New secondary school planned for Barking

PUBLISHED: 15:14 23 February 2016 | UPDATED: 15:37 23 February 2016

Interested parents can find out more by visiting Gascoigne Primary School tomorrow evening

Interested parents can find out more by visiting Gascoigne Primary School tomorrow evening


A new secondary school is expected to open in the Gascoigne area of Barking in September.

Known as Greatfields School, it will be managed by the Learning Partnership.

The Partnership are also responsible for running Sydney Russell School in Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, and Riverside Secondary School in Renwick Road, Barking.

With increased demand for school places, the council states that the new school will help it fulfill their promise of a place for every child.

Cllr Evelyn Carpenter, cabinet Member for Education and Schools, said: “We are committed to working closely with our family of schools to provide a school place for all of our young people in a good or outstanding school.

“With wise planning, we shall increase the number of available school places in line with the increasing demand to ensure that children are well-educated and realise their highest aspirations.”

An open evening for interested parents will be held at Gascoigne Primary School in Gascoigne Road, Barking, tomorrow (Weds) from 6pm to 8pm.

For more information, visit or email

Visit from March 2 for details on how you can register your interest for a place at the school.

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