It is my pleasure to welcome you to Abbey Hill School & Technology College and to thank you for visiting our newly developed website. Whether you are a parent, student (past or present), prospective employee, or just browsing, I hope you will find lots of things to interest and inform you.
Abbey Hill is part of Horizons Specialist Academy Trust. For more about the Trust and its vision visit the HSAT Tab
Each school is managed on a daily basis by a Head of Provision which, for our 11-16 year olds is Clare Devine. I will leave it to her to tell you more about the school and its unique characteristics.
Executive Head Teacher
Horizons Specialist Academy Trust
Abbey Hill is a secondary school for children with learning difficulties. The site consists of three buildings: Stephenson for children aged 11 – 16, Walker predominantly for children with autism aged 11 – 16 and Sheraton for post 16 students. There is specialist provision for students with Complex Needs up to the age of 19 within the Stephenson building, but for all other post 16 students the provision is based at Sheraton. In addition the Sheraton building is now running a provision for students up to the age of 25. All students up to the age of 19 have a statement of special need based on their learning difficulty.
We aim to provide a world class service through the provision of specialist teaching and a range of dedicated services. Student learning is often non-linear and complicated by disability or other associated conditions. Our strongest intention is to ensure all children achieve to the highest possible level. Additionally, we aim to ensure that the physical and emotional wellbeing of students is equally prioritised through the provision of strong pastoral support in order to build self-esteem and creativity.
We are very proud of our school and our students, and we hope that you will enjoy your finding out more about the school in our website.