Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College
- Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College
- Head: Ms Jo Tupman
- T 020 3967 7030
- F 020 8270 4090
- E [email protected]
- W www.barkingabbeyschool.co.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Barking & Dagenham
- Pupils: 2116
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
- 1 Short inspection 29th March 2017
- 2 Full inspection 26th September 2012
Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 24th September 2008
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
School operates on two sites. The Lower School is located on Longbridge Road, Barking IG11 9UF
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
Barking Abbey School maintains a register of any pupil presenting with special educational needs. This allows the school to monitor the support and progress of the identified pupils. Small classes have been set up, at K.S.3, in English, Maths, History, R.E. and Geography to allow for the curriculum to be made accessible and literacy skills to be developed. In-class support is provided, by a team of nine support assistants, in many science and technology areas so that pupils can make the best progress possible. Socially S.E.N. students are well supported by the Mentoring Team and the Learning Support Units. If pupils require anger management or lack self-esteem they can join a social skills class that runs once a week throughout the year. Reviews are held at least twice a year for those pupils named on the register. These would involve pupils, parents, mentors and any outside agency that might be involved. At the reviews the targets from the pupil's Individual Education Plan will be looked at and new targets set.
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained
If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.
Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.
Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.
*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.
The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year