School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 2 - 18
Type Boarding Day School
Size 300
Bursaries Available

Scholarships are available in various areas including: Academia, Sport, Performing Arts, Art and Design, Music. Our Scholarship week for potential students is held in January.

HeadmasterMr Simon Ruscoe Price

Open Days & Events

We have a number of Open Weeks throughout the year including September and March, though families are welcome to book visits at any time during the year. Virtual tours can also be arranged for families unable to visit the campus in person


We have a limited number of bursaries available for families who would benefit from an education at Abbotsholme but are unable to afford it. Anyone wishing to apply for a bursary should contact us to receive a bursary application pack.

Contact Details

Abbotsholme School

Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 5BS

Abbotsholme School

Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 5BS

Abbotsholme School is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 to 18, situated in wonderful rolling hills and meadows on the border of Staffordshire and Derbyshire, close to the magnificent Peak District. Our 140-acre campus offers the perfect environment to learn, achieve and enjoy a special education that focuses on academic success and character development.

Head's Welcome

I am thrilled to have the opportunity of leading this excellent school in its next exciting chapter as a progressive school in a fantastic setting, built upon British family values driven by excellence for every child in his or her chosen domain.  I remain firmly committed to upholding the Abbotsholme values of honesty, integrity, respect, humility and courage.


Abbotsholme has a range of superb facilities, allowing all of our pupils from Nursery through to Sixth Form to 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. With our own fully working farm, equine centre, incredible outdoor education facilities and our own theatre there really is something for everyone.

Abbotsholme caters for a broad ability range. Academic standards are high with the majority of sixth formers going on to their first-choice university. Breadth and balance shape the curriculum, which aims to develop critical and creative thinking and self-discipline across a wide range of subjects at GCSE and A Level.

The boarding experience at Abbotsholme is a happy one, where staff and pupils know each other well and where every individual shares equal responsibility for the community’s well being and progress. Small, friendly homes are run by resident houseparents as family units. Younger boarders share bright and comfortable dormitories in threes and fours whilst older pupils have single or shared study-bedrooms.

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