Dagenham Park CofE School

Barking and Dagenham, United Kingdom

Location: Barking and Dagenham, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Controlled
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 19 years

About Dagenham Park CofE School

Dagenham Park is a Church of England denominational, co-educational secondary school with Sixth Form situated in East London. As of the most recent inspection, there were 1,280 students on the school roll, of which 122 were in sixth form. The nearest London Underground station is Dagenham Heathway on the District Line.

Executive Headteacher

Ges Smith

Head of School

Chris Ash

Values and Vision

Dagenham Park Church of England School is a truly inclusive school; committed to developing each individual, nurturing their talents and aspirations in order to develop confident young people who are ready for the challenges of adult life in the modern world. The school strives to inspire learners to excellence, stretching them academically and harnessing their creative energies so that they can make a full contribution to the school, wider community and beyond. 

As a Voluntary Controlled Church of England school Dagenham Park is open to those of all faiths and none. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its students.


  • English Team of the Year 2017 TES Awards Winner
  • Shortlisted Creative School of the Year 2018 TES Awards
  • SSAT Educational Outcomes Award 2015 and 2016.

GCSE Performance 2017

  • Progress 8 score is above the national average at 0.18.
  • Students achieving a Grade 4 and above in English and Mathematics is 52% .
  • The English Department achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.9 in 2016 placing them in the top 1% in the country.
  • Results in Languages were placed in the top 20% of schools for progress.
  • 34% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate.

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Dagenham Park Church of England School was last inspected on 10th and 11th May 2016 in which the school received an overall grade of GOOD.

  • Effectiveness of leadership and management: Good
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Good
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Good
  • Outcomes for pupils: Good

‘Pupils behaviour in lessons and around the site is good. Pupils are proud ambassadors for the school and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere within the school. Personal development and welfare are outstanding.’  

‘Disadvantaged pupils make more progress than their peers across a range of subjects, including in English and mathematics.’  

‘School leaders and governors have aspirations of excellence for their school and the pupils. The achievement of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is good. Good support from additional staff has ensured that these pupils make good progress.'  

‘The school building is immaculate. Pupils are proud of their school and look after it well.’  

‘Staff and pupils understand and appreciate the work of leaders to improve the life chances of pupils. New staff commented that they were impressed by senior leaders’ expectations and their drive for every individual to succeed.’

View Dagenham Park Church of E School’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: School Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 9QH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8270 4400