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12 Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AE

The Abbey School

A message from the Headteacher

Your child is the most important person to you and to our school. If your child is safe, happy and successful at The Abbey School, we will have a successful and effective school. My mission as Headteacher is to ensure that all students achieve their personal best. Click HERE to read more.

The Abbey School's new prospectus is now available detailing all the exciting educational opportunities we offer. More than this, it is a challenge to prospective parents and students to join a school where they will be expected to be ambitious for success. It is a school of quality and character, where staff and students work together and are proud of the success they achieve. We believe that strong partnerships between students, staff, parents, governors, community groups and businesses add strength and purpose to our work.

The Abbey School offers:

  • A well ordered, yet caring environment - the right atmosphere for all students ‘‘to do and be the best they can be''.
  • Enthusiastic and experienced staff with a commitment to ensuring that every student achieves their full potential.
  • The opportunity for students to develop the skills for life long learning through our Business and Enterprise Status, preparing them for life in a competitive world.
  • Setting according to ability in relevant subjects.
  • Superb physical education facilities including a new Sports Hall and reconditioned gym.
  • A wide range of extra curricular activities.
  • A strong support and guidance system.
  • A nationally acclaimed autism unit.
  • Strong community links.

Mrs. Catrin Woodend (Headteacher)

General Information

The Abbey School is an 11 - 19 co-educational school situated on the rural outskirts of Faversham. The grounds are pleasant and extensive and the school is well-resourced with modern facilities including a new canteen complex with business conference centre and ICT training suite. Recent additions include a Sports Hall, Fitness Suite and Vocational Centre.

Strong links exist between the school, parents and the local community and the development of these relationships has benefited the school enormously. The business and community partnerships are very important to the school and have greatly influenced the main direction towards Business and Enterprise Status.

Work-related learning is an increasingly important aspect of the school's curriculum, particularly for students aged 14-19. Building on our close partnerships with The Brogdale Trust and Hadlow College, the school was chosen to accommodate a new vocational centre, one of the first of its kind in the country, specialising in Horticulture and Catering.

All students at The Abbey School are valued as individuals and student welfare is a high priority. All students are encouraged to access a broad and balanced curriculum, and when students need additional support the Student Support and Guidance Team offers a range of expertise to support their learning experiences. Enhancing the community aspect is a nursery school, a nationally acclaimed autism unit and Adult Education has a base on the school site.

The school has been recently re-awarded Investors in People status, the FA Charter Standard and has achieved Healthy Schools Status for the work it does ensuring that students are safe, happy and healthy.

Function rooms and Outdoor areas to Hire at Abbey School

The Abbey School is incredibly fortunate to offer a wide variety of function rooms and outdoor areas for hire. Set within four acres of land, the school is easily accessible and makes an ideal venue for conferences, parties and meetings.

Our experienced staff have been hosting a variety of events for over five years.
If you plan on staying for lunch we can offer a range of refreshments including a buffet lunch, hot food from the canteen or a professionally prepared meal in our 14-19 Restaurant, cooked by our skilled catering students.

If you require assistance with your I.T. requirements, our trained I.T. staff can be made available to assist you with setting up data projectors and presentations.
The school boasts adequate on-site parking, with three car parks and an overflow parking area on one of the large fields.

More detailed information on each of our venues can be found on our web site -