The Abbey School
Kent, United Kingdom
About The Abbey School
The Abbey School is a co-educational 11-19 academy 1,016 students (180 in the sixth form) situated on the rural outskirts of the pretty market town of Faversham with excellent links to London. We became a stand alone academy in August 2011. We are unique in that we have an Autism Centre which offers outstanding provision for 32 autistic students who are fully integrated into mainstream lessons and all aspects of school life. We are a highly inclusive non-selective school with rising rolls drawing from 32 feeder primary schools. We employ over 200 staff and are the second largest employer in the town. Staff turnover is low and staff morale is very high. The school’s recruitment and retention of staff is excellent, we offer outstanding Continued Professional Development. All departments are staffed with highly qualified, committed professionals with a degree in their field of expertise.
Values and vision
The Abbey School believes that if a child feels safe and happy, they will achieve. It aims to be a school where students reach their full potential and develop into confident young adults with all the education and personal skills required to become a responsible member of society. The Abbey School is a business and enterprise academy and its motto is “Be the best you can be”.
The school's core values form the acronym RESPECT: responsibility, equality, success, partnerships, empowerment, care and teamwork. The Abbey School understands the importance of continuity at this important stage of a child’s education and development, as well as the importance of giving children self-confidence and belief in their abilities, in order to help them succeed.
Ofsted February 2017 confirmed the school continues to provide a good education for all its pupils.
"There are high levels of aspiration among the pupils and students in a strongly supportive environment. This creates an atmosphere where pupils and students develop as individuals and are prepared for life as responsible members of the community"