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Primary Music Day - posted 12th Mar

Barking Abbey Music Department hosted its first ever ‘Primary Music Day’ this term. We opened our doors to 70 primary school children for a day of music making and fun! The day began with a large choir rehearsal of the popular song ‘This is Me!’ followed by rehearsals for the orchestra and the ukulele players that came along. Our music students guided, mentored and also led some of the rehearsals with the primary children showcasing their BEST qualities and their Barking Abbey family ethos. The day was concluded with an informal concert for parents and carers in the main hall. All the primary teachers that accompanied the students expressed their enthusiasm for the day and said that they hoped it will become an annual event. We certainly hope so!

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Year 9 students perform Romeo and Juliet - posted 1st Mar

On Wednesday 27th February, eleven Year 9 students were involved in a collaborative production of 'Romeo and Juliet', with Ms. Ahmad. As part of our partnership with the RSC, 7 schools within the Barking & Dagenham borough performed different sections of the play. Barking Abbey received many compliments - particularly for Lord Capulet and Juliet. The cast performed fantastically well - what's even more impressive, is that they had the least rehearsal time of all the schools (4 hours only) and still managed to pull off a stellar performance!

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UKMT results - posted 27th Feb

The recent UKMT (The United Kingdom Mathematics Trust) results have been very good and what is more pleasing is one year 9 student; Zarar Chohan, one year 10 student; Zayan Asad and one year 11 student; Morgan Banham Wright have not only qualified for the next round and will sit this on the 21st March but also achieved a GOLD award! Zayan achieved the best in school award!

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Free School breakfast - posted 15th Feb

Barking Abbey School has been able to secure additional funding from the Department of Education (DfE) to develop the school’s breakfast provision after half term. The funding has been secured for one year and will involve the school being able to offer free bagels, cereals and porridge to all students from 8am to 8.20am every morning at both Longbridge and Sandringham campuses. This new provision will start after half term on Monday 25th February.

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Partnership with the LSE - posted 23rd Jan

The school is delighted to be forging a stronger partnership with the LSE and see their collaborative input as invaluable to strengthening our ties with higher education providers. In a highly competitive and increasingly challenging landscape accessing the expertise and skills that this successful institution has to offer will definitely incentivise, equip and motivate students in Years 7, 11 and 12 further. The school has already used the many Summer school and outreach programmes as fantastic opportunities to bolster its students awareness and readiness for a university pathway but the supplementary projects, workshops and support sessions being offered will compliment and enhance their ‘higher education readiness’ and perspectives to a new and higher level. We are very much looking forward to this exciting and productive association.

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