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 


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Sports Awards

Sports Personality of the Year 2016

On Tuesday 14th June the P.E department had their annual Sports Personality of the year ceremony.


This is an event when we praise all of our sports teams and present player of the year, most improved player and Sportsman/Sportswoman of the Year and Team of the Year.


The Head was there to present awards, though our guest speaker Steve Brown, a wheelchair rugby champion for Great Britain. He was by far the best guest speaker we have ever had. He was inspirational and gripped our students with his talk.

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.

Sports Day 2016

On Friday the 1st of July, we hosted our annual Sports day.



Abbey School Student completes the Nijemegen walking event

Nijemegen MainAbbey School student Daniel, as part of Kent Wing Air Cadets, completed the world’s biggest single walking event in Holland called the Nijmegen Marches (Vierdaagse). This is an endurance event which saw him complete 100 miles in 4 days doing 4 marathons.  

This year was the 100th anniversary of the marches, this meant that there was a very mentally and physically demanding training programme which included a selection process, due to the limited places for the anniversary set by the Dutch authorities. During the training, he had to complete the RAFWARMA 2-Day 50-mile march at RAF Cosford in Wolverhampton.  This was a very demanding 2 days which saw him get his first medal.  Throughout the training, he completed over 200 miles of training around East Kent, which involved staying at a military camp and marching in full combat uniform.  This year he was placed into B team, this being the highest team he can get in for his age and experience.  This year his team marched in memory of his Grandfather and one of the other cadet’s grandmother who also passed away whilst in training. 


Sixth Form Reading ChallengeSixth Form Reading Challenge

Groups of sixth form students will undergo a reading challenge next year to try and encourage reading for pleasure whilst also supporting students to develop their literacy skills.

We would welcome any book donations that you think could encourage a love of reading in young people. If you or your company would like to sponsor our reading programme, please contact Ms Haran: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please send any donations to the school office care of Ms Haran. All donations gratefully received!

Hazebrouck school visiting the Abbey SchoolHazebrouck school visiting the Abbey School

On 7th June, The MFL department welcomed 54 students and planned a series of activities for them to learn about the English educational system and the differences between both countries. They also had the opportunity to meet with all other year 7 who were not able to take part to the trip to France on 12th May, so that they could all meet face to face and get to know each other better. It was a very successful morning.


Mrs Aribi said: “These two exchanges allowed all children to learn about aspects of the educational systems from both side of the channel. It was a very fruitful exchange for all students and teachers that they will remember for a long time.”


Swimming Gala 2Swimming Gala Success

On a very wet, rainy summers morning on Friday 17th June 2016.  Abbey school hosted their annual swimming gala for years 7 and 8.  This competition is a House event where students compete against one another to strive for the winning place to beat the other houses.  This year even though the weather poured down we had some great swimmers taking part, though our Elite Abbey swimmers stole the show with outstanding performances competing against each other for the gold medals.


The overall results were:





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