Barking Abbey School
Barking and Dagenham, United Kingdom
About Barking Abbey School
Barking Abbey School is a mainstream, co-educational, non-denominational secondary school for children aged 11-18. It situated in Barking, Essex, and there are around 2,000 pupils on its roll.
Founded in 1922, Barking Abbey School was one of the first co-educational grammar schools in England. At the time it was situated in a rural area, but as the town of Barking expanded the school became a focal point of the community. In 1970, Barking Abbey Grammar School merged with Park Modern School to form Barking Abbey School.
The secondary school is now based on two sites: the lower school is on Longbridge Road and the upper school is on Sandringham Road. It has specialist status in sports and humanities.
Values and vision
Barking Abbey School aims to provide world-class teaching and learning to all its students. Staff strive to offer outstanding pastoral care, and to deliver an inclusive and challenging curriculum while offering regular and robust assessment. The secondary school also has a programme of high-quality enrichment classes.
A clear theme running through the school is the positive behaviour of pupils and their excellent attitudes to their work. Pupils are keen to do well and seize the opportunities given by teachers to work hard. They conduct themselves well around the school and are polite and respectful towards others. These attitudes have a strong impact on pupils' achievements because they enable learning to take place without undue interruption.