Multi-million pound primary building opens at Barking secondary school

(left to right) Eastbury chair of governors Roy Patient, executive head David Dickson, Mayor of Bark

(left to right) Eastbury chair of governors Roy Patient, executive head David Dickson, Mayor of Barking and Dagenham Cllr Eileen Keller and head of primary phase Wendy Jenkins - Credit: Archant

A new multi-million pound primary building has officially opened as a former comprehensive continues its journey to becoming an all-through school.

Eastbury children singing and performing

Eastbury children singing and performing - Credit: Archant

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.”

Eastbury children singing and performing

Eastbury children singing and performing - Credit: Archant


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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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