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.

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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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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.



Today’s Unplanned Fire Drill

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

I wanted to thank you for your support today, in what can only be described as a difficult day!

The fire alarm was set off purely accidentally. However, as you will be aware for Health and Safety reasons I had to make a decision to evacuate the buildings. Unfortunately for us, the heavens opened at that point and it looked more like monsoon season than a September Friday morning in Faversham. I did not choose to send our 1033 students home and we have tried our best to ensure our students were dry and comfortable.

I want to express my thanks to the students for their excellent behaviour today and to staff for their support.

Have a good weekend


Catrin Woodend 


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”

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The Abbey School GCSE Examination Results 2016

GCSE 1The success of year 11 students at The Abbey School was celebrated this morning with 49% of year 11 students attaining a pass grade in both English and Maths. Notably, 56% gained at least five pass grades – an increase from 53% in 2015 and 45% in 2014.

It is of some significance that results in the EBacc have continued to improve this year, led in no small part by some impressive individual performances by students in modern foreign languages with 74% achieving A*-C in French. This underlines the importance that the school places upon its core curriculum and the international dimension. Indeed, increasing numbers of students now choose to progress to study the International Baccalaureate Career-related programme within the Sixth Form – the only school to offer such a curriculum within the local area.

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