Sandringham Campus Year 9 students had a Knife-Crime Awareness workshop day. Powerful and educational talks from the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, the Metropolitan Police Service, and Inspired Futures.
Rivers of the World is an international art and education project delivered in partnership with the British Council and Thames Festival Trust that connects pupils around the globe to their local river through environmental, economic and cultural learning and themes. Barking Abbey School and the Art Department have been proud to have been involved in the project for over 8 years.
On Thursday 12th September 189 award winners from the outgoing Years 9-13 (2018-19) congregated in the main hall to celebrate and get recognition for their GCSE, BTEC and GCE academic success. In addition, there was a wide range of special awards extolling the students BEST habits, excellence in sport and the humanities alongside a number of Special Headteacher (Frances Spring) awards.
The school was delighted to hear the news during the Summer Holiday break that one of our ex-students, Whitney from the class of 2016 has been given the accolade of being one of the top ten ‘Students of the Year’ in the annual RARE Awards held in the Houses of Parliament. This is in recognition of the exceptional academic success and vocational work, Whitney has achieved as she graduates this year from the University of Bristol with a first class honours degree in Biology. Whitney during her 7 years at Barking Abbey was never afraid to push the boundaries of her abilities and any obstacles in her path, were quickly brushed aside because of her strong inner resilience and will to succeed. Her motivation resulted in her accruing some of the most impressive A level results of her 6th form cohort affording her the opportunity to be the first in her family to attend university.
Class of 2019 have today welcomed in fantastic GCSE grades that are a testament to their hard work and dedication whilst at Barking Abbey school. These GCSEs have been enormously challenging and required pupils to apply their skills consistently in order to learn the vast amount of information required to understand and pass each subject. Barking Abbey teachers are exceptionally proud of students in year 11, we know how much time and effort you all put into these exams and, for us, every single grade is worth celebrating.