Barking and Dagenham Council to pump £13m into the borough’s schools

The council has pledged �13 million to improve schools like Ripple Primary. Picture: Ken Mears

The council has pledged �13 million to improve schools like Ripple Primary. Picture: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

Barking and Dagenham Council is putting forward £13million to improve the borough’s schools.

Trinity School will receive a million pounds for improvements. Picture: LBBD

Trinity School will receive a million pounds for improvements. Picture: LBBD - Credit: LBBD

Last week, councillors pledged to modernise schools, provide better fitness programmes for pupils, and increase the number of special educational needs and disabilities places.

Three schools will receive one million pounds each to build permanent buildings – Trinity School in Dagenham Heathway, Robert Clack School in Gosfield Road, and Ripple Primary School in Suffolk Road.

There will also be an extra 30 places at Greatfield School from September.

Councillor Evelyn Carpenter, cabinet member for education, said: “The pupils of today become the leaders of tomorrow, so we are delighted to be able to commit further investment into their future.

Greatfields School will have 30 extra places as of September. Picture: Ken Mears

Greatfields School will have 30 extra places as of September. Picture: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant


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“It isn’t a quick fix, but we have made significant progress on improving the standards in our borough and by working with schools, parents and youngsters we are managing to provide a challenging but exciting educational experience.”

Pupils, staff and council officials celebrating thre launch of Greatfields School

Pupils, staff and council officials celebrating thre launch of Greatfields School - Credit: Archant

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