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Kindest School in the UK - Independent Report PDF Print E-mail

Eastbury Community School in east London officially designated the kindest school in the UK

Story courtesty of The Independent

A comprehensive school serving one of the most deprived areas of the country has been officially designated the kindest school in the UK.

The school, the 1,850-pupil Eastbury Community School in Barking, east London, won the award after its pupils posted “choose kind” messages on a Wonder tree in a school corridor. Examples included “know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret and how to acquire without meanness” and “Why bully? Be helpful!”

The competition was inspired by the best-selling novel Wonder – about how a boy with a facial disfigurement copes at school – by R J Palacio. She chose Eastbury as the winner because she was impressed by how the whole school got behind the contest. “I was blown away by the dedication and passion the school had [for the competition],” she said. The contest was organised by publishers Penguin Random House Children’s UK with support from the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

In some ways, Eastbury could be considered a throwback to the kind of school common in the UK a couple of decades ago. It is a large comprehensive maintained by the local authority – Barking and Dagenham. 

Barking & Dagenham Youth Parade PDF Print E-mail

Thirty of our brilliant Sports, Team and Event Leaders from Years 8, 9 & 10 gave up their time to showcase the Sports Excellence Programme at the B & D Youth Parade today.

Eastbury Community School were the ONLY school in the borough at the event with our students absolutely 1st class. They met at Pondfield Park at 10.30am and were part of a 1000 strong group that paraded the streets of Dagenham.

They were dressed in perfect kit and waving Eastbury flags, banners and handing out promotional leaflets to members of the public.

GCSE Results Day - 20 August 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Dear parents and students of year 11.

Regarding GCSE results 2015.

The release of the GCSE examination results will take place on Thursday, August 20th between 10:00 and 12:00 in the main sports hall. We are using the sports hall as there is likely to be building work taking place in the main building and 6th form centre over the summer break. All students should take note of this and ensure that they only attend the designated area of the school.

Following the issue of results you will be required to either enrol for the 6th form or provide information about your preferred destination. It is most important that you report to Mr Conway and his team even if you do not wish to enrol, as this information needs to be recorded and passed on to the relevant authority.

TES Literacy Award Winners - June 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Teachers at a comprehensive in Barking are “ecstatic” after scooping a prestigious literacy prize for the third consecutive year.

Eastbury Comprehensive School won English Team of the year at the TES Schools Awards, recognising not only their 80 per cent A*-C pass rate for GCSE English Language, but also their efforts in fostering student’s passion for the subject, through theatre visits, drama sessions and workshops.

Eastbury Help Nepal in an Art Auction PDF Print E-mail

A school has been running printing workshops with a social conscience in an effort to raise money for victims of the Nepalese earthquake.

Eastbury Comprehensive School’s art and design department and technology staff have been busy doing mono, reduction, block printing and the traditional photography darkroom technique, photogram.

Prints will be sold off during a week-long silent auction to staff and students early next week, starting with bids of £1.

Ramadan Mubarak - 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Dear Parents/Carers


It is an important time of year for many of our families as Ramadan is about to begin.

We recognise that many (but not all) of our students have reached puberty and will want to take part in this special month.  This will be particularly challenging during 2015 due to the long days at this time of the year and the hot weather.

At school we have a busy and active schedule and this can be very demanding during this holy month.  Many children have found that, on the days on which they fast, the afternoons can be particularly difficult.

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