Grafton Primary School
Barking and Dagenham, United Kingdom
About Grafton Primary School
Grafton Primary School is a co-educational, non-selective, non-denominational community school for children aged 3-11, situated in Dagenham, Essex. The school, formed in 2012 from the merger of Grafton Infants School and Grafton Junior School, has approximately 930 pupils. Ofsted judged Grafton Primary School to be “good” after its last inspection (2013).
Values and vision
The school’s motto is “Together we learn. Together we achieve”. Its key values are integrity, kindness, happiness, honesty, respect, curiosity and determination. Children at the school are confident, enthusiastic and motivated learners. There is a school council and pupils take an active role in addressing issues, influencing change and organising community events. Grafton Primary is a very diverse school, with more than 30 additional languages spoken by the children.
As an Eco School, Grafton Primary is part of a global programme sponsored by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. Its aim is to raise children's awareness of sustainability and the environment.
“Children join the school with skills and knowledge that are well below the levels expected for their age. By the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage, their attainment is at the expected level for their age, indicating that they have made good progress. Children learn quickly to recognise their letters and sounds because of the teachers’ good focus on play activities that are built around speaking, movement and active learning. Similarly, the systematic teaching of language, literacy and communication skills supports pupils’ achievement well.”