COVID-19 Virus Information
Safety of our community is the most important thing for us at Barking Abbey school. To keep everyone safe we have used a year group bubble plan. Every year group spends their time in one part of the school only and never goes to the other parts. Their lunch and play areas are separate, their entry and exit points are separate and they have separate toilets and first aid facilities. We have also changed our timetable to reduce the number of classroom changes and to reduce the amount of mixing within each year group. These images should give you an idea of what the school looks like and how pupils are separated into year group areas. The maps show you the areas for pupils and also their play and lunch collection areas. If you would like to know more please contact the school.
Partial school re-opening video - June 2020
A message to our students - May 2020
You will be aware that the situation with respect to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is constantly changing. We've been tracking information from Public Health on how to manage this in school and will continue to monitor this and share any new advice as it becomes available.
If you/your child have had direct contact with anyone confirmed to have contracted the virus you must notify the school immediately.
Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions. If you have a specific enquiry that's not answered below please do not hesitate to contact our School Business Manager Claire Keefe.
Frequently asked questions
I have recently been in contact with someone who has been told to self-isolate as they have been in contact with someone who has confirmed COVID-19. Do I need to self-isolate?
What should I do if I have symptoms but have not travelled to any of the affected areas or been in contact with anyone who has?
Please click here to read the families self isolation guide.
Further guidance for educational settings has been published at the following links and will continue to be updated with any further changes: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare
Information for the public: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
Read c2c Rail’s Code of Conduct for students travelling to school by train during the pandemic: https://www.c2c-online.co.uk/media-centre/latest-news/c2c-urges-returning-school-pupils-to-follow-travel-code-of-conduct/