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Sports Results - Week 7 | 22/02/2017

A round-up of sports results from week 7 of the Lent Term by Ben Lawes, Head of Sport.

An Evening with Rory Bremner – Save the Date! | 21/02/2017

We are delighted to announce a very special event, ‘An Evening with Rory Bremner’, which will be held at Milton Abbey School on Saturday 10 June at 7pm.   

Winner of the Milton Abbey Entrepreneur in Residence Competition announced | 21/02/2017

Congratulations to Tom who with his company T.O.M (Totally Original Merchandise) has won the Entrepreneur in Residence Competition, resulting in a prize of £2,000. Many congratulations also go to Ed and Freddie for getting so far in the competition.

Jemima wins her Class in Dressage Competition | 21/02/2017

Many congratulations to Milton Abbey pupil Jemima who came first in her class in her second ever Dressage Competition on her horse 'Pipsqueak' at the Moreton Equestrian Centre earlier this month. Jemima is in her first year in the Sixth Form, studying BTEC Equine Management. 

Congratulations to Alana Brook  | 20/02/2017

​Congratulations to Alana Brook, Milton Abbey’s Organ Scholar and Resident House Tutor in Hodgkinson, who has been made an Associate of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO).   

Charity Cabaret Evening  | 16/02/2017

Milton Abbey pupils held a Charity Cabaret evening last week to raise money for the two School charities – Julia’s House and SKRUM.    

Sports Results - Week 5 | 08/02/2017

A round-up of the sports results from week 5 of the Lent Term by Ben Lawes, Head of Sport.

Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) Land Rover Trip | 08/02/2017

​Design and Technology is a subject that gives our pupils the opportunity to combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking, designing and making real and useful products.

Milton Abbey Prep Schools’ Debating Competition | 06/02/2017

On Wednesday 1st February, we welcomed ten teams from a wide range of local schools who were taking part in the Milton Abbey Prep Schools’ Debating Competition, now in its third year. 

Sports Results - Week 4 | 02/02/2017

A round-up of the sports results from week 4 of the Lent Term by Ben Lawes, Head of Sport.

Making a Splash: an update from the Swimming Team | 30/01/2017

The Milton Abbey Swimming Team has had a fantastic year this far. ​The sport is more popular than ever with many pupils competing, developing their techniques and keeping fit.

History of Art Trip  | 30/01/2017

L6th Form History of Art pupils enjoyed a very productive trip to the London Galleries last week where they visited both The National Gallery and The V and A.

School Shoot | 30/01/2017

A two page feature in the January edition of Dorset Magazine gave our school shoot some great local publicity.   Milton Abbey School is fortunate enough to be one of a small number of schools which runs its own pheasant shoot.

4th and 5th Form Photography and 5th Form Art Trip to London Galleries | 30/01/2017

Last week the 4th and 5th Form photographers visited the Tate Modern to see their exhibition, The Radical Eye, which is a selection of images taken from the extensive private collection of Sir Elton John. 

​Graphic Design Trip to Bristol | 30/01/2017

BTEC Graphic Design pupils had a chance to learn first-hand from practising professionals in a real employment environment when they visited by Green Chameleon, an Award winning design agency based in Bristol.

New Centre for Countryside and Equine Management gets the go ahead | 30/01/2017

We are delighted to have received planning permission for the redevelopment of the old stable block to create our new Centre for Countryside and Equine Management.

​Charity Cabaret Evening | 30/01/2017

After last year’s successful inaugural event, we are delighted to invite you to the second Charity Cabaret Evening at Milton Abbey School on 9th February at 7pm.  This is the night before Half Term and should be a great evening. 

Upcoming Event: ‘Spillikin’ by Pipeline Theatre Company | 30/01/2017

Pipeline Theatre Company are putting on their production of ‘Spillikin’ in the New Barn Theatre on 1st March at 7.30pm.

MASPA Events | 30/01/2017

The Lent Term MASPA Calendar is packed full of interesting and varied events which we hope our parents will enjoy.

