Posted On: 28 Mar 2019

Preparing for Adulthood

At Abbey Hill Academy, we aim to provide a world class provision for young people who access highly specialised teaching, outstanding pastoral care and a range of dedicated services.

Our strongest intention is to ensure that all our young people are well prepared for adulthood and achieve their true potential.

At Abbey Hill Academy we strongly believe that the curriculum should provide a broad and balanced, inspiring experience for all students. All our students are unique and so the challenge for us is to create an innovative and motivating curriculum that meets the needs of every single young person in our care.

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is focused on offering our students key learning experiences that will prepare them for the future. Core skills in reading, writing, communication, Mathematics, ICT, science, art, PSHE, enterprise and PE form our core curriculum and are delivered by specialists at the appropriate level. We then enhance this core learning with a wide range of vocational subjects that have been chosen by our students. Our vocational options are delivered through our Open Award Skills for Further Learning and Employment Diploma - "Preparing for Adulthood".

All these subjects credit the SFLE Diploma at Entry Level 1, 2 or 3.


Animal care

Art, Craft and Design

Business Studies


Digital Media (Photography)

Food, Drink and Hospitality

Hair and Beauty

Health and Social Care



Performing Arts

Product Design


Sport, Health and Fitness


Students at Abbey Hill Academy look forward to Tuesday and Thursday afternoon sessions. They love active learning in subjects that they have chosen. Our students have wonderful career dreams and aspirations and our Open Award Diploma allows them to investigate potential future life choices through very real, challenging and engaging experiences.

Students moving in to year 10 or 11 next September will be asked to look at options choices over the May half term holiday. Look out for our ‘Preparing for Adulthood: Dreams and Aspirations’ booklet coming out soon.

Our options event 2018 will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 6th June to offer you and your child further support and guidance. Save the date.

Abbey Hill Academy
Ketton Road
Stockton on Tees
TS19 8BU

Tel: 01642 677113

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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