Abbot’s Lea School is celebrating 70 years of public service and is now seeking its past staff, students and families to join in!

Abbot’s Lea School in Woolton, Liverpool, is preparing for an array of celebrations as it commemorates its 70th year of service to the children and young people in the city. 

To mark this incredible milestone, the school is searching for past staff, students and their families who would be keen to talk to current students about their time at the school. 

The site on which the school is situated has a rich history. It was first gifted to the community by a soap maker in the early 1900s. Then it was used as a hospital school in World War II. 

Fast forward to 2022, Abbot’s Lea School now prides itself on delivering an innovative approach to education, placing equal focus on: academic progress, specialist therapeutic support and development of life skills to its students age 3-19 with autism and a range of associated communication, interaction, social, imagination, sensory and learning differences. 

Inspired by the Queen’s platinum jubilee, the school is planning its own series of events and activities for students, staff and families to enjoy. A summer fair will take place on Saturday 2 July 2022, concluding the celebrations. 

Headteacher Mrs Ania Hildrey is inviting staff and students who worked or attended the school to return once again. 

She said: “This is a really exciting year for our school, and it would be wonderful to track back alumni from decades ago to come and talk to our students about what Abbot’s Lea was like in their school days and to find out what the school is doing now. This will be really insightful for our students and staff alike, as we learn about the school’s wonderful history and how Abbot’s Lea School has played, and continues to play, an important role in the local community and the city region as a whole. 

“We are currently in the planning stages for our celebrations, with our head boy, head girl and their deputies fully involved in the leadership and management of all the preparations.” 

Any past students, staff or families of Abbot’s Lea School who would like to be part of the 70th celebrations should contact the headteacher via email: or call 0151 428 1161

4 thoughts on “Abbot’s Lea School is celebrating 70 years of public service and is now seeking its past staff, students and families to join in!

  1. Mason Donna
    March 26, 2022 at 10:11 am

    Loved it here, used to live in, was here in the 80s eoyld live to attend the reunion

  2. Lisa Foster
    March 26, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Would love to come abbots Lea saved my life and will forever be my home and close to my heart

  3. John Williams
    March 26, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Hi i would be very interested in the celebration. I attended there in 1971/2 till 74. I have great memories being there.

  4. Gloria St Clair
    April 7, 2022 at 10:19 am

    My grandson attended your school from 2001 until 2013 and really enjoyed his time there I feel that he was so lucky to gain a place there it was a godsend and he came on leaps and bounds over the years would always recommend your school for these special children
    Thank you for all for the care and attention he received from everybody

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