Barking Abbey School
Barking Abbey School
Sandringham Road
IG11 9AG

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Exam Timetable 2015

Please click here for the 2015 Exam Timetable

Parent Governor Vacancies

The governing body of Barking Abbey School currently has two Parent Governor Representative vacancies. If you are interested in this please click here for further information and a Nomination Form

Sixth Form Applications for 2015 are now open.

Please click here for the application form and further information

Barking Abbey Open Afternoon is on Tuesday 27 January held between 4 and 6pm at the Sandringham Road site.

Presentation by the Headteacher and Heads of 6th form at 5pm - tours between 4 and 5pm and 5.30 and 6pm.
It is preferred that students are accompanied by an adult


Post-16 Evening 2015 Intake - CLICK HERE

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Barking Abbey School has been chosen to become an Expert Centre for the new Global Learning Programme (GLP) for England, funded by the Department for International Development.

The GLP is a free programme of support for schools that can help enhance teaching and learning about global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3.

We are inviting local primary and secondary schools to join our network and take advantage of the FREE peer-led CPD we are running from September 2014,  as part of our role as GLP Expert Centre.

To find out more about the opportunities that the GLP can offer your teachers and pupils, please contact Manju Nair via email at 

For more information click here

To register your school as a GLP Partner click here

For upcoming CPD sessions at Barking Abbey School please click here

GCSE Results

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This has been an exceptionally successful year for the Year 11 students at Barking Abbey.  At a time of great volatility and dire warnings from the Examination Boards, 2014 has been one of our best years ever.  Congratulations to all the students for their hard work and determination, and we look forward to welcoming a record number into our sixth form in order to continue their successful academic careers.  Well done to all!



5+ A*-C Grades (inc. English and mathematics


5+ A*-C grades (Level 2 at 16 measure)


5+ A*-G grades (inc English and mathematics


5+ A*-G grades (Level 1 at 16 measure)


A*/A grade in English


A*/A grade in mathematics


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A-Level Results 2014

We congratulate our Year 13 students on a superb set of A level and BTEC results.  At A level, 98% of all grades were at A*-E, nearly three-quarters were at A*-C; 47% at A*-B, and over 5% at A*.  Almost all students have gained a place at the university or employment of their choice.

Special mention must go to Hasan Mahmood for 4 A*s and a place at Cambridge to read Maths;  Manesh Patel for 3A*s and 1A and a place at Cambridge to read Engineering;  Conor Ryan for 3A*s and 1 A and a place at Bristol to read Aero Space Engineering;  Martynas Saltenis for 3A*s and a place at Warwick to read Maths;  Omar Haque for 2A*s and 2As and a place at Imperial to read Maths;  Liam Harding for 1A* and 2As and a place at LSE to read History;  and Beatrice Quarshie for 3As and a place at Loughborough to read English Literature.

Congratulations to all the successful BTEC Diploma and Extended Diploma students.  Many gained starred Distinctions and special mention must go to the following for triple D*:

Maiklas Vasiliauskas   Sport & Exercise
Yvan Zahui                  Sport & Exercise
Oniekah Love              Performing Arts Dance
Beth Stainsbury           Performing Arts Dance
Mubarik Ahmad          Business
Mariam Keyani           Business
Amenah Rana             Business

and to the following for double D*:

Amy Morgan               Performing Arts Dance
Jessica Odewole          Sport & Exercise

These results reflect the hard work and dedication of the whole year group. They are a credit to themselves and their families. Well done to you all!

SIMS Learning Gateway LogoThe current system used to check the progress of your children (ePortal) is being replaced from the start of the Autumn Term by the SIMS Learning Gateway service.  Using this service parents can check the progress of each child enrolled at the school while students can check their own progress record.

The new service gives access to the following:

  • Parental overview of all children enrolled at the school
  • Checking Timetables
  • Live attendance marks and statistics
  • Behaviour and Achievement Reporting
  • School Reports
  • Electronic Copies of Letters sent home
  • The ability to request updates to personal details (subject to proof of change)
  • Notices and announcements

Usernames and passwords will be issued to all parents and students individually in the new academic year by letter in the Autumn Term.

The ePortal will remain up and running if you require records prior to the changeover

September 2014: Returning to School

Please see below for beginning of term arrangements for students



First day of Autumn Term
12 noon–1.00 pm Year 13 Registration - Students to go to 6th form Common Room




8.30 a.m.          Year 7 students– lessons begin
10.00 a.m.         Year 9 students in school until 1.00 p.m.




8.30 a.m.          Year 8 students - lessons begin
                        Year 9 students - lessons begin
                        Year 10 students - go to main hall
10.45 a.m.         Year 11 students - go to main hall




Year 12 & 13 timetables available




Year 12 visit to Stubbers




8.30 a.m.          Year 13 students timetable starts
                        Year 12 students timetable starts


2014 - 15 Term Dates

Please click here for next year's term and holiday dates

Summer Uniform

Please click here to view the letter to parents regarding Summer Uniform

Phone Number Changes

Please note the main numbers for contacting the school and reporting your child absent have changed, please click here for the updated numbers.

Religious Observance

Please see below for amended guidelines regarding taking your child out of school for religious observance, these differ slightly from those emailed to parents earlier this week.

The school MUST be informed, in advance, if you wish to take your child out of
school for a religious festival. The school allows one day to be taken for religious observance for which a request form should be completed in advance.

Barking Abbey School 2012/13 Sporting Success

2012/13 has been another great year for Barking Abbey's sports teams, click here for more details

Exam Results

Barking Abbey is delighted to announce our examinations results for 2013.

Our results rose, despite a drop in results nationally at both A level and GCSE.

For the sixth form, the pass rate for Grades A*-E went up to 99.4%; for Grades A*-C it rose to 74.1% and for Grades A*-A it was 16.4%. The Average Points Score per entry rose again to 221.6 (12% above the national average).

At GCSE, 5 or more A*-C Grades including English and Maths went up to 65.4% while the overall 5 or more Grades at A*-C increased to 88.4% (well above the national average). 52 students gained at least 5 A* and A grades.

Congratulations to all the students and staff who worked so hard to ensure that these results were some of the best in the school’s history.

Important Notice for Parents

There is a change to the law on authorising holidays during term time, with effect from this September.  There is also a further change to penalty notices.  Please click here for more information from the DFE

The government are removing, from the 2006 Registration Regulations, reference to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

European students explore multicultural London on exchange with Barking school

Please click here for the newspaper article watch the video below


Aiming high for your GCSEs this summer?

We are delighted to announce a new High Performance Programme for our September 2013 intake into Year 12. This is designed for students with at least 6 A* and A grades at GCSE and will give you an individual programme of contacts, support and guidance to the Top 40 universities including the Russell Group and Oxbridge.

To find out more, click here

OFSTED Report: Our latest Ofsted report has been officially published and we are pleased to announce that, under the new framework, the school has received a 'Good' rating. To read the report in full please click here

Please click here to read a letter from our Sex and Relationship Education coordinator. It is particularly important if you wish to have your child withdrawn from the SRE.

Barking Abbey School has been named as one of the top 10% of schools and academies in the country for our excellent GCSE results in 2011. Congratulations to all students, parents and staff for this outstanding achievement!

Read the letter of congratulations from the Schools Network here

Congratulations to the Under-19 Girls, Under-15 and Under-16 Boys Basketball teams; and the Under-19 Netball team. They are all National Champions for 2012.

Barking Abbey has been named as National Sports College of the Year in the Daily Telegraph Awards




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