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The Right Secondary School

Information for Parents about

Secondary Schools in 2005

www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk

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Learning the modern way . .

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Contents

This booklet contains important information about the procedure of allocating secondary school places and details of the secondary schools in Barking and Dagenham.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact the Admissions Transfers and Exclusion (ATE) Section, Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm. Address Telephone Email The ATE Section, Town Hall, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LU

020 8227 3024 or 3102

[email protected]

Fax Minicom Website 020 8227 3439

020 8227 3180

www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk

Welcome Introduction The London Schools Admission System Implications for pupils Frequently asked questions? Making an application Special educational needs and disability How are the admission criteria used? How are the preferences used? After an unsuccessful application Appeal Waiting lists Getting to know the schools Allocation of places at Barking and Dagenham Voluntary Aided School Admission criteria Allocation of places at Barking and Dagenham Community Schools Admission criteria

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The schools and colleges All Saints Catholic School and Technology College

Barking Abbey School A Specialist Sports College Dagenham Park Community School Eastbrook Comprehensive School Eastbury Comprehensive School The Jo Richardson Community School Robert Clack - School of Science A Specialist College

The Sydney Russell Comprehensive School Warren Comprehensive School Applying for a place in another borough Transfer timetable

Financial assistance for Barking and

Dagenham pupils Other London Education Authorities, School Admissions Sections Useful information and services Open mornings and evenings

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Map of secondary schools in the borough

Welcome

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This booklet contains important information about the transfer process and the secondary schools in Barking & Dagenham. The Borough Council hopes that you will find this booklet useful. If you have any difficulty reading or understanding this booklet, you can contact the language support service on 020 8270 4784. Arabic

French Ce livret contient des informations importantes au sujet du processus de transfert et des écoles secondaires de Barking et Dagenham. La municipalité espère que ce livret vous sera utile. Vous pouvez contacter le Service de soutien linguistique (« Language Support Service ») au 020 8270 4784 si vous avez des difficultés à lire ou à comprendre ce livret. Lingala Mokanda oyo ezali koyebisa yo makambo na bana kolongwa na ecole moko mpe kokota na ecole mosusu, mpe kokota na ecole secondaire, kati na Barking mpe Dagenham. Biso, bato ya commune tozali na elikia ete ekosunga yo. Soko ojali na mpasi kotanga mokanda to mpe olandi mayebisi oyo te, nde okoki kobenga basungi na telefon na 020 8270 4784.l Punjabi

Somali Buugyarahani waxa ku qoran macluumaad muhiim ah oo loogu talagalay nidaamka u gudubka dugsiyada sare ee Barking iyo Dagenham. Kawnsalku wuxuu rajaynayaa inuu buuggani faa'iido kuu yeesho. Haddii ay wax dhibaato ahi kaa haystaan sidii aad u akhriyi lahayd ama u fahmi lahayd buugyarahan, waxaad la xidhiidh kartaa adeegga taageerada luqadda oo laga wici karto 020 8270 4784. Swahili Kijitabu hiki kina maelezo muhimu kuhusu njia za kubadilisha shule na pia kuhusu shule za upili zinazopatikana Barking & Dagenham. Manispaa inatumai kuwa utafaidika na kijitabu hiki. Ikiwa una tabu kukisoma au kukielewa, wasiliana na huduma ya usaidizi wa lugha ukitumia nambari 020 8270 4784. Turkish Bu kitapçik, Barking ve Dagenham bölgesindeki orta okullar (secondary school) ve ilkokuldan ortaokula geçis süreci ¸ ile ilgili önemli bilgiler içermektedir. Belediye bu bilgileri yararli bulacag inizi ümidediyor. Bu kitapçig okumada veya i anlamada yardima ihtiyaciniz olursa, 020 8270 4784 numarali telefondan dil destek hizmetini (language support service) arayiniz. Urdu

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Introduction

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Dear Parent/Carers,

We are very pleased that you are considering sending your child to a Barking and Dagenham secondary school in September 2005. This booklet is intended to help you through what at times may seem a bewildering process. For the first time all 33 London boroughs together with eight councils bordering the capital have signed up to a new system to co-ordinate admissions to their secondary schools. The London Schools Admissions Systems (please see page 3 for further details) will ensure all applicants who have applied before the closing date, will be allocated one school place on the same day ­ 01 March 2005. Barking and Dagenham has nine secondary schools. All schools have a fully comprehensive intake and a clear commitment to raising the levels of achievement for all their pupils and students. We believe that attendance at any one of the schools in Barking and Dagenham will provide the educational opportunities your child needs to prepare for life in a rapidly changing world.

