Multi-million pound primary building opens at Barking secondary school
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A new multi-million pound primary building has officially opened as a former comprehensive continues its journey to becoming an all-through school.
Chair of governors Roy Patient unveiled a plaque at Eastbury Community School, in Hulse Avenue, Barking, in front of Mayor Cllr Eileen Keller on Friday afternoon.
The school’s 154 primary phase pupils – taken from two year one classes, two reception classes and two nursery classes – moved into their new permanent home in September, following a year elsewhere in the school.
Head of primary phase Wendy Jenkins said: “It’s really exciting to be up and running.
“This is a great opportunity for the children and makes the transition from primary to secondary much smoother.”
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The building is part of a government-funded £16million project that also includes the construction of 42 purpose-built secondary classrooms.
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