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ABS is a creative, diverse and inclusive school in the heart of London. It is an incredibly dynamic and aspirational place for pupils to learn and flourish.
The educational progress, social development and safety of every pupil underpins all that we do. We are supported in our work by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education and the North Lambeth Parish.
Alongside our commitment to the national curriculum, we offer our pupils an exciting range of learning opportunities and enrichment experiences, which develop the skills they will need to meet the challenges of the ever-changing world in which we live. Our teaching encourages discovery, exploration and questioning in stimulating and nurturing environments.
During the Covid-19 pandemic school closure, as well as offering a full curriculum to the many pupils whose parents were key workers or whom we identified would benefit from being at school, we provided daily live and recorded online teaching sessions through the Google Classroom platform to those pupils at home. During this time, pupil well-being was a priority and we are proud of the contact we maintained with our families through technology and safely distanced home-visits.
Pupil and staff well-being continues to be a priority even now that Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. We are proud of our strong Christian vision and ethos. Our “Excellent” SIAMS status is testament to our commitment to developing our pupils' understanding of the Christian faith.
Our specialist teachers in Art, Music, Dance and PE ensure that ABS pupils receive the best quality of education in these areas. Our Girls’ and Boys’ Football Teams enjoy tremendous success in tournaments and our brass band and steel pan players perform at a range of events and festivals in the community.
Despite the restrictions and closures of the Covid-19 pandemic in the last 18 months, we were delighted to be awarded the Arts Mark Gold Award in May 2020 and to be formally recognised as an ongoing "Centre of Excellence" through the Inclusion Quality Mark in June 2021. Our commitment to the arts continued to be a priority, as did our inclusive approach to all aspects of school life, even during this time and we are very proud of this Arts Mark and IQM accreditation.
We hope you find everything you are looking for on our website. If you would like to visit us in person and experience the welcome, purpose and energy that is ABS, please do call the school to arrange this.