End of Term 6 is: Thursday, 9 July 2020 at 2pm

Abbot’s Lea School is currently open and catering for students of all ages, clustered into two Bubbles (A and B) with a maximum total capacity of 25 places (prioritising children of essential key workers and those classed as highly vulnerable).

  • This provision will end on Thursday, 9 July 2020. There will be no childcare or other onsite provision after that date until the next academic year.
  • Friday, 10 July 2020 is an INSET day and the school is closed to all students.

Transition Week:

  • Our Transition Week is from 13-17 July 2020 and all activities for the students will be virtual.

Please find the information about Transition here:

Summer Holidays:

The school will close for the summer holidays on 17 July, 1:30pm and we will not be available for any queries until the end of August 2020.

The exception to that is the NHS immunisation programme for Year 8-Y11 which will run the following week with appointments taking place on site on Monday, 20 July 2020. Information will be sent to the eligible families by Ms Sharpe, our Family Adviser; lisa.sharpe@abbotsleaschool.co.uk


Coronavirus and re-opening in September 2020:

We do hope and plan to re-open to all students in September, and, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we will keep this website updated with any changes to the term dates or our onsite provision offer.



All students are encouraged to access our home learning resources located here:

Click here for home learning resources

Welcome to Abbot’s Lea School

Abbot’s Lea School is an outstanding special school that provides the highest quality of education for students aged 3-19 living with Autism and a range of associated communication, interaction, social, imagination, sensory and learning differences.

I feel honoured to be our school’s Headteacher and want to reassure you that, as part of my role, and together with an outstanding team of staff, I will work tirelessly to ensure the best education and care is on offer at our school.

I have always practised an ‘open door’ policy and I really encourage you to take advantage of this – please contact me whenever issues arise – or just come in to say ‘hello’!

Our vision is to create an International Centre of Excellence in Autism Education, Research and Development, where every student and member of staff can be the best that they can be – we hope you join us on our journey!

Mrs A Hildrey, B.Ed(Hons), M.Ed. NPQH, FCCT