Remembrance Day 2016Remembrance Day 2016

Friday 11 November, 11am - every student and staff member joined together to honour the 2 minutes silence following a week of commemorative services and assemblies. 


The whole school lined up to listen to Rev Tracey Bateson and to reflect on the sacrifices made by previous generations. Mr Edgeworth played the last post - a fitting memorial that was executed brilliantly.  


Dan Davies, Henry Cook and a variety of student cadets delivered Remembrance assemblies throughout the week to ensure that all students were aware of the importance and relevance for the 2 minutes silence.   Dan Davies organised Rev Tracey Bateson to deliver a full service for prefects, school council, peer mentors and uniformed students which saw Mrs Woodend laying a wreath on our memorial. 

Girls’ Football FestivalFA 2

Our U16 and U13 girls’ football teams did The Abbey proud at this recent football festival with each student displaying exceptional talent with their football.


It was an extremely memorable day for them all with both the older girls and the new year 7s excelling with outstanding skills. Congratulations also to Beth who will be starting a coaching course in refereeing this half-term.



Outstanding Achievements in Girls Indoor Athletics

Girls Indoor AthleticsOn Wednesday 25th January Mrs Skelcher took 2 teams of year 7 and 8 girls to a district Indoor athletics competition. 

These 2 teams were absolutely amazing, performing against top high ranking schools of Q.E and Simon Langton Girls, plus other schools in the district.  Many of the girls came first in their activities, with outstanding achievements in running, jumping and throwing events. 


The Abbey Girls will now represent the South East District on Wednesday 8th Feb in Medway at the Kent School Games final.

Lauren Hunt becomes Kent County U15s Girls’ CaptainLauren Hunt

Year 10 student, Lauren Hunt, has been given the honour of the captaincy of Kent County U15s girls’ rugby team for the 2016-17 season.

This is a fantastic achievement for Lauren and she is rightly proud, as are we, to be given such an important role for the County.

Kent's first game last Sunday against Hertfordshire saw Lauren lead her team to a 22-12 victory.

Many congratulations Lauren, you are a fine example of how to “Be the Best You Can Be”

calendarYear 11 Parents Evening 


Wednesday 22nd February 


6th form Open Evening 2016

Monday 16th January STEM Workshops

Stem WebStudents had an exhilarating morning of Science and Math activities on Monday the 16th of January.  

STEM Ambassadors from Canterbury Christ Church University came to school all dressed up for the carousel of activities. Students attended 2 out of the 6 sessions of fun and enriching Maths or Science activity

Some of the carousels of activities included Treasure hunt game with coordinates themed around Pirates, Code breaking, game theory all related to Pirate story, star war themed activity, Dr Who themed activity and being an astronaut for NASA in the astronaut academy.

Is It Worth It? Is It Worth It 12

Year 7 and 8 were treated to the 'Is It Worth It?' roadshow as part of their KS3 PSHE programme of study. Students are expected to learn how to make informed choices, how to assess and manage risk as well as to recognise the portrayal and impact of online safety including social media.

Mrs Page, PSHE Co-ordinator, said, "The roadshow visit The Abbey School every two years and put on a fabulous performance that is engaging and informative. Our students will certainly remember the messages for a long time and hope that they consider whether their behaviour online is keeping them and their friends safe."

Dear Parents and Carers

On behalf of the staff and governors of The Abbey School, I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.

We will be returning to school on Thursday 5th January 2017 at the normal time of 8.50am with lessons as usual.

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with you and I look forward to another successful year. We have sent you our Xmas message in the newsletter which I hope you have received. Thank you for your support as always.

Kind regards

Catrin Woodend

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The Abbey School Peace Fields Project

The Abbey School, Peace Fields Project ceremony was attended by over 500 participants from eight local primary schools, staff, volunteers, supporters and distinguish guests. Special guest Paul Cooper, National Projects Director, NCFA, said, ‘The Abbey School pupils and staff have clearly embraced essence of the Peace Fields Project. I was very impressed with the school’s exhibition and the staffs enthusiasm for supporting their pupils’ project work.’

Helen Whately, MP for Faversham, said, ‘The Peace Fields Project twinned The Abbey Schools playing fields with one of the most famous areas of peace in history. It is great, Faversham has a Peace Pitch that we can all be proud of. A First World War centenary legacy produced by young people in memory of all the war dead ‘



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