Welcome to Greatfields School which lies within the heart of the Gascoigne community in Barking, East London.
We opened in September 2016 and currently have Years 7-11, with approximately 750 students on roll. We will eventually grow to become a 10 form entry school with 1,800 pupils, including a Sixth Form, in purpose-built new accommodation. We are currently in Phase Two of our permanent site and the final Phase is due to be completed in 2021/22. Our mission is to provide the young people of this community with a first class education and to equip them with the skills and knowledge they will need to achieve their future dreams. Greatfields is built on three simple principles:
1) Teaching and learning which stretches and challenges our students.
2) A culture of positive behaviour.
3) High aspirations for all students.
I passionately believe that a high quality education is the most important factor in providing our young people with the greatest chance to succeed in life. I will work tirelessly with students, parents, governors, teachers and other members of the community to ensure that we build a school of which we can all be proud.
Welcome to Greatfields
Please watch our school video to find out more about us:
Year 6 Transition:
Transition Interviews Dates
Monday 7th June to Friday 18th June 2021
A member of the Pastoral team and SLT will interview students joining Greatfields School in September 2021. Greatfields will be in touch to arrange your Childs’ remote interview via School Cloud.
Friday 2nd July 2021
We are delighted to meet the students joining us for next academic year on Friday 2nd July. Here they will have a taster of Greatfields. They will also have the opportunity to meet their peers, Subject Teachers, Form Tutor and Head of Year.
Tuesday 29th June and Wednesday 30th June 2021
Headteacher Richard Paul will speak to parents about the transition process. This will take place from 5pm and 6 pm. Here parents will be requested to sign up for their hour slot via Eventbrite.
Uniform Collection Dates
You will be able to purchase school uniform on the following dates:
Friday 6th August 2021 : 10am – 3pm
Friday 13th August 2021 : 10am – 3pm
Tuesday 24th August 2021 : 10am – 3pm