Marks Gate Junior School retains good Ofsted rating

PUBLISHED: 12:15 07 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:15 07 November 2018

Marks Gate Junior School. Picture: Google Maps

Marks Gate Junior School. Picture: Google Maps

Google Maps

Marks Gate Junior School has continued to be rated good by Ofsted following its latest inspection.

The education watchdog found that the school, in Rose Lane, had aspirational staff and pupils, an improvement in attendance and positive attitudes towards learning.

The school received a good rating in three of the four assessment categories with the fourth - personal development, behaviour and welfare - being graded as outstanding.

Headteacher Jacqui Barnard said: “I am delighted with the recognition by Ofsted of the aspirations and determination to succeed demonstrated by our pupils.

“They described the children?s behaviour as outstanding which underpins their sharp focus in the classroom.”

Recommendations for improvement in the report, released on Monday, included encouraging pupils to develop their interests and talents in subjects such as music, art and science, and taking opportunities to extend pupils’ learning.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories


Midfielder scored winner for Essex club in win over Coasters


Nationwide project Breaking Boundaries aims to bring together young people, their families and communities through a shared love of cricket and was launched at the Barking Learning Centre last week.


Harry Redknapp is currently taking part in the latest series of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Representatives from the Bank of England visited Barking and Newham to find out how the area’s economy is doing.


A great-grandmother from Barking has partied with Prince Charles at his 70th birthday bash.


Barking Abbey School has beaten off more than 3,000 others to be named among the best state schools for sport in the country.

A quarter of secondary schools in Barking and Dagenham are inadequate or require improvement, Ofsted figures show.

Yesterday, 12:00

A young filmmaker has shone a spotlight on an outreach scheme trying to tackle knife crime.


Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now