Sports Reports - Week 2 | 18/01/2017

A round-up of the sports results from Week 2 of the Lent Term by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport.

Sports Reports - Week 1 | 11/01/2017

A round-up of the sports results from week 1 of the Lent Term by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport.

Mechanics – Jack’s bike is restored to former glory | 05/12/2016

As the ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots will testify, it  took a fair amount of work, dedication and skill to restore Jack’s iconic 1967 BSA to its former glory 

Charlie Walker, ‘A Long Way Home’ | 05/12/2016

We were delighted to welcome Charlie Walker – adventurer, writer, photographer and motivational speaker – to Milton Abbey to give the annual Toby Mann Lecture and the last talk of the term,  'A Long Way Home'.  

U15s Rugby Team – Unbeaten Season | 05/12/2016

Saturday’s games versus Clayesmore were always going to be important fixtures for the Milton Abbey rugby teams but none more so than for the U15s who were yet to be beaten this season. As it turned out this excellent team had another fantastic game, winning 31 – 22.

Milton Abbey Lamb: From Farm to Plate | 01/12/2016

Last Saturday, some of our Sixth Form Hospitality pupils had quite an unusual lesson in Milton Abbey’s  hospitality kitchen courtesy of Trevor Felgate.

Sports Reports - Week 12 | 30/11/2016

A round-up of the sports results from week 12 of the Michaelmas Term, by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport.

Milton Abbey wins Schools’ Shooting Competition  | 30/11/2016

Milton Abbey pupils are celebrating after winning the recent Millfield Shooting Competition – coming 1st to beat 26 other competing school teams.  

Inter-House Sport Update | 23/11/2016

Inter-House Sport update for November from the Director of Sport, Mr Lawes.

Milton Abbey ‘tube’ designs go viral | 15/11/2016

Fourth Form Design and Technology pupils have been learning about Harry Beck’s iconic London Tube map and making their own versions of the design with their take on a Milton Abbey ‘tube’ map and signs. 

Aesthetica Short Film Festival | 15/11/2016

Lower Sixth Creative Media and Photography pupils’ trip to the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York. 

Sports Reports: Week 11 | 15/11/2016

A round-up of the sports results from week 10 of the Michaelmas Term, by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport.

Hospitality Lunch Box Event | 09/11/2016

The Abbot’s Hall was buzzing last Thursday lunchtime with Izzy, Timur and Katie’s ‘Lunch Box’ event.  

Shooting Season gets off to a Flying Start | 09/11/2016

Milton Abbey School is fortunate enough to be one of a small number of schools which runs its own pheasant shoot.  The Schools hosts the shoot on five days during the season with the full cooperation of our neighbours, and is run by the pupils studying Countryside Management BTEC in the Sixth Form, as well as younger pupils in the Fourth and Fifth Form who are studying Countryside and Environment BTEC, with the help of staff and a gamekeeper.

Headmaster’s Lecture, Ben Freeth ‘Taking on a Mafia Regime in Africa’ | 08/11/2016

On Friday 4th November we welcomed Ben Freeth to Milton Abbey to give the last of this term’s Headmaster’s Lectures.  Ben spoke with great impact about the consequences of the current farm invasions campaign in Zimbabwe which has personally affected him and his family.

Sports Reports: Week 10 | 08/11/2016

A round-up of the sports results from week 10 of the Michaelmas Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

Hospitality Pupils’ trip to Switzerland | 07/11/2016

The Middle Sixth Form Hospitality Trip to Switzerland ahead of Half Term was a great success with pupils gaining really valuable insight into the wide range of options available to them on finishing their studies next year.  

Musician and Composer, Francis Shaw (MAA), gives pupil workshop and recital  | 24/10/2016

Composer Francis Shaw, MAA (ex Hambro, and Damer 1956-59) returned to Milton Abbey on Tuesday 18th October to give a piano workshop for pupils and an evening recital in the King’s Room.

MASPA Third and Fourth Form Parents’ Lunch | 17/10/2016

Parents of children in the Third and Fourth Form at Milton Abbey met at The Polish Club in Exhibition Road for a MASPA lunch on Thursday 13th October.

