Barking and Dagenham’s only all-through school prepares to open

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 September 2014

Principal Clare Darley and pupils

Principal Clare Darley and pupils


The only mainstream all-through school in Barking and Dagenham is preparing to welcome its first ever year group.

Pupils in their classroom.Pupils in their classroom.

Goresbrook School will grow to become the borough’s first school for children aged 3-18 and opens its doors to pupils on Monday, September 15.

Situated on Ripple Road’s former Goresbrook Leisure Centre site, the ‘learning village’ of classrooms and play facilities will house pupils for their first year, while the school’s permanent home is set for completion in 2015.

As well as holding welcome events, Principal Clare Darley and teachers have made visited all families over the summer to discuss individual children’s needs and aspirations, in a bid.

She said: “Getting ready to open has been a real team effort and it’s wonderful to know that we have created such a remarkable school community already.

“I very much look forward to updating everyone on our first day of term.”

A limited number of reception places are still being held for pupils starting school this September, while nursery and reception applications are open for the following year.

Interested families should contact the school on 020 3597 6666.

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