Abbey School Summer Fete 2016


Abbey School children making friends in France and SpainAbbey School children making friends in France and Spain

Mrs Aribi has allowed our year 7Frg and 7Spg to make contacts with young French and Spanish students of their age.


First our contacts with Hazebrouck has been maintained over the years after a series of exchanges visits and this was renewed this year with a class of year 7 being able to write in French to students, who replied to them in English.


They talked about their family, home and school life following the curriculum taught in class.


Same was achieved by Mrs Aribi who made contact with a new school in Seville, Spain. Students exchanged letters writing in Spanish about their family, home and school life and received letters written in English from their Spanish students.

Sciecne after school club projectScience After School Club Project

A collaboration between the science after school club, and the technology department created 3D particle models to represent solid, liquid and gas. This involved a lot of time and planning and even a few lunchtimes. The end result as seen above, can be used in future science lessons.


Many thanks to: David Mabb, Henry Cook, Emily Smith, Lloyd Bertram, James Webb, Mr Gadd and Mr Moore.

Athletes Leap Into FinalsThe Abbey School athletes leap into finals

Friday, May 27, 2016

An athletics squad from The Abbey School leapt ahead in a Super 8s contest to come first in the Herne Bay & East Coastal School Sports Partnership group.


The Year 7 boys have now qualified for the Kent School Games finals on June 16 at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford.


A team of eight boys had to compete in a mix of field, track and relay challenges, which involved 75m hurdles, 100m, 200m, 800m, long jump, high jump, javelin, shot putt and 4x100m relay.


All schools in Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay and Canterbury attended the contest, which was held on Tuesday (24) at Canterbury Academy, with The Abbey School finishing second overall.

Abbey School Mathematics GCSE Evening Classes

We are pleased to inform you that The Abbey School will be starting evening classes on the new GCSE Mathematics course, which will commence on 15th September and will last until June 2017. For more information and an application form, Please contact either Mrs M Walpole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mr S Graham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or please see the links below. 


Initial Enquiries Information Letter


Application Form GCSE Maths - September 2016

Academy team take title in 5 1 victoryAcademy team take title in 5-1 victory

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Dover Athletic Academy in partnership with The Abbey School were crowned the best academy team in the country last night after their 5-1 win against Leatherhead in the Football Conference Youth Alliance final.


Two goals from Kyron Lightfoot and a goal each from Ira Jackson, Alfie Paxman and Ben Cardwell saw the academy team storm to victory at the ground of Sutton United FC on Wednesday (25). Kyron Lightfoot was named the man of the match for his outstanding performance on the night, when he scored two goals and assisted in two more.


Speaking after the victory, manager Mike Sandmann said: “I couldn't be more proud of the academy players today after winning the final. Their development from the start of the season to now has been incredible. They deserve full credit for the win and their work ethic and determination to improve throughout the season has been a pleasure to see.”


Sandmann said that after two years with the academy side, some players would be going into Dover’s first team for pre-season, with the aim of progressing to the first team using the skills they had learnt at the academy.


Students at The Abbey have been given a fantastic opportunity of performing at the Formula One, British Grand Prix. With the event being televised, the performance will not only be seen by a 10,000 person live audience, but also by the millions of viewers watching at home. On the day, the performance will take place in a performance area in the middle of the Grand Prix track, at the centre of all the on-going action.


During the half term, the 48 students taking part in the trip were put through their paces in a week long rehearsal process, during which they were taught the routine by the professional choreographer from the external company leading the project, ‘Pro Excel’.


The students were in for a bit of a shock at the beginning of the week with the rehearsal process being similar to that of semi-professionals. They were pushed to their limits and challenged in ways that they hadn’t come across before. Katia, the choreographer, had extremely high expectations and worked each and every student very hard. Although the students found this difficult to handle in the first couple of days, by day three, each and every one of them had become accustomed to it and were taking on the challenge with everything they had. 

Pupils get to meet their French penpalsPupils meet French pen pals at twin town

Friday, May 19, 2016

Pupils from The Abbey School met pen pals at their partner school in France.


The modern foreign language department took a group of Year 7 pupils to Hazebrouck, in northern France, Faversham’s twin town, where they were welcomed by teachers and town hall representatives.


The 11 and 12-year-olds have been exchanging letters with their French counterparts at the College Fernande Benoist and have been learning about school life in Hazebrouck, where pupils don’t wear uniform, or attend school on Wednesday afternoon, in common with the rest of the country.


Teacher Mrs Aribi led the party of 49 pupils who had the opportunity to practise their French speaking skills and experience life in the French school system.

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Art Exhibition 2016

On show at the

Fleur de Lis

Faversham Town Centre

7th - 16th June

Every year in June, the Art Department displays a selection of work at the ‘Fleur de Lis’ Museum.

This year’s exhibition includes a range of work produced by Year 7, 8, 12 and 13 students.

The exhibition is free to view and open during the week from 10am - 4pm and on Weekends from 10am - 1pm 


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Penalty save propels Dover Athletic Academy to final

Friday, May 13, 2016

A penalty save saw Dover Athletic Academy beat Brentford Griffins away to secure a place in the Football Conference Youth Alliance final.


Goalkeeper James Tonkin’s decisive save put the Academy side through to meet Leatherhead in the final. The Dover squad won 7-6 on penalties, crushing the Griffins’ dreams.


The match at the Griffins’ home ground in Feltham on Wednesday (11) got off to a slow start with both sides having their fair share of chances but without a breakthrough. Academy manager Mike Sandmann said: “In the first half both teams cancelled each other out and we never got going.”


After halftime, the score remained at 0-0 but there was drama with 40 minutes to go as the referee showed the Academy’s Connor Miller the red card for dissent. Sandmann said: “It was a terrible decision by the ref and it should have never been a sending off.”

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