The examination performance of the schools is very rapidly improving. The number of students continuing their education in sixth forms, further and higher education colleges and universities is steadily increasing. The quality of education in Barking and Dagenham is recognised nationally and developments in our schools have informed national policy. Open mornings and evenings are held in September and October. I do very much hope that you will be able to visit our schools to see for yourself what is offered in Barking and Dagenham. Yours sincerely, Roger Luxton

Director of Education, Arts and Libraries

London Schools Admissions System

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Please read this booklet before completing the application form.

The decision on whether a place can be offered will continue to be made by the admission authority for each school listed. Where a school is over subscribed, its published admission criteria will be used to decide the order in which applicants will be offered places. Unless specifically required to do so by the published admissions criteria of the school, councils will not pass on details of where the school was ranked, and no school will be told about other schools a parent has applied for. The councils will hold the offer for the highest preference on the parent's form and release all other lower preference offers, so that these places can be offered to other applicants. Potential offers are then exchanged between councils until they are in a position to make the single best offer to parents using all available places. It is therefore important that you rank the schools in your true order of preference. All offers will be made on the same day ­ 1 March 2005, for applications received by the closing date.

Every year around 60,000 pupils living in London transfer to secondary school, many crossing borough boundaries to do so. From this year all 33 London boroughs, together with eight councils bordering the capital, have signed up to a new system to co-ordinate admissions to their secondary schools. The new co-ordinated admissions system will be fairer, with more parents being offered one of their preferred schools earlier and fewer getting no initial offer at all. It will be easier for parents to manage, reducing anxiety for them and their children, and will also reduce the workload for schools.

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Proof of posting is not proof of receipt. If you need your application form to be acknowledged, you must complete the acknowledgement slip (section 5 of the CAF) and enclose a stamped self addressed envelope. Receipt will not be confirmed by telephone.

How the new system will work

Under the new London Schools Admissions System, all parents will list the schools that they want to apply for on one form, ranking them in order of preference. (This is important as only one offer will be made and this will be from the highest ranked school able to make an offer). This form will then be returned to the council in which the child lives. All the councils taking part in the London Schools Admissions System will then use a computerised system to pass on details of applications for schools in other areas and to co-ordinate the offer of places to make sure that nobody gets offered more than one school place.

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The closing date for applications is 22 October 2004

a single best offer to parents. It is therefore important that you rank the schools in your true order of preference. This offer will be posted to parents on 01 March 2005. The ATE Section can only respond to queries relating to the contents of parents' letters and we cannot notify you of the outcome of allocations over the telephone. If you have not received your letter of notification by 04 March 2005, please contact us for a duplicate copy. Where none of your preferences are available we will offer you the nearest school to your home with a vacancy. If the school of your preference has been declined, you have a statutory right of appeal against this decision. If you decide to exercise your right of appeal, you must write to the ATE section by 15 April 2005 to request an appeal form, stating your child's details, and the name of the Barking and Dagenham school(s) that has been declined and you wish to appeal for. If refusal is for a non Barking and Dagenham school, you will need to contact the relevant Admission Authority (School or LEA) for more details. Frequently asked questions regarding the admissions process are detailed on pages 5-9, please read the information before completing your application form.

