Start of the summer hols
Jul
6
3:15 PM15:15

Start of the summer hols

School's out for the summer! As usual, Pre-Prep school finishes at midday and Main School at 12.30. Have a wonderful summer holiday break. Don't forget you're all welcome to use the school pool and tennis courts between 2-4pm during the summer. See you next term on Tuesday 4th September.

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Open Afternoon
May
4
3:00 PM15:00

Open Afternoon

A warm welcome to our school Open Afternoon! 

Drop into our informal open afternoon on Friday 4 May from 3 to 5pm and stay for tea and cake. It's the perfect opportunity to drive through the gates, see our historic Neo-Gothic house and 30 acres of grounds, meet our friendly staff and pupils, and have a tour. We've lots of fun activities for children to try out. Our school tours will start at 3.30 but latecomers are most welcome.

3 – 3.20pm          Chat with the Headmaster over tea in the Library                       

3.20 – 5pm          Tour the school and its woods, gardens, sports facilities and grounds and meet staff and pupils and drop-in activities

What will be going on?

3.30 – 5pm: Discover the Pre-Prep. Parents of children aged 2 – 7 can visit our Pre-Prep Department, see our bright, well-resourced classrooms and meet the teachers. Children can join in with Sensory Activities in the Nursery or get stuck into crafts and activities on the upper floor. Or burn off steam in our adventure playground in the Walled Garden.

3.30 – 5pm: Discover the Main School. Parents can visit the school, tour the classrooms and meet teachers. Your children are welcome to watch or join in with any of our Friday Afternoon Extra-Curricular Clubs: Dance, Mountain Biking, Shooting, Arduino Coding Club, French Club, Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) or Saxon Club

Please email the school at office@somptingabbotts.com or call us on 01903 235960 to let us know you’re coming. 

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Easter Egg Hunt courtesy of Sompting Abbotts' Parents Association
Mar
20
3:15 PM15:15

Easter Egg Hunt courtesy of Sompting Abbotts' Parents Association

Sompting Abbotts School is hosting an Easter hunt with a free chocolate egg for every child attending in their Walled Garden and Adventure Play Area. It's open to all local pre-school age children (under 5s) and there's no entry charge!

Sompting Abbotts' own pupils are invited too of course! The timings are 3.15 - 4.15pm for the Pre-Prep (under sevens) and 4.15 - 5.15 for the Main School (age eight to 13). Find the 10 clues and secure your free chocolate egg! Teas and Easter-themed cakes will be served in the Stables Building and there'll be a raffle too to win Luxury Goods Hampers.

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Open Afternoon
Mar
16
3:00 PM15:00

Open Afternoon

Drop into our open afternoon on Friday 16 March from 3 to 5pm and stay for tea and cake. (Apologies to those who had planned to come on the 2 March: weather conditions forced us to re-schedule). It's the perfect opportunity to drive through the gates, see our historic Neo-Gothic house and 30 acres of grounds, meet our friendly staff and pupils, and have a tour. We've lots of free and fun activities for children to try out. We look forward to meeting you! Our school tours will start at 3.30 but latecomers are most welcome.

  • 3 – 3.20pm          Chat with the Headmaster over tea in the Library                       
  • 3.20 – 5pm          Tour the school and its woods, gardens, sports facilities and grounds and meet staff and pupils and drop-in activities

What will be going on?

  • 3.30 – 5pm: Discover the Pre-Prep. Parents of children aged 2 – 7 can visit our Pre-Prep Department, see our bright, well-resourced classrooms and meet the teachers. Children can join in with Sensory Activities in the Nursery or get stuck into alien-themed crafts and activities on the upper floor. Or burn off steam in our adventure playground in the Walled Garden.
  • 3.30 – 5pm: Discover the Main School. Parents can visit the school, tour the classrooms and meet teachers. Your children are welcome to watch or join in with any of our Friday Afternoon Extra-Curricular Clubs: Dance, Mountain Biking, Shooting, Arduino Coding Club, French Club, Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) or Saxon Club

Please email the school at office@somptingabbotts.com or call us on 01903 235960 to let us know you’re coming.

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Taster Day (for all age-groups)
Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

Taster Day (for all age-groups)

The perfect opportunity for parents to have their children experience a taster day and enjoy a full day in the classroom, on the sports field and sample a typical lunch at Sompting Abbotts' Prep School. (Please note if you can't attend this date, your children may attend taster days in the Pre-Prep and Prep departments of the school at any point through the school year.) Taster days give children the opportunity to meet other children in their year group and to experience a normal school day, which will include a mix of academic lessons, art, drama, music and sport. We also offer taster sessions to children aged 2 - 4 years in the Nursery. Prior to a child joining the Nursery, we offer two 2-hour settling in periods, free of charge, so you can be sure your children feel safe and secure within their new environment.

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Year 7/8 Creative Writing Workshop with Novelist Alex Preston
Mar
12
10:00 AM10:00

Year 7/8 Creative Writing Workshop with Novelist Alex Preston

We're delighted that international best-selling author Alex Preston, a former alumni of Sompting Abbotts, will be helping pupils give their writing skills a boost when he presents his Creative Writing Workshop to the pupils of Year 7/8. Alex is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Kent, based at their Paris campus. His first novel, This Bleeding City, was published by Faber and Faber in March 2010. The novel won the Spear's Best First Novel Prize, the Edinburgh International Book Festival Readers' First Book Award, and was chosen as one of Waterstone's New Voices 2010. It has been translated into 12 languages. His second novel, The Revelations, was published in February 2012, while his third, In Love and War, was featured on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime. His fourth, As Kingfishers Catch Fire, met with critical acclaim and was described by The Guardian as "a sumptuous labour of love". and nominated one of The Guardian Best Books of 2017. You can read more about Alex Preston here. 

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Science week begins!
Mar
12
9:00 AM09:00

Science week begins!

Children across the school will be taking part in British Science Week, run by the British Science Association. It's a 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.

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