Main School

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.

Longbridge Campus

Sandringham Campus

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.

Email: or via the School office.



Frequently asked questions 

What is the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

How is COVID-19 spread?

How can I help to protect myself and family from COVID-19?

What if I’ve recently travelled?

My child has a weak immune system due to a pre-existing condition what should I do?

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? 

If parents do not send their children to school, what is the school policy?   

We are planning to travel for the Easter break at the end of term, is that OK?   

We do not want to use a sanitiser containing alcohol, are there any alternatives?

School trips into London - Is it safe for children to travel on public transport? 

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?

Should I wear a face mask?

Where can my child get support  if they are feeling concerned about the situation?


Please click here to read the families self isolation guide. 


Further Information

Further guidance for educational settings has been published at the following links and will continue to be updated with any further changes:

Information for the public: 

Advice on the Coronavirus for places of education poster

Read c2c Rail’s Code of Conduct for students travelling to school by train during the pandemic: