About Abbotsholme

Abbotsholme School

Abbotsholme is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 to 18, situated in wonderful rolling hills and meadows, on the banks of the River Dove, on the border of Staffordshire and Derbyshire, UK.

Abbotsholme School provides a progressive education for today’s world. developing enquiring minds and independent thinkers through respect, honesty, humility, integrity and courage.

The 140-acre campus offers the perfect environment to learn, achieve and enjoy a special education that focuses on academic success and character development. With superb facilities, all Abbotsholme School pupils from Pre-Prep through to Sixth Form, have the opportunity to participate and excel in an extensive programme of sports, outdoor education, agriculture and equine activities as well as the creative arts, music and drama.

Abbotsholme School aims to prepare each pupil for the whole of life through a balanced, flexible and challenging curriculum fostering a sense of self-worth, enthusiasm for learning and ambition for the future.

Boarding at Abbotsholme

Abbotsholme has four main boarding houses in the senior school with Housemasters and Housemistresses who oversee the care of pupils from Year 7 to 13. These boarding facilities have a range of options to suit you. Abbotsholme can provide Flexible accommodation which could be for a few nights each week, a weekly boarding option allowing students to stay Monday – Friday and full boarding which includes weekends.

Abbotsholme boarding population comprises of students from the UK and 10 countries internationally and helps to shape the culturally rich and diverse community of which they are extremely proud.


Type of School Co-educational
School Address Abbotsholme School, Rocester, Doveridge, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 5BS
Number of Pupils 247
Pupils Prep 52
Number of Boarders 70
International Boarders 25
Age Range 2 -18
Religious Tradition Christian
Distance from Airports

Heathrow 146 miles ; Gatwick 182 miles; Birmingham International Airport 45 miles

Distance from London

145 miles

School Links

Nursery and pre-prep form part of the main school

Educational Programmes

GCSE; A Level; BTECS in Sport, Agriculture and Performing Arts

Co-Curricular Programmes

Huge range of competitive sport; climbing and many other outdoor pursuits; art and music; bee-keeping; horse riding.