Dear Families,

Our team of experts, led by Mrs Hildrey, our Headteacher, and supported by Mrs Tobin (her Deputy), is working in collaboration with you and local services to ensure our students are safe, happy and engaged in their learning.

This page contains the main information about our safeguarding and specialist support, as well as resources and contacts available for you.

Please, do not hesitate to call and discuss any problems or concerns.

Family Support Contacts

💬 Emily Tobin – Deputy Headteacher – deputy@abbotsleaschool.co.uk
💬 Lisa Sharpe – Safeguarding Officer – lisa.sharp@abbotsleaschool.co.uk
💬Sharon Heller – Safeguarding Assistant – sharon.heller@abbotsleaschool.co.uk

  • If your query relates to a safeguarding matter please send it to safeguarding@abbotsleaschool.co.uk and a member of staff will contact you.
  • If you believe that a child is in imminent danger, call the Police on 999.
  • If you need urgent mental health support, call NHS on 111, or the NHS website can help you find an urgent mental health helpline.

Family Engagement and Support

As a school, we work in partnership with families. As part of that work, we organise different events and activities for families to engage in:

  • Training sessions and advice
  • Signposting to support available
  • Workshops and cultural sessions
  • Coffee mornings
  • School tours for families

Please, keep an eye on our school social media and ParentMail. If you have changed your email address, please contact the main reception to update us (reception@abbotsleaschool.co.uk), so you don’t miss out on these invites and other vital information.


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School Uniform Shop

Our nearly new second-hand uniform shop is available to all families, where you can purchase any item for just £1. All items will have been washed (unless donated new with tags) and we will only sell items, which we believe to be in very good condition.

We have Sweatshirts, Jumpers, Polo Shirts, Shirts, Trousers, Shorts and Blazers all in various sizes.
Please contact our Family Adviser, Lisa Sharpe via email: lisa.sharpe@abbotsleaschool.co.uk


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Listening Ear

You might be struggling emotionally and looking for strategies to help you cope. Or maybe you just need to talk to someone who understands the extra challenges you face and who can point you in the right direction to get the support you need for your family.

Contact Charity organisation offer 1-1 telephone appointments with a family support adviser for parent carers looking for a listening ear, reassurance and practical and emotional support.

Making an appointment is simple: Visit their Eventbrite page, choose the day (morning, afternoon or evening), and when you register choose the time slot you want.

Appointments are regularly updated and are subject to availability.

Exam Support

For Abbot’s Lea School the exams form part of the final assessments, which we use in accordance to the exam board we use. Our exam board is the Open Awards.

Exams are an opportunity for the students to show how much they have learned, but they can also cause stress and anxiety. Together with our class teams, families are a crucial support element for students. For that reason, we are helping you support your child with information, preparation strategies, and stress-relieving tips.


Do you have any suggestions?

We invite all students and families to send their own suggestions about what Abbot’s
Lea School should do next to be the best specialist school in the world for you!
Please send your ideas, suggestions and tips to: feedback@abbotsleaschool.co.uk
No idea is too big or too small and, whilst we will probably not be able to please all of
the requests, we are really keen to hear from as many of you as possible!


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