Latest News Please see below for latest news stories from Milton Abbey and consider following us on Twitter and Facebook for more news and updates. Inform > Latest News School Farm – Spring Update | 28/04/2017 An update from Milton Abbey's School Farm which for the past three years has been developed with a view to becoming a workable, financially self-sustaining small holding. Franco Manca chefs go wild for our garlic | 28/04/2017 Head chefs from Franco Manca, the sourdough pizza restaurant chain with 34 pizzerias in London and southern England, descended en masse to Milton Abbey School on Wednesday, lured by tales of our delicious wild garlic. Rose Prince teams up with Milton Abbey hospitality pupils ahead of Summer Fete | 28/04/2017 This term the hospitality department is delighted to welcome Rose Prince, journalist, columnist and cookery writer, who will be supporting the Lower Sixth Form pupils with one of their BTEC units. MASPA dates for your diary | 28/04/2017 This term MASPA has organised some fantastic events – do have a look at what is on offer and book your place as soon as possible. Tickets available: Clay Pigeon Shooting Day in support to the Milton Abbey Toby Mann Fund | 28/04/2017 Many of you will know of the Toby Mann Fund, set up by Toby’s parents following the tragic death of their son during his gap year in 2004. The Toby Mann Fund has enabled many children at Milton Abbey to flourish academically and pastorally. Easter Pre-Season Tennis Camp in Portugal | 27/04/2017 Over the Easter holidays a group of 19 Milton Abbey pupils headed to Portugal for a week long Pre-Season Tennis Training Camp at the Val de Lobo Tennis Academy. Admissions events in May – come and experience a little of life in this beautiful small school. | 27/04/2017 We have some great events for prospective pupils taking place this month at Milton Abbey – please do consider them for a younger sibling or let friends with younger children know about them as they are sure to be great fun. Milton Abbey hosts prep school girls’ cricket | 27/04/2017 On Wednesday 26th April Milton Abbey School hosted six girls’ cricket matches between Port Regis and Chafyn Grove. An Evening with Rory Bremner – Tickets selling fast | 27/04/2017 Join us for a very special fundraising event, ‘An Evening with Rory Bremner’, at Milton Abbey School on Saturday 10 June at 7pm. The Week's Independent Schools' Guide 2017 | 26/04/2017 Headmaster Magnus Bashaarat was invited to write an article for The Week’s Independent Schools' Guide for 2017. Sports Results - Week 1 | 25/04/2017 A round-up of sports results from week 1 of the Summer Term by Ben Lawes, Head of Sport. Ralph wins County Cross Country Competition | 21/03/2017 Head Boy Ralph capped off a remarkable cross country season at Canford School on Thursday when he was presented with the trophy for the Dorset Independent Schools' Cross Country Champion beating the best athletes from local rivals including Bryanston, Sherborne, Clayesmore and Canford. Taster Day for prospective pupils | 21/03/2017 Our Taster Day on Friday 17 March was full to bursting with prospective pupils who arrived in glorious spring sunshine ready for an action packed day. MAA Grant Briefing Event – Marcello and The Silk Road | 20/03/2017 We were delighted to welcome Marcello back to Milton Abbey this week. Marcello, a former pupil and member of Hambro, is currently studying Anthropology and Archaeology at St. Hugh's College, Oxford. Hospitality Pupils trip to Elystan Street and Durrants, London | 17/03/2017 This week our Middle Sixth Form Hospitality pupils enjoyed a wonderfully informative and enjoyable trip to London. Sports Results - Week 10 | 15/03/2017 A round-up of sports results from week 10 of the Lent Term by Ben Lawes, Head of Sport. Art and Photography Spring Exhibition | 15/03/2017 The Milton Abbey Art and Photography Spring Exhibition took place in the School’s Tuck Shop for the second year running on the night before Exeat. Archie plays polo for England | 08/03/2017 Archie, a Fourth Form pupil at Milton Abbey, recently took part in the Polo Training Foundation’s International Cup in Florida. Sports Results - Week 9 | 07/03/2017 A round-up of sports results from week 9 of the Lent Term by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport. Nick Wheeler announced as next Entrepreneur in Residence | 06/03/2017 Milton Abbey School is delighted to announce that Nick Wheeler, the founder and Chairman of the shirt brand Charles Tyrwhitt, will be the next Entrepreneur in Residence for 2017/18. Round Square Exchange: Lexie in Lima! | 02/03/2017 Milton Abbey Fourth Former Lexie has arrived safe and sound in Lima, Peru, this week to start her Round Square exchange at Markham College. Sports Results - Week 8 | 01/03/2017 A round-up of sports results from week 8 of the Lent Term by Ben Lawes, Head of Sport. Headmaster’s Lecture – Harry Hook | 28/02/2017 On Friday evening we were delighted to welcome back Harry Hook who was at Milton Abbey in Hambro House between1972-76. Hambro Housemaster, Henry Stoot, writes about the recent Iceland trip | 28/02/2017 Sara Burton and I took 25 pupils to Iceland over the first few days of Half Term. We left school early with a real sense of excitement but that was soon extinguished by the news of a nine hour flight delay. We eventually arrived in Reykjavik at 3 am and we all headed straight to bed. MASPA Art Tour with John Martin | 27/02/2017 Milton Abbey Parents’ Association’s (MASPA) art tour with John Martin, owner of John Martin of London, on 23 February was a fantastic opportunity to see and find out about some of the best exhibitions currently on show in London. Yes Chef Competition - Vasily reaches the Semi Finals | 27/02/2017 Congratulations to Vasily who got through to the semi-finals of the competitive 2017 Yes Chef Competition which took place on Wednesday 22nd February. Countryside Management pupils help with lambing | 27/02/2017 Countryside Management pupils spent the day at Kingston Maurward College on Sunday 26th February helping in their lambing sheds. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. MASPA trip to Tuscany | 27/06/2016 Milton Abbey School Parents Association (MASPA) enjoyed a wonderful weekend in Tuscany. 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. 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. 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. 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. "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. 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. 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'.