Following excellent exam results for our students and a busy summer break we look forward to welcoming back students on Friday 4th September 2015. All students need to be in full Winter uniform and have all equipment with them for a normal school day.
Arrangements for students on the Friday are as follows:
Year 7 students to arrive for a meeting in the main school hall promptly at 08.50 am
All other year groups, years 8 to 13, must arrive promptly for meetings in their form bases with their tutors at 10 am.
Lessons will begin at 11.45
The Abbey School’s staff and students were celebrating today as their results matched their predictions. 45% of students achieved 5 A*-C with English and Mathematics. Catrin Woodend, Headteacher, said “This is as a result of high quality teaching, excellent staff-student relationships and exceptional support for individual students, all of which have been key factors in achieving these results, alongside the focus, commitment and hard work of the individual students.
“The Faversham community will share our pride in the achievement of these students and wish them well as they progress to the next stages in their career paths. As a school, we are extremely proud of the achievements of all of our students, but particularly, the students who find academic study more difficult. Many of our less academically-able students have exceeded their target grades.”
The Abbey school has seen similarly excellent results to last year, with students achieving some exceptional results. The number of students achieving 3 good A-Levels has again jumped to over 65%. All of the students have been able to pursue their pathway of choice, whether employment, apprenticeships or the most popular choice of university, with well over 50% of students going to Higher education.
Students from Year 7 were able to visit Faversham's Magna Carta Rediscovered exhibition held in the town and see Faversham's own copy of the Magna Carta, which is worth over £20,000,000. Also on display were other charters from Faversham's history including ones signed and sealed by King Henry II and King Henry VIII.
Students were able to see the charters up close as well as take part in a simulation of the negotiations King John had with his Barons prior to signing Magna Carta. Year 7 seemed to have better ideas than King John! Also on display was some of the work produced by Abbey School students as part of their work in History and RE/Citizenship.