About the school

Abbey View School is an alternative Provision Free School established in 2013 to provide education to young people at risk of permanent exclusion from schools across Gloucestershire.  Our three founding schools Cleeve, Chipping Campden, and Tewkesbury all have permanent places available for their students with other schools from Cheltenham and Gloucester now also commissioning places.

Many students attend Abbey View as a short term measure, either during exclusions from their mainstream school or in order to have some time to reflect on their behaviour and conduct.  We have a high success rate with many short term students returning to their secondary schools and making the most of the opportunities presented there.  Other students, often those in year 11, have a more permanent placement at Abbey View and remain with us to the end of their school time.  These students have the opportunity to complete GCSEs in English, Maths, Physics, Art and Photography along with awards accredited by ASDAN as well as other qualifications.

Although an alternative provision, Abbey View is first and foremost a school with an emphasis on achieving the best academic outcomes possible for our students. We have specialist teaching facilities for Science, ICT and Art and have invested in specialist equipment for the provision of Photography. The school day fits with those you would see at many mainstream schools with students moving between rooms, the sort of routines that help support short term students with their re-integration.