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Barking & Dagenham Residents

Only pupils residing within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham need to complete the enclosed application form. If you do not have your copy of the Common Application Form (CAF), please contact the ATE section for details. You will then need to list six secondary schools on that form in order of preference. If you would like your child to be considered for a place at a school outside this borough, you must list the school(s) on this application form. The admission criteria of these schools will vary from the Barking and Dagenham schools and we strongly recommend that you contact the relevant admission authority (LEA or school) concerned for more information. Please see page 33 for more details. Once your form is completed you must submit your application to the Town Hall by the closing date (see page 34), along with a photocopy of your 2004/05 Council Tax Bill/Tenancy Agreement and a copy of your Child's Benefit Allowance book or letter from the Benefits Agency (for the child named on the application). If the child is in the care of a local authority, you must also include a letter from the social worker confirming the legal status of the child and the local authority the child is in the care of. The letter should also provide the reasons for the preferences for the schools listed. If your child attends a Barking and Dagenham Primary/Junior school, you can return the form via your child's school, but you must submit your form to the school a week before the closing date. After the closing date your application will be processed using the Equal Preference Model (see page 8). Where there are more applications for a school than there are places available in that school, an admission criteria will be applied to determine which applications are successful. The Criteria for Barking and Dagenham's Voluntary Aided school is listed on pages 11 & 12 and the Community schools Criteria are explained on page 13. Please ensure you read and understand these criteria, before making your application. Where more than one offer can be made, you will be offered your highest preference. Potential offers are then exchanged between councils until they can make

Non-Barking & Dagenham Residents

If you live in another borough but would like your child to attend a Barking and Dagenham school, you will need to list our school(s) on the Common Application Form provided by your own borough. The Admission Criteria for Barking and Dagenham's Voluntary Aided school (listed on page 11 & 12) and for Barking and Dagenham Community schools (explained on page 13) will apply. Please make sure that you read and understand these criteria, before making your application. Potential offers are then exchanged between councils until your own borough can make a single best offer including any schools that you may have applied for in other boroughs. It is therefore important that you rank the schools in your true order of preference. This offer will be posted to parents by their own LEA on 01 March 2005, for applications received by the closing date.

Frequently Asked Questions

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A Pupils are allocated to schools using the agreed criteria and considering your order of preference. Where none of your preferences are available we will offer you the nearest school to your home with a vacancy A Parents will be notified in writing of a school place, and letters will be sent on 01 March 2005 for all applications received by the closing date. Please Note If your preferences include other Voluntary Aided schools, Foundation Schools and non Barking and Dagenham Schools, you will need to contact the appropriate admission authority (School or LEA) for the relevant supplementary form(s) and procedure, if required. What if I want to list a school outside Barking and Dagenham? If you live within the borough but would like to apply for a place in another borough, you must complete the Barking and Dagenham Common Application Form, stating all the schools you wish to be considered for. You will also need to contact the relevant borough to find out their admission criteria and if other supplementary forms are required. See page 33 for more details. If you do not fill in the Barking and Dagenham Common Application Form you will not be considered for these out of borough schools. Why are there six preferences? I want to choose one school? The Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998 section 86 (1) places a duty on admission authorities to make arrangements for enabling the parents of children in their area to express a preference(s) as to the school at which they would wish their child(ren) to be educated. Previous experience tells us that more people will apply for places at our schools than we have space to accommodate them. Simply naming only one school, or repeating the same school will not increase your child's chance of being offered a place there.

How do I make an application? A You identify the six secondary schools you would prefer your child(ren) to attend and you list them in order of preference on the Common Application Form (CAF). The six schools may include, Community schools, Voluntary Aided schools, Foundation Schools and non Barking and Dagenham Schools. A If your preferences include All Saints School, you will need to fill in a supplementary Priest Reference Form, which is available from the Town Hall and All Saints School ­ See All Saints Admission procedure on pages 11 & 12 for more details A Once completed, send the CAF to the Town Hall, along with a photocopy of your 2004/05 Council Tax Bill/Tenancy Agreement and a copy of your Child's Benefit Allowance book or letter from the Benefits Agency (for the child named on the application). We need this information to check the accuracy of addresses and to prevent fraudulent applications A If the child is in the care of a local authority, you must also include a letter from the social worker confirming the legal status of the child and the local authority the child is in the care of. The letter should also provide the reasons for the preferences for the schools listed

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If it is proved that a place has been allocated on the basis of false, inaccurate or misleading information, the place will be withdrawn and legal action may be taken.

