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Mr S Whittlestone Head of Department
Mr D Rainford Director of Sports Academies
Ms C Constable
Mr T Phillips
Mr S Leather
Mr S Williams
Ms K Harrison
Ms A Julian
Ms A Agathangelou

Department Overview

Barking Abbey were crowned “Specialist Sports College of The Year 2011” by The Daily Telegraph. This followed the previous accolade of “State Sports School of the Year 2010” by the School Sport magazine.

We have worked in partnership with many schools to share areas of good practice, including assisting schools in Barking & Dagenham, Newham and Kent with the development of BTEC programmes. We have supported schools in their bid to become sports colleges and have assisted schools in the development of elite sporting academies.
Barking Abbey is committed to providing high quality physical education for all of our students at KS3 and KS4. Our aim is to provide all students with the physical literacy to enable them to continue lifelong participation in sport and exercise. This includes many leadership opportunities
We are also committed to an extensive extracurricular programme providing opportunities for students to compete in local, county and national events. We have enjoyed many successes over the last few years including:

Curriculum Content

The PE department pride themselves on providing opportunities to suit all learners.We offer an array of qualifications ranging from level 1 to 3.

Key Stage 5

  • GCE A-Level (AQA) Level 3

  • BTEC (Pearsons) Level 3

  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards Bronze, Silver, Gold


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