A primary school in Dagenham has bid a fond farewell to its head of school.

Students and staff at St Teresa Catholic Primary School have shared their well wishes for Grace Corry, head of school, as she prepares to leave at the end of the month.

Mrs Corry has been with the school since July of 1998, after moving from Ireland to start her teaching career.

The beloved head of school previously taught Year 2 and Year 6 students at St Teresa’s before she was promoted to deputy headteacher.

Barking and Dagenham Post: Mrs Corry has been with the school for 25 yearsMrs Corry has been with the school for 25 years (Image: St. Teresa Catholic Primary School)The headteacher is set to take up a new position as a primary school advisor for the Diocese of Brentwood.

In a statement from St Teresa Catholic Primary School, staff said: “Mrs Corry, you are going to be missed so much by all the staff, parents and children. 

"You have put so much into St. Teresa's and we will be forever grateful.  Wishing you all the best with your new role, we are sure you will be amazing!”

The school held a leaving mass earlier this month to commemorate her departure in person.