Barking Abbey School

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Barking Abbey School
Motto Give and Expect the Best
Established 1922
Type Community school
Headteacher Miss Jo Tupman
Location Sandringham Road
IG11 9AG
England, UK
Coordinates: 51°32′33″N 0°06′05″E / 51.54262°N 0.10150°E / 51.54262; 0.10150
Local authority Barking and Dagenham
DfE number 301/4021
DfE URN 101241 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1972
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Former name Barking Abbey Grammar School
Website Barking Abbey

Barking Abbey School is a secondary school located in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. It serves students from the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, and Newham. Years 7 and 8 (ages 11 – 13) are at the Longbridge Road site, and years 9 to 13 (ages 13– 19) at the Sandringham Road site. Barking Abbey also has a Sixth Form of over 400 students. AS, A2, BTEC courses are available to 16- to 19-year-olds.[citation needed] It is situated in Fair Cross, just west of Mayesbrook Park, north of Upney tube station.


Barking Abbey School was founded in 1922. The first headmaster was Colonel Ernest Loftus, who stayed for twenty seven years, being replaced by Mr Frank Young DFC in 1949.

In 2005, Barking Abbey agreed to begin a Barking Abbey Basketball Academy, run by Mark Clark, a past Women's Great Britain Team manager, and Lloyd Gardiner the ex-London Leopards point guard, both highly experienced in the sport. This enabled younger players from around London, Essex, and Hertfordshire to experience the life of being in a Basketball Academy, preparing some of them to move abroad on Scholarships to various Countries around the World. It has recently been announced that Barking Abbey will become the first pilot Regional Institute of Basketball within Great Britain[1][2]

In 2007, Barking Abbey's Dance Department opened its Dance Academy as a "centre of excellence"[3]

It has introduced the teaching of Latin, one of the few state schools in London to offer this course.

Academic performance[edit]

The school gets the best GCSE results in the LEA, with well above average results. At A-level, it gets the second best in the LEA.[citation needed]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Barking Abbey Grammar School[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Barking Abbey School Dance Academy". Barking Abbey School. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-08. 
  4. ^ Billy Bragg

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