St Margarets C of E Primary School
Barking and Dagenham, United Kingdom
About St Margarets C of E Primary School
St Margaret's Church of England Primary School is a mixed, mainstream primary school in Barking, Essex, for students aged five to eleven. This voluntary-aided state school can accommodate 470 pupils at full capacity.
St Margaret's CofE Primary School was founded in 1649 and its current building opened in 1968. It began as a one-form-entry school but extended to two-form entry in 1994.
Vision and values
St Margaret's main aim is for pupils to achieve their best, care for one another and trust in the Lord. It strives to provide a happy and caring environment for pupils to learn in and to make sure everyone is respected and valued within the school. Teachers believe in the importance of building children’s self-esteem and confidence and work hard to uphold a positive ethos at all times.
The school believes children should be confident in the basic skills of literacy and numeracy; be given the opportunity to have different practical experiences in art, music, drama and PE; be helped to develop the social skills they need to work and play together; and be set challenging targets that they are supported to achieve.
“There are good relationships in classes between pupils and with adults, and learning is purposeful and clearly focused. Pupils know what they are learning and how they can succeed. Teachers use teaching assistants well to support individuals and groups, so that they make good progress.”