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Dagenham school starts term with new buildings, pupils and staff

PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 September 2018

Pupils outside the new Eastbrook School. Picture: Ken Mears

Pupils outside the new Eastbrook School. Picture: Ken Mears

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New buildings, year groups and switching staff have greeted pupils at a Dagenham school for the new academic year.

Eastbrook School has undergone a number of changes, including revamped facilities and an ‘all-through’ teaching system, meaning it now caters for both primary and secondary pupils.

Headteacher Valerie Dennis retired last month after 12 years at the school in Dagenham Road, replaced by deputy head Paul Frith.

Eastbrook has also appointed an executive headteacher, John Gillard, and Evan Hollows, who becomes head of primary.

“I am determined to make Eastbrook a truly excellent school that meets the needs of all its students and prepares them fully for adult life,” said Mr Frith.

“We now have outstanding facilities, along with a highly skilled and extremely determined team of teachers and I genuinely believe that there are no limits to what can be achieved here.”

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