Official Opening - 7 Oct 2016

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.”

The building is part of a government-funded £16million project that also includes the construction of 42 purpose-built secondary classrooms.

Story courtesy of Barking & Dagenham Post