Please note that proof of posting is not proof of receipt. If you need your form to be acknowledged, you must complete the acknowledgement slip (section 5 of the CAF) and enclose a stamped self addressed envelope. Receipt will not be confirmed by telephone. What is the timetable? Your application must be submitted to the Town Hall no later than 5:00pm on 22 October 2004. Applications after this date will not be processed in the first round of allocations and are considered as a late application. Please see the complete transfer timetable on page 34 What if my application is late? All applications received after the closing date will not be considered in the first round of allocations. Late applications will be processed after 01 March 2005 in order of receipt date in accordance with the admission criteria. At this stage the majority of places in Barking and Dagenham schools will have been allocated to pupils whose applications were received by the closing date. In exceptional circumstances senior officers may consider whether late applications can be processed in the first round of allocations if there is sufficient time to administer the application. Such reasons include the on-going illness problems of single parents, dealing with the death of a close relative, the family recently moving in or out of the area (proof of date of ownership or tenancy of a property within this LEA will be required for these cases). If your application is submitted after the closing date but you wish to be considered in the first round of allocations please send an accompanying letter (with your application) explaining the exceptional circumstances that you wish us to consider, together with any supporting evidence. Each case will be decided on its own merits.

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If everybody named the same school, we would not be able to increase the number of places there. The admission number of each school and the number of applications made for those places last year are shown on the schools pages and this will help you to know if that school is likely to be oversubscribed (receive more applications than available places). In that situation, not everybody will be able to be allocated a place at the school(s) they have asked for. We need information to help us to offer you an alternative school and the more schools you list the greater the chance of this. This is why we call the schools on your form your preferences rather than your choices. How do I return the form and required documents? If you live in Barking and Dagenham, all completed application forms must be submitted to the ATE Section at the Town Hall, along with a photocopy of your 2004/05 Council Tax Bill/Tenancy Agreement and a copy of your Child's Benefit Allowance (child named on the application). Applications will not be considered unless all required documents as well as the CAF are submitted by the closing date, 22 October 2004. Please do not send original documents, as they will not be returned. It is important to note that there is a different process if one of your preferences is for All Saints Catholic School and Technology College (see pages 11 &12) or for a non-Barking and Dagenham School (see page 13). Once your Common Application Form is completed you can return it with the required documents to the Town Hall by either: A - Returning the form to the Headteacher of your child's Barking and Dagenham Junior/Primary school by 15 October 2004. This is to ensure the form reaches the ATE Section no later than 22 October 2004. or B - Returning the form directly to: The ATE Section, Town Hall, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LU no later than 5.00pm on 22 October 2004.

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What happens if the child is in the care of a local authority? Applications for secondary transfer for children in the care of a local authority are considered before all other applicants. If the child is in the care of a local authority, you must also include with the common application form, a letter from the social worker confirming the legal status of the child and the local authority the child is in the care of. The letter should also provide the reasons for the preferences for the schools listed. When requesting a school place for a child who is looked after, the ATE section will automatically give you a questionnaire to complete that will be forwarded to the Looked After Children Health and Education Support (LACHES) team. The ATE section will try to locate a suitable educational placement for the child or young person and liaise with the LACHES team. If you would like to discuss the secondary transfer of a child in the care of a local authority with a member of the LACHES team, please telephone 020 8227 5919. What happens if my circumstances change? Places will be allocated based on the information available as at the closing date 22 October 2004. If your child has been allocated a place, this will not be withdrawn if your circumstances change, i.e. change of address. However, if it is proved that a place has been allocated on the basis of false, inaccurate or misleading information, the place will be withdrawn and legal action may be taken. Any subsequent changes to conditions, circumstances, amendments to applications or new applications received after this date will be considered as a late application.

What happens if my child has a statement of Special Educational Need? Applications for a secondary school for children with statements are processed by the Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review Team (SENART) and considered separately from other applicants. The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice says that schools must ensure that the Annual Review of the statement in Year 5 incorporates some planning for secondary transfer. At the beginning of the Autumn Term in Year 6, SENART will write to you and ask you to complete a form to express your preferences for secondary school. This will be a different application form to the one used for children who do not have statements. It must be returned to SENART - a pre-paid addressed envelope will be provided. When the secondary school is named in Part 4 of the child's statement, the child is given priority admission. If you would like to discuss the secondary transfer of a child who has a statement with a member of SENART, please telephone 020 8227 3540. What happens if my child has a Disability? The majority of children with disabilities have their needs met in local mainstream schools. When you apply for a place in a school we will need to know if your child has a disability that makes it difficult for them to do everyday things. We can then check to see if they need anything extra or different in school so that they can learn alongside children and young people who are not disabled. Schools are generally well equipped and able to meet a variety of needs. If your child has a disability (this includes physical, sensory (sight, hearing, speech) and/or learning difficulties) please fill in the Common Application Form, ensuring the disability details on section 2 of the application form is complete. If your child has a statement of special educational needs you do not need to complete the Common Application Form. Once we know which school your child is going to, we can (if it appears necessary) check to see if there is anything we need to do to make sure that they have access to all the learning opportunities available in school.

