Chippenham, Wiltshire. The school has approximately 834 students at the school between the ages of 11-18.
Abbeyfield School was established in 2001 and received Business and Enterprise Specialist School status in 2005. It is a member of the Thrive Hubs establishment, along with 11 other secondary schools in Wiltshire, who work at supporting the wellbeing and mental health of pupils in the area.
Headteacher: Mr Norgrove
Values and vision
Abbeyfield School wants students to achieve their potential in a welcoming and inspiring learning environment. It follows four core values: innovation, determination, integrity and drive. The well-being of pupils is essential to the school and it is committed to ensuring that all students thrive as self-assured and confident young adults. Abbeyfield School offers a range of extra-curricular activities for pupils to get involved in, ranging from sports to music lessons, enabling them to pursue their hobbies and interests and nurture talents.
“Teachers generally adapt tasks well to match students’ capabilities. For example, in an outstanding Year 11 history lesson on developing a radio broadcast about the Coventry Blitz, lower-attaining students in a mixed-ability class were able to play a full part in a challenging activity because materials had been tailored to suit their needs. Through such effective teaching, students known to be eligible for the pupil premium, disabled students and those with special educational needs are closing the gap in progress with other groups”.
- Age Range: 11 - 19 years
- Gender: Mixed
- Headteacher: Mr Nick Norgrove
- Slogan: Big enough to make a difference, yet small enough to know each child.
- No. on roll: 937
- Offsted Rating: Good
- Funding Status: State - Community
- Type: Mainstream School
- Address: Stanley Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3XB - Get Directions
- Telephone: 01249 464500
- Website: https://abbeyfield.wilts.sch.uk/