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Key Stage 4 & 5 Presentation Evening - posted 14th Sep

Over 170 award winners spanning last year's Years 9-13 celebrated on Thursday evening achievements of a personal, academic and sporting nature at our annual Key Stage 4 & 5 Presentation evening. Hosted by the school's Head girls and Head boy, our distinguished guest, Richard Scott shook the hands of a multitude of young men and women who epitomised the school motto of "Give and Expect the best'.

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Year 11 Prom - posted 12th Jul

The Year 11 prom was held on Wednesday June 27th at our traditional venue of Orsett Hall. Around 185 students and over 25 members of staff attended in the glorious summer sunshine, and as usual our students excelled themselves with their wonderful dresses and suits. Some lovely photographs were taken in the gardens at the hall, and then students sat down for their meal. Later in the evening came the speeches......Harry Chew, Ellie Kynoch, Denisa Beldiman and Emily Smith all made great speeches thanking the staff for their time here, and saying how close a year group they had become. The students thanked Mr Lewis and Mrs Jennings for being their Heads of Year since Year 7, and Mr Lewis was presented with a personalised Chelsea shirt by the students - needless to say, he loves it!

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The Gold award was given to Barking Abbey for its excellence in Healthy living - posted 2nd Jul

Promoting physical activity with students and staff. Students are offered a range of different extra curricular activities before, during and after school from Football, basketball, handball, netball and many more.
 
The canteen has had a review of foods and sugary drinks being sold conducted by the healthy school's co-ordinator Mr Leather with a range of different healthy options now available for students. With the new cashless catering system being introduced it is easier to monitor what students are eating.
 
The school also promotes healthy living through PE and PDC lessons with the effects food can have on the body in future. Healthy foods explained and how these foods can help students with not only physical performance but academic performance in classrooms.
 
The school went through a tough review with evidence having being submitted to a panel of experts in each area.
 
The school also had to complete two projects which lasted one school year. Firstly a selection of individuals targeting to become more active and the second was a whole school year looking at (FGM) female gentile mutilation a very wide case happening in the borough and the world. Students were positive in both projects and feel they learned and achieved how to become and stay active as well as understanding the wider case of FGM and how this is affecting young students of the same age.
 
After many meetings and lots of evidence put forward the award was collected by Mr Leather at City Hall on Thursday 28th June 2018.

 

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Vik Kainth comes back to Barking Abbey - posted 29th Jun

Vik Kaur, a former student came into the Sixth Form to talk to the Year 12 art students. Vik left Barking Abbey in 2010, followed by an art foundation at Chelsea College of Art and then a BA in visual communication. After a couple of years doing jobs he was not happy with he struck out as a freelance digital illustrator. Making his living from commissions, through branding and selling work through websites.

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Maria Balshaw visits Barking Abbey - posted 28th Jun

The school had the pleasure of inviting one of the most powerful ladies in the Art world both here in the UK and across Europe who came to speak to Years 9-13 students on Thursday, 28th June. Maria was appointed CEO of the Tate galleries (both Tate Modern and Britain here in London with the Contemporary in Margate and associated galleries in St. Ives and Liverpool) in 2017 - the first woman to take on this prestigious and powerful role in its 130 year history.

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