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It is important that you rank the schools in your true order of preference

All preferences stated on your application form will be considered and the admission criteria will be applied to each. Only where we would be able to offer two or more schools will the order of preference be considered. The applicant will be offered the highestranking preference of these, so it is important that you list your preferences accordingly. Under this system, you will not be penalised for failing to put the school that your child is most likely to be allocated as your first preference, as would be the case under the first preference model.

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How are places allocated? If there are enough places available for everyone that applies, then the authority can agree all applications. Where there are more applications for a school than there are places available in that school, we have to have rules (Admission Criteria), for deciding which applications are agreed and which are refused. The Criteria for Barking and Dagenham's Voluntary Aided school is listed on pages 11 & 12 and for Community schools the Criteria is explained on page 13. Please ensure you read and understand these criteria, before making your application. How are the preferences used? All applications are processed using the Equal Preference Model. This means that your first preference does not adversely affect the likelihood of you achieving your other preferences. The process is as follows. A You fill in 6 preferences on the application form, making sure you rank them in order of preference A All your preferences are processed according to the criteria A Where there is more than one potential offer available to you, you will be offered your highest preference (shown by your priority on the form). It is therefore important that you rank the schools in your true order of preference. For September 2004 admissions, the number of applicants who submitted their application by the closing date is shown for each school on the relevant pages. In addition, the distance of the child to be allocated the last place at each of our schools (in the initial allocation process) is also available to enable you to gain a realistic picture of the likelihood of you gaining a place at the school of your preference. However please note that the number of applications for each school will differ from year to year as well as the address from which children are making applications and this will affect the distance criteria when allocating pupils to schools.

AFTER AN UNSUCCESSFUL APPLICATION

What happens if my preferred school is full? If you live in Barking and Dagenham and following the published admissions procedures it is not possible to allocate your child(ren) to one of your preferred school(s), we will offer your child(ren) the nearest school to their home with a vacancy. Do I have the right to appeal? If you are not offered a place at the school of your preference, you have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel against this decision, even though all places have been allocated up to the published admission number*. If your application for any school has been declined you may write to us to request an appeal form. Information will then be provided explaining how the appeal procedure works, together with an appeal form, which needs to be returned to the Independent Appeal Panel Clerk. * No places are left unfilled for any reason, including appeals.

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The closing date for applications is 22 October 2004

What happens once my child starts secondary school but wishes to transfer to another school? First, make an appointment to discuss the matter with the pupil's present Headteacher, as many situations can be resolved without the disruption that a change of school can bring. If a transfer is still desired, ask the school for a transfer form. The procedure and criteria followed will be issued with the transfer form. Transfers between LEA maintained Schools will take place at an agreed point in the term following a request. You must ensure that your child continues regular attendance at their current school whilst any transfer request is being considered. Please telephone 020 8227 3406 for advice.

Further appeals The LEA will only consider one application for the same school in the same academic year unless there has been a significant and material change in your circumstances that would warrant a further application being considered. Examples of changed circumstances include parents living nearer to the preferred school, or a medical condition that has developed since the time when the original application was considered. If you feel that such a change has occurred, please write to the ATE Section giving supporting evidence. Where the LEA determines (ie reaches a fresh decision on) a new application, a further appeal will be available, if your application is declined. Can I go on a waiting list? Your child will be placed automatically on a waiting list for your preferred Barking and Dagenham Community Schools. This process will be different for each admission authority (school or LEA), so please consult your home LEA if you live in another borough or have expressed a preference for an out of borough school. The waiting list is maintained initially for each oversubscribed school in Barking & Dagenham until 31 October 2005. If a place becomes available before this date, places will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the published admission criteria in this booklet. After this date you will need to make an application for a transfer. Late applicants will be added to the waiting list of oversubscribed schools in order of the admission criteria. If you wish to apply for a school(s) not listed on your application form, you need to confirm this in writing to the ATE Section at the Town Hall.