Sports Reports: Week 6 | 17/10/2016

A round-up of the sports results for week 6 of the Michaelmas Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

Music Scholars' Lunchtime Recital  | 14/10/2016

Congratulations to our Music Scholars for a wonderful music recital on 11th October.

Inspiration for pupils at London Galleries | 13/10/2016

Pupils studying Art, Photography and History of Art enjoyed a trip to some of London’s best known Art Galleries on Tuesday 11 October.  

A Harvest Festival with a difference | 12/10/2016

Milton Abbey celebrated Harvest Festival on Sunday 9th October, one of many Christian communities doing so around the country, however this year our focus was on the refugees in Europe.  

Sports Reports: Week 5 | 11/10/2016

A round-up of sports results for week 5 of the Michaelmas Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport. 

Milton Abbey Celebrates Ten Years of Girls | 06/10/2016

Milton Abbey School has been celebrating an important landmark: it is ten years since the school became co-educational.   With girls originally joining Milton Abbey in the sixth form, this changed in 2012 when the school became fully co-educational and now girls are now very much at the centre of everyday life at the school.   

House Sport Report - Week 4 | 05/10/2016

Throughout the school year Houses will compete in different sporting events to see which House will be crowned overall House Sport Champions on Speech Day. 

Sports Reports: Week 3 | 27/09/2016

A round-up of sports results for Week 3 of the Michaelmas Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

MASPA cycling weekend | 26/09/2016

The MASPA calendar of events for the Michaelmas Term got off to a great start with a cycling weekend in Dorset recently.

Girls' Celebration Day success | 23/09/2016

We thank all those families who attended our special Girls' Celebration Day on Sunday 18 September, marking the 10th anniversary of girls at Milton Abbey.

3D Design trip to Mini plant in Oxford | 23/09/2016

Milton Abbey's Lower Sixth Form 3D Design pupils enjoyed a fascinating trip to the BMW Mini plant in Oxford yesterday.

Sports Report: Week 2 | 20/09/2016

A round-up of sports results from Week 2 of the Michaelmas Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

Milton Abbey hosts pre-season rugby training | 13/09/2016

Milton Abbey played hosts to a weekend of pre-season rugby training, before the start of the Michaelmas Term this year.

Milton Abbey shortlisted for TES Independent School Award | 13/09/2016

Milton Abbey has been shortlisted for the Marketing/Communications Campaign of the Year award at the TES Independent School Awards 2016.

Sports Report: Week 1 | 12/09/2016

A round-up of sports results from Week 1 of the Michaelmas Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

Articles by Alastair Bruce and Magnus Bashaarat in latest edition of School House magazine | 12/09/2016

Milton Abbey has been featured in two articles in the Autumn/Winter edition of School House magazine, written by former pupil, Sky News commentator and historical advisor to Downton Abbey Alastair Bruce, and Headmaster Magnus Bashaarat.

Milton Abbey features in Country Life's 'beautiful schools' article | 08/09/2016

We were delighted to see Milton Abbey featured in Country Life's Guide to Good Schools supplement this month, in an article celebrating the 16 finest-looking schools in the country.

Celebration of Girls Day - Sunday 18 September | 05/09/2016

Girls currently in years 7 and 8 are warmly invited to attend our special Celebration of Girls Day on Sunday 18 September.

Headmaster, Magnus Bashaarat, advises, "Keep your options open and choose a school that offers both A Levels and BTECs" | 01/09/2016

Milton Abbey's Headmaster, Magnus Bashaarat, was invited to contribute to an article featured in the Telegraph today which examines the question of whether a child's future options will be narrowed if they pursue a vocational qualification.

GCSE results success | 26/08/2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Fifth Form on their GCSE results.  Milton Abbey has bucked the national trend and seen a continuation of its improved performance this year.

Excellent results for Milton Abbey A Level and BTEC pupils | 19/08/2016

Many congratulations to the Middle Sixth Formers who have achieved an excellent set of results in this year's A Levels and Level 3 BTEC qualifications.

