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.
The decision has been made by the borough to cancel the transition day planned for all Year 6 students on Friday 2nd July. I understand that this is disappointing and that your children were looking forward to spending a day in school and meeting some of our staff. We will ensure that a full induction day takes place on your child’s first day on Friday 3rd September.
We will still be holding a parent information evening, but this will run with some limitations due to the need to socially distance:
– Only one adult per family can attend (no students)
– Face masks must be worn in the hall at all times
There will be a booking system in place and we will be holding four information sessions:
Tuesday 29th June at 5pm
Tuesday 29th June at 6pm
Wednesday 30th June at 5pm
Wednesday 30th June at 6pm
There will be a maximum of forty places at each session, hence the need to limit number. If you would like to attend please call the school office on 0203 9465900.
For those families who were unable to attend the Year 6 Parent Information Evening, please click on the link below to see Mr Paul’s presentation:
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