Getting to Know Barking & Dagenham Schools

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It is important that you rank the schools in your true order of preference

All Saints Catholic School and Technology College is a catholic Voluntary Aided comprehensive school. The other secondary schools are comprehensive Community schools maintained by the LEA. On the application form you can express a preference for six secondary schools. Please take the time to read this booklet in full before you complete the form. You will also find it useful and interesting to visit the schools. You can visit as many schools as you wish to help you decide your preferences. The open mornings and evenings are listed on page 39.

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Your child's secondary education is very important. Barking and Dagenham Council, as the Local Education Authority (LEA), believes that the successful education of children depends, to a great extent, on a good working partnership between schools and families. We support and encourage this partnership and want parents to become wellinformed about our schools. All schools, in co operation with the Borough Council, are committed to promoting equal opportunities and opposing all forms of discrimination and prejudice.

There are nine secondary schools in Barking and Dagenham. Each school has been allocated two pages in this booklet to present information for parents.

Each school will be able to give you:

A the school prospectus A the most recent OFSTED inspection report for the school A the school's examination results

A the Governing Body's annual report.

Allocation of places at Barking & Dagenham Voluntary Aided School

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You may list up to six schools from any London borough for your preferences

The borough has one Voluntary Aided secondary school, All Saints Catholic School and Technology College. Admission to All Saints Catholic School, will require completion of the Common Application Form. Barking and Dagenham residents must return this form to the ATE Section (non-borough applicants to their home borough) by 22 October 2004. You must also enclose proof of your address and a copy of your child's Benefit Allowance (child named on the application). The ATE Section will then send you a Parish Priest Reference form within 5 working days of receipt of your initial admission form. This second form indicates your commitment to your faith as evidenced by your links to your local church. Once you and your parish priest have completed this form, the information should be sent directly to the school by 17 December 2004 along with a photocopy of your child's baptismal certificate. Applications received after this date will be placed on a waiting list and only considered after places have been allocated to pupils whose applications were received by the closing date. Offers of places at All Saints will be made on 01 March 2005 for all applications received by the closing date. The Local Authority in which you live will issue offers. The last date for accepting an offer of a place will be 15 March 2005. The admission criteria for All Saints Catholic School and Technology College is set by the School's Governors in consultation with the Authority. It is for the Governors to apply those criteria in order of priority. Please read the admission criteria and procedure before applying. If you have any queries regarding the admission criteria, appeals or require further information, please contact the school directly. Note *A practising Catholic is someone whose Catholic faith is alive and who is therefore in the habit of attending Mass every Sunday and Holy Day. Preference will be given to those who attend Mass most frequently and regularly. If there are unusual and overriding factors preventing parents taking their children to Mass, then these should be discussed with the Parish Priest and noted on the Parish Priest Reference Form and may be taken into account by Governors.

How will a decision be made if there are too many applicants?

The admission criteria in order priority for All Saints Roman Catholic School are. 1. Baptised Practising Catholics* resident in the parishes of the Deanery of Barking and Dagenham++ (St Peter's, Holy Family, St Thomas More, St Mary and St Ethelburga, and St Vincent's), also St Mary's, Hornchurch and English Martyrs, Hornchurch. Priority will be given to children who are hoping to have a brother or sister of a practising Catholic family already at All Saints School on the day of admission. 2. Looked after children from Catholic families. 3. Baptised Practising Catholics* resident in other parishes who have a brother or sister in the school on the day of admission. (See sub-list 1.1 ­ 1.15 in priority order.) 4. Baptised Practising Catholics* resident in the Deanery of Barking and Dagenham (See 1++ above). Priority will be given to those who are currently on the roll of a Catholic primary school in the Deanery of Barking and Dagenham. 5. Baptised Practising Catholics* resident in other parishes (see sub-list 1.1 ­ 1.15 in priority order). Priority will be given to those who are currently on the roll of a Catholic primary school. 6. Baptised Catholics resident in the parishes of the Deanery of Barking and Dagenham. 7. Baptised Catholics resident in other parishes. 8. Non-baptised children of a Catholic parent whose application is endorsed by the Parish Priest of any Catholic parish. 9. Any other Baptised children.