Review of Milton Abbey's Edinburgh Fringe performance | 18/08/2016

A review of Milton Abbey pupils' performance at the recent Edinburgh Fringe Children's Show has been featured in Primary Times magazine.

Events for the Michaelmas Term - tickets now available! | 15/08/2016

We are delighted to announce our fantastic programme of events for the Michaelmas Term, which are open for pupils, parents, staff, friends, family and members of the public to attend.  

'Budding business minds follow a different path at Milton Abbey' - article in today's Telegraph | 16/07/2016

An article by Anthony Gardner has featured in today's The Telegraph, highlighting Milton Abbey's unique BTEC programme and 'Entrepreneur in Residence' scheme.

£1.2m HLF funding secured for Milton Abbey Church | 12/07/2016

Milton Abbey School is delighted to report news that the Heritage Lottery Fund has approved a grant of over £1.2 million, allowing significant essential repair works to be carried out to the Abbey church.

Duke of Edinburgh expedition to Cerne Abbas | 06/07/2016

The last week of the Summer Term saw groups of Fourth and Lower Sixth Form pupils set off on a two-day Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition.

Speech Day 2016 | 04/07/2016

Speech Day was once again a wonderful occasion this year - a day filled with events in celebration of the achievements of Milton Abbey pupils.

Pupils enjoy visit from Charge Bikes | 01/07/2016

We were delighted to welcome Charge Bikes to Milton Abbey yesterday, who brought with them a selection of their demo and prototype bikes for our pupils to ride.

MASPA trip to Tuscany | 27/06/2016

Milton Abbey School Parents Association (MASPA) enjoyed a wonderful weekend in Tuscany.

Sports Report: Week 10 | 27/06/2016

A round up of sports results from Week 10 of the Summer Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

Business Week at Milton Abbey | 23/06/2016

Milton Abbey's Lower Sixth Form pupils spent the penultimate week of term taking part in 'Business Week'.

Primary schools' golf event | 23/06/2016

Sixteen Milton Abbey Lower Sixth Form pupils hosted a primary schools' golf event at Milton Abbey yesterday, a fantastic event which gave 60 visiting children an introduction to golf.

Milton Abbey International Music Festival: 25 - 30 July | 22/06/2016

With just over a month until the start of our 2016 Milton Abbey International Music Festival and Summer School, we are delighted to share with you our programme of concerts spanning the week.

CB300 - Guidance for visitors | 22/06/2016

Please find here a useful guide for all visitors planning a trip to Milton Abbey this summer as part of the Capability Brown celebrations.

Parents enjoy MASPA vintage and classic car visit | 14/06/2016

There was a great turnout of parents and friends on Saturday 12 June for a private tour of Robert and Tanya Lewis's private collection of vintage and classic cars.

Sports Report: Week 8 | 14/06/2016

A round up of sports results from Week 8 of the Summer Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

£1400 and counting raised at the Friends of Milton Abbey School Summer Fete! | 13/06/2016

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our wonderful Friends of Milton Abbey School Summer Fete on Saturday, helping us to raise over £1,400 for Julia's House and Walking With The Wounded.

Co-founder of Carphone Warehouse, David Ross, announced as School's next Entrepreneur in Residence | 10/06/2016

We are delighted to announce that David Ross, co-founder of The Carphone Warehouse, is to be our next Entrepreneur in Residence for 2016/2017.

Friends of Milton Abbey School Summer Fete - this Saturday! | 07/06/2016

As the weekend approaches we are busy with preparations for our third annual Friends of Milton Abbey School Summer Fete, taking place this Saturday from 2pm to 4pm.

Miesje competes in Boarding Schools' Bake Off! | 26/05/2016

Fourth Form pupil Miesje took part in the South West heats of the Boarding Schools Association Bake Off competition yesterday, held at Millfield School.

