Main School

Values and Ethos


The Barking Abbey way is to give and expect the BEST.

Our Core Ethical Values:



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Our vision is to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where all students will recognise and be given opportunities to maximise their potential – academically, spiritually and socially - and ensure that they are well equipped to meet the challenges of education, work and life.

Barking Abbey aspires to:

  • Develop confident, articulate, assertive young people.

  • Foster well-rounded, empowered, resilient, independent young people.

  • Nurture young people who will go out and change the world for the better.

  • Enhance opportunities through creating an inspirational learning environment where all students aspire to achieve their potential - ensuring that no student is left behind.

  • Raise aspirations – giving students the necessary tools to explore and be who they want to be.

  • Encourage individuals to be adaptable, aspirational and unafraid to question and evaluate.

  • Engender a sense of belonging, and of pride in the school, themselves and their wider community.