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A The applicant must fully accept and support the aims and objectives of All Saints Catholic School. Parents should desire as a matter of overriding priority a Roman Catholic Education A Where it is necessary to differentiate further in any of the categories created by the above, the Governors will attach priority to those applicants who live closest to the school site at Becontree Heath, as measured by the nearest available route A Other circumstances not listed in the criteria cannot be considered. It is essential that the Governors are consistent in its judgement and uses only those criteria upon which there has been consultation and agreement. Appeals procedure If Parents are unsuccessful in their applications, they may lodge an appeal to the Chairman of Governors of the school in writing, within 14 days (i.e. 15 March 2005), stating the grounds for the appeal. In due course the Corporate Strategy Department will notify you of the date of your appeal. The appeal will be heard by an independent appeal panel which will be made up of three people, none of whom have any connection with the school and one of whom will be a lay person. The appeal panel will accept representation from any interested parties in writing or in person at the appeal hearing. The names of unsuccessful candidates will be placed on a waiting list, which will be organised in accordance with All Saints School's criteria.

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Sub-List in priority order La Salette St Alban's St Bede's St Edward's Corpus Christi St Cedd's St Dominic's Holy Redeemer SS Peter and Paul I Rainham Elm Park Chadwell Heath Romford Collier Row Goodmayes Harold Hill Harold Hill lIford lIford lIford

1.10 St John the Baptist 1.11 SS Mary & Erconwald 1.12 Other Parishes in the Deanery of Havering 1.13 Other Parishes in the Deanery of Redbridge 1.14 Parishes in the Deanery of Newham 1.15 Other Catholic Parishes

PLEASE NOTE: A The Parish Priest Reference Form must be completed in full by you and your Parish Priest and submitted to All Saints School by 17 December 2004 together with a photocopy of your child's baptismal certificate. Please do not send original documents, as they will not be returned A Applications will not be considered unless the Common Application Form has also been completed and returned (with required documents if requested) to your home LEA by the closing date

Allocation of places at Barking & Dagenham Community Schools

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Please ensure you read and understand the admission criteria before making your application

Admission to Barking and Dagenham Community Schools, will require completion of the Common Application Form. Barking and Dagenham residents must return this form along with a photocopy of your 2004/05 Council Tax Bill/Tenancy Agreement and a copy of your Child's Benefit Allowance book or letter from the Benefits Agency (for the child named on the application) to the ATE Section by 22 October 2004. Out of borough applicants must complete and return (to their home borough) the form for the borough in which they live. Applications received after this date are only considered after places have been allocated to pupils whose applications were received by the closing date. Offers of places for all applications received by the closing date will be issued by the Local Authority in which you live. The admission criteria for Barking and Dagenham Community Schools are set by the LEA and are listed below. Please read the admission criteria, notes and procedure below before applying.

Please note these points

A *Brother or sister means, for the purpose of admission arrangements, a full, half, step, adopted, or long term fostered/child living at the same address A *The second (sibling) criterion will be phased out by 2008 and only children attending the school years 8 to 11 at the date of admission will be considered as a sibling for criteria purposes A The child's home is the permanent address where the child lives with their parent or legal guardian and where the child benefit allowance is addressed A The distance measured from the child's home to secondary schools with split sites will be measured to the "Main Site", and to the Castle Green site for the Jo Richardson Community School. The main site is defined as entrance through the main door at the upper site where the Headteacher's office is located. This measurement affects Barking Abbey, Eastbury, and Robert Clack schools A Distances are measured using Infotech's system Scana A The measurement of home to school can only take into account the routes available at the closing date of application. This is because, where roads are under construction, no guarantee can be given that the route will be in use by the date of admission. Once the route is in use, applications made after that date, including appeals and requests for transport will be measured using the new route A Distance from home to school will be used as a tie breaker for pupils who have equal claim for a place A Other circumstances not listed in the criteria cannot be considered. It is essential that the Education Department is consistent in its judgement and uses only those criteria upon which there has been consultation and agreement. If you have any queries regarding the admission criteria, appeals or require further information, please contact the ATE Section.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

1. Children who are in the care of a local authority 2. Children who have a brother or sister in Years 8 to 11 attending the school at the date of admission* ­ please see notes 3. Children who live closest to the school, measured by the nearest available walking route using recognised footpaths, by-ways and public highways adopted, numbered and maintained by the Borough's Highway Department.