Sports Report: Week 5 | 23/05/2016

A round up of sports results from Week 5 of the Summer Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

Milton Abbey named in 'School Report' vocational learning article | 20/05/2016

Milton Abbey has featured in a recent report on BTECs and vocational learning, by 'School Report' magazine.

MASPA trip to Kent | 19/05/2016

There was a great turnout of current and former parents for the MASPA visit to the Kentish gardens earlier this month.

BTEC Countryside Management pupils hatch pheasant chicks | 17/05/2016

​Our Lower Sixth Form BTEC Countryside Management pupils have successfully hatched their first batch of pheasant chicks.

Alexandra wins race at Wincanton | 16/05/2016

We send our congratulations to Milton Abbey's Alexandra Geldard who won her race at Wincanton Race Course on Saturday.

CCF Biennial Inspection Day | 13/05/2016

This week saw a CCF Biennial Inspection take place at Milton Abbey.

Sports Report: Week 3 | 09/05/2016

A round up of sports results from Week 3 of the Summer Term, by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport.

Milton Abbey teams complete Ten Tors 2016! | 09/05/2016

Well done to Milton Abbey's Junior and Senior Ten Tors Teams, who completed this year's challenge over the course of the weekend.

Milton Abbey Life Governors enjoy visit and lunch | 06/05/2016

We were delighted to welcome back a number of our Life Governors and their guests for a visit to the School this week.

Open Day: Saturday 14 May | 04/05/2016

Milton Abbey's next Open Day will be held on Saturday 14 May, when you are invited to come and experience a little of life at our beautiful School.

BTEC Music pupils deliver workshop to Milborne St Andrew First School | 26/04/2016

Milton Abbey's BTEC Music Diploma pupils have just returned from delivering a series of workshops to children at Milborne St Andrew First School.

Hospitality pupils visit the Seaside Boarding House | 26/04/2016

Today our Lower Sixth Form Hospitality pupils enjoyed a visit to the Seaside Boarding House in Burton Bradstock.  They were kindly hosted by former pupil Nick Smallwood who is on the Board of the establishment.

Milton Abbey boys selected for county hockey team | 25/04/2016

Congratulations to Milton Abbey's Vlad, Oscar and Lucas who have been selected to play hockey for Dorset.

Sports Report: Week 1 | 25/04/2016

A round-up of sports results from Week 1 of the Summer Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

New Milton Abbey Summer Sailing School! | 20/04/2016

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new Milton Abbey Summer Sailing School for summer 2016.

Arts University Bournemouth students film at Milton Abbey | 20/04/2016

Milton Abbey was transformed into a film set over the Easter holiday, when a crew of 25 Arts University Bournemouth students came to shoot a film sequence on site.

100% pass rate in Cambridge English Language exams | 19/04/2016

We send our congratulations to five Milton Abbey pupils who achieved a 100% pass rate in their Cambridge English Language exams at the end of last term.

Margaret of Anjou | 06/04/2016

The last week of the Lent Term saw this year's Main School Production take place in the reconfigured New Barn Theatre.

MASPA programme for the Summer Term! | 04/04/2016

We are pleased to announce that the programme of MASPA (Milton Abbey School Parents' Association) events for the Summer Term is now available.

Summer Term events programme | 01/04/2016

We are delighted to release our programme of events for the Summer Term, including drama and music performances, a Headmaster's Lecture, our annual Friends of Milton Abbey School Summer Fete together with the return of the Milton Abbey International Music Festival.

International Space Station book published by former pupil David Nixon | 01/04/2016

Former Milton Abbey pupil David Nixon (Damer, 1964), has become the first person to publish a comprehensive history of the International Space Station.

Pupils visit No 10 Downing Street | 21/03/2016

Mr Porter and Mrs Bashaarat took 8 pupils on a trip to London last Thursday, to visit the Palace of Westminster and No 10 Downing Street.

Girls' Fun Day - Sunday 12 June | 21/03/2016

We are looking forward to hosting a special Girls' Fun Day event on Sunday 12 June, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of girls at Milton Abbey School.

Pupils attend Cambridge Masterclasses | 21/03/2016

Two Year 12 pupils attended Masterclasses in Corpus Christi College at the University of Cambridge last week.

