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ABS is a creative, diverse and inclusive school in Kennington. It is an incredibly dynamic and aspirational place for pupils to learn and flourish.
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.
We seek to nurture pupils' academic, sporting and creative talents whilst also encouraging their understanding of values, empathy and community. You may see our pupils out and about on one of many amazing trips to the Victoria and Albert or Natural History Museum or you may see our Brass Band performing at a local event. You are also likely to see ABS pupils on their way to a debating workshop at the Houses of Parliament or spot our girls' football team on their way to a tournament. Our pupils also learn about their responsibilities towards the environment and enjoy climate education sessions, so you may see our pupils monitoring their bird feeders in our Eco-Garden or litter picking around the school.
Our specialist teachers in Art, Music and PE ensure that ABS pupils receive the best quality of education in these areas. We thrive on performing at and competing in a range of events and festivals in the community. Our pupils enjoy tremendous success in music grade examinations and also in individual Arts Awards.
We continue to be officially recognised as a "Centre of Excellence" through the Inclusion Quality Mark and this accreditation demonstrates our dedication to meeting the needs of all pupils and our inclusive approach to all aspects of school life.
Our Year 6 Leavers' destinations are consistently impressive, with many talented pupils being awarded scholarships and bursaries to prestigious independent schools.
Pupil and staff well-being at ABS is a priority and we are committed to our pupils' personal development. We are proud of our strong Christian vision and ethos. Our “Excellent” SIAMS status testifies to our success in developing our pupils' understanding of the Christian faith. 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.
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.