Grafton Primary School in Dagenham rated good by Ofsted once again

Grafton Primary School in Dagenham has been rated good by Ofsted for the second inspection in a row.

Grafton Primary School in Dagenham has been rated good by Ofsted for the second inspection in a row. Picture: LBBD - Credit: Archant

Another primary school in Dagenham has been rated good by Ofsted.

Grafton Primary School in Grafton Road was praised for its “confident, polite and articulate” pupils in a recent inspection.

The school was last inspected in November 2013, when it also received a good rating.

Headteacher Martin Nicholson said: “We are delighted that Ofsted recognises the achievement and positive behaviour of all our children. It is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our staff and governors.

“The support we receive from all our parents and carers has enabled us to create a genuine partnership working together to support all our children.”


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Since the last inspection, pupil outcomes have increased and are now typically higher than the national average. Ninety per cent of the borough’s schools are now rated good or outstanding.

Councillor Evelyn Carpenter, cabinet member for education, said: “This is further reassurance for parents, whose children attend school in Barking and Dagenham, that young people are getting the best educational start in their lives.

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“We have seen time and time again, whether it is Ofsted reports, exam results or individual school achievements - that pupils in our borough will be challenged and presented with opportunities to develop their interests.”

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