Sports Report: Week 11 | 21/03/2016

A round-up of sports results from Week 11 of the Lent Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

Hospitality pupils visit the Edge Hotel School | 17/03/2016

Milton Abbey's Lower Sixth Form Hospitality pupils are currently enjoying a visit to the Edge Hotel School at the University of Essex.

Pupils attend Senior Gifted and Talented Conference | 16/03/2016

Pupils from Milton Abbey were fortunate enough to attend a Senior Gifted and Talented Conference at Oxford Town Hall earlier this month, where they enjoyed a varied lecture programme from a range of guest speakers.

'Margaret of Anjou': Monday 21 - Wednesday 23 March | 15/03/2016

Join us next Monday to Wednesday for this year's Main School Production of 'Margaret of Anjou'.

Painter's Hall Reception | 14/03/2016

We were delighted to welcome current and former parents, alumni and Friends of Milton Abbey School to a reception at Painter's Hall in London on Thursday evening.

Sports Report: Week 10 | 14/03/2016

A round-up of sports results from Week 10 of the Lent Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

Music workshop with Reuben James | 11/03/2016

Earlier this week we welcomed established songwriter and jazz pianist Reuben James to Milton Abbey.  

Milton Abbey welcomes Round Square exchange pupils | 25/02/2016

We were delighted to welcome two Fifth Form Round Square pupils this term, who came to Milton Abbey as part of the Round Square exchange programme to experience life at a British boarding school.

Paris Choir Tour | 18/02/2016

Thirty-one Milton Abbey choristers this week returned from a successful tour to Paris, where they enjoyed visiting and performing in some of the city's most famous landmarks.

"Independent schools must give BTECs equal prominence to A Levels" - Telegraph article by Milton Abbey's Headmaster | 08/02/2016

An article featured in the Telegraph today, written by Milton Abbey's Headmaster, stresses that vocational courses must no longer be overlooked.

'New vocationalism' review features in Independent School Magazine | 26/01/2016

We were pleased to see a review of our recent 'Future of Vocational Learning' conference featured in this month's Independent Schools Magazine.

Work begins on vegetable patch for local nursery | 22/01/2016

A group of Milton Abbey pupils have begun work on a project to create a new vegetable patch for local nursery, Stickleberries, in nearby Winterborne Stickland.

Ski trip to Alpe D'huez | 11/01/2016

At the end of the Michaelmas Term, 19 Sixth Form pupils enjoyed a ski trip to the resort of Alpe D'huez.

Milton Abbey features in BBC Sport's 'best cricket grounds in the world' feature | 04/01/2016

We were delighted to find Milton Abbey's marvellous cricket ground named in a BBC Sport cricket feature yesterday.

Good Schools Guide Review | 13/11/2015

We were pleased to receive a visit from the Good Schools Guide team recently.  They spent a day at the School speaking with pupils and staff members, exploring the beautiful site, and absorbing life at Milton Abbey.

Enterprise Workshop with Johnnie Boden | 12/10/2015

On Friday 9 October we were privileged to welcome Johnnie Boden, leader of this year's 'Entrepreneur in Residence' competition, who ran a workshop session with our BTEC Enterprise and Entrepreneurship pupils.

Bursary Launch Reception | 22/05/2015

We were delighted to launch the new Milton Abbey Bursary Programme at a reception at the School on 21 May, which was attended by donors, Governors, current and former staff and pupils.

Johnnie Boden to lead Milton Abbey's third successive 'Entrepreneur in Residence' competition | 20/05/2015

Johnnie Boden, Executive Chairman and Founder of the Boden global clothing brand has been announced as the leader of Milton Abbey's third successive 'Entrepreneur in Residence' competition.

Excellent ISI Inspection result for Milton Abbey | 05/05/2015

A recent ISI report found that Milton Abbey is 'highly successful in achieving its aim to enable each pupil to achieve their academic potential', and the contribution of teaching throughout the School was deemed 'excellent'.