Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College, Barking, Essex, IG11 9AG
This job expired on 25 February 2022
Expected start date
As soon as possible
25 February 2022 at 12:00pm
20 January 2022
About Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College
- School type
- Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
- Education phase
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- School size
- 2198 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
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- School website
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Barking Abbey was founded in 1922 as one of the first co-educational grammar schools in England. At the time, it was situated in a largely rural area, with fields and farmland close by. Gradually, as Barking began to expand as a residential centre, the school became the focal point for the community with an educational provision of national standing.
In 1970, Barking Abbey Grammar School was merged with Park Modern School to form what has now become ‘Barking Abbey School: A Specialist Sports and Humanities College’.
Many traditions of the old schools remain, but with important developments to enable the school and its pupils to be fully prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of life in the twenty-first century. One thing remains central, however: we are an outstanding success.
Barking Abbey is a mixed school of approximately 2,000 pupils. It is traditionally heavily oversubscribed and each year takes 360 new pupils.
The school draws its pupils from a large number of primary and junior schools particularly from the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge.
Barking Abbey has a very large Sixth Form with approximately 450 students. A large range of AS, A2 and BTEC courses is available to our 16-19 year olds.
The school is currently undergoing an expansion programme which is increasing the school number from nine to twelve forms of entry. We are gradually evolving the school into a dual campus model which will eventually accommodate Year 7 to 11 at both of our campuses- Longbridge and Sandringham. We are currently in the third year of this five year expansion programme.
We are proud of the fact that we are a multi-cultural community and we seek to celebrate our diversity in as many ways as possible. Tolerance of, respect for, and understanding of others are vital aspects of preparing young people for adult life. This ethos is what underpins our school motto:
“Barking Abbey School is a place where everyone gives and expects the best” and where everyone can say, “I belong”.
Arranging a visit to Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College
With the current restrictions in place this is not possible. However, we are able to offer a virtual visit from 3pm. This will be chance for you to ask questions and to find out more about specific aspects of the school in order to tailor your application. It will not be part of the interview process. Email to book an appointment.
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