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Year 7 Super 8 Athletics

The Abbey school year 7 boys and girls, represented the school at the Super 8’s District athletics event yesterday afternoon. Each team consisted of our top 8 athletes in year seven, to compete against all the other schools in the district. Both girls and boys performed in each event to an extremely high standard with outstanding results in many of the athletic activities.

The year 7 girls came second overall and will now go onto represent East Kent in the Kent school finals.

A big well done to all these students.

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International Baccalaureate World School Status – June 2017

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As a school, we are extremely proud of achieving the IB World School Status after 4 years of work from its initial inception to today.

We will be the only school in Swale and Canterbury Coastal with the IB World Status offering the IB Careers Programme and we are well placed in the longer term to benefit from the unique position this gives to the 6th form.

 

The success of the programme is reflected in the ever improving results…. The students outperforming the average outcome in the 6th form. This year’s results have just been received and the results are very strong.

 

Miss Haran, Mr Clarke and I will be presenting at half-term in The Hague to other schools who are interested in introducing the qualification.

 

Mrs C Woodend

Headteacher

Former Football Academy Player Returns 

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Former Football Academy player and now professional footballer for Norwich City Sean Raggett returned to the Abbey School on Wednesday to talk to students and take the Academies final training session of the season. 

 

Sean spoke to a selected number of year 7-10 students about his progression from the academy and how hard he has had to work to now be living the dream. 

 

Sean said “I can’t believe it was nearly 5 years ago I left the Academy and school it doesn’t seem like yesterday. As soon as I came back into the school some great memories come back to me. The Academy helped me on my journey to now being a professional footballer” 

 

Sean took the Academy through a training session that he would regularly do with Norwich City which they really enjoyed. 

Term 2 Newsletter

Hot off the press at the end of term 2 is our latest newsletter please click below to view it.

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Matty RobsinsonFootball Academy Student Accepted Full Scholarship

The Academy are pleased to announce that Academy player Matty Robinson has accepted a full scholarship to Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina America.

 

Matty has been offered a fantastic opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Academy graduate Joshua Donnelly who is still in America finishing his degree whilst playing Football full time.

 

He will start his four year scholarship in September 2018.

 

Matty has fantastic ability in which has been developed during his time with us in the Academy. Matty is left footed that has an excellent technical ability. He is able to see and find passes during game and has exceptional set piece delivery. During his time with the Academy he has scored some fantastic goals which can be viewed on you tube the most notable one in the fa youth cup against Welling in October 17.

 

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Year 9 Football Tour to Barcelona

(Lloret de Mar) Copa Santa Cup 2018

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On Thursday 29th March The Abbey School Year 9 Football Team set off to Barcelona on their first ever football tour. Over the next four days the boys were due to play in the well renowned Copa Santa Cup based in Lloret de Mar, Barcelona – a tournament consisting of 197 teams from across the globe, with teams represented from as far away as America, Argentina, Lebanon and Australia, as well as household European clubs such as Real Zaragoza, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan. 

 

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Over the course of the weekend the boys were scheduled to play at least four group games, and spend a day relaxing on the beach. It was a fully packed schedule and the boys were kept busy all day every day! 

 

Day 1: We left The Abbey School at 8:00am and drove to London Gatwick. We then boarded our plane to Barcelona. The boys were really excited and for some it was their first time both abroad and on an aeroplane! We then took a coach south with our travel rep from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar where our 4* hotel awaited us. Once settled into our rooms we had our evening meal and the usual team meeting in preparation for Friday’s Opening Ceremony and first game.

 

To view the full report please click here

 

Report of the Comenius trip to Tahiti, March 2018

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Over the Easter holidays Mrs Woodend, Ms Haran and Mr Shepherd took a group of ten students to visit our partner school Taaone in Tahiti, French Polynesia. The trip was for ten days, with two days of travel to this remote island in the middle of the Pacific.

 

Tahiti02Students were selected after successfully submitting an essay on the topic of ‘Why is it important to be internationally minded in 2018?’.

 

The trip was largely funded with grants and awards from the British Council and European Commission, including €37,555 from the Erasmus+ programme. This meant we were able to heavily subside the cost of roughly £2600 per student to just £150, with other funding also available if students were unable to meet the costs.

 

The trip formed part of one of our Erasmus+ project titled ‘Languages for Future Employment’. Mr Shepherd and the MFL department have taught lessons linked to this project, and students have been working hard on the project since it began in September 2016.

Football Academy News - Two in Two

Today’s 5-0 win means the Academy has also won the Kent Schools Premiership League Title.

The League and Cup double for the Academy is a massive achievement meaning they are crowned as THE BEST Schools' Football Academy in Kent.

The players went through the whole season only losing one match which is another fantastic achievement.

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On behalf of all the staff and students, congratulations to the Football Academy boys and staff for an outstanding double victory. The academy has grown in strength and numbers over the years and, as a school, we are rightly proud of this enormous achievement. They have shown courage, commitment and enormous determination.

Catrin Woodend

Headteacher


 

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