If it is proved that a place has been allocated on the basis of false, inaccurate or misleading information, the place will be withdrawn and legal action may be taken.

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All Saints Catholic School

and Technology College

HEADTEACHER, DESMOND SMITH MA, BA, ACDip 15

TERLING ROAD, DAGENHAM, RM8 1DS TEL. 020 8270 4242 FAX. 020 8595 4024 E-MAIL. [email protected]

Open Evening: Thursday 30 September 2004, 6.00pm to 9.00pm

This is All Saints

Welcome to All Saints School and Technology College, the only Catholic Voluntary Aided Secondary School in Barking and Dagenham, and one of the first specialist colleges in the country. All Saints is proud of its wide reputation as a warm and safe community, committed to peace and non-violence. Every student is equally valued. They all bring their own special gifts to the School. All Saints values and encourages the strong partnership between the School and parents, all of whom are invited to play a full role in the life of the School. As a Catholic School, All Saints serves the Catholic parishes of Barking and Dagenham. The School also enjoys the support of many other local deaneries and parishes.

Modern Learning

As a designated Technology College, All Saints has attracted substantial resources in recent years to greatly improve buildings and equipment. The wholeschool Information Technology network enables every student to leave school with very high levels of IT competence. The educational culture of Technology Colleges is scientific, technological, vocational and international. During 2002 a new science complex was built, which provides our students with the most up-to date and innovative equipment to aid their scientific studies. During 2004 further building work is being undertaken to provide a state-of-the-art Music and Drama Suite.

Admission Number:

180

No. of Applications received by last year's closing date: 402

At the closing date all pupils allocated a school place were weekly practising Catholics

Closest Public Transport: Buses 5,87,103, 128,129,173,175, Underground Dagenham East, Dagenham Heathway Station Rail Chadwell Heath Station

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Care within our Community

The Pastoral system of our community is rooted in Gospel values and is exemplified in our mission statement; the worth of each individual lies at the heart of all policies including our Anti-Bullying and Equal Opportunities Policies. Our in-house Mentoring Schemes, Learning Enhancement Centre and the provision of a trained counsellor ensure that students can be given extra emotional and academic support required.

The exciting future

All Saints is a highly regarded popular school with a bright future. Challenging, but achievable, academic targets are set. A wide range of after school and outside school activities are programmed. By adopting a broad and inclusive view of education, the School is ready to meet the learning needs of all students.

Barking Abbey

A Specialist Sports College

HEADTEACHER, MARK LLOYD BA (HONS) 17

SANDRINGHAM ROAD, BARKING, IG11 9AG TEL. 020 8270 4100 FAX. 020 8270 4090 E-MAIL. [email protected]

Open Day/Evening: Wednesday 29 September 2004, 6.00pm to 9.00pm (Sandringham Road) and Friday 01 October 2004, 9 to 11am (Longbridge Road) Success with students:

A A pastoral care structure that sees every student as an individual in their own right, and gives time for them as individuals A An active school council to give students a "voice" and a sense of responsibility A Full guidance for each student in supporting their learning A A disciplined environment where students feel comfortable, secure and valued A A commitment to the elimination of all forms of bullying

Success beyond the classroom: Tradition of Success

Barking Abbey School has a long history of success, academic, cultural and sporting. A A highly successful record in PE and Sport ­ National Champions in Football in 1994 and 2000, plus winners and finalists in many County and District Competitions across a wide range of sports A Extensive Arts programme, including Dance, Drama and Music productions as well as Art exhibitions A A new Music, Drama and Media Studies building opened in September 2002. A A Leisure Centre with large sports hall, gymnasium, fitness suite, conference room, outdoor floodlit netball and tennis courts; all of these facilities are available for Barking Abbey students before, during and after school A A range of extra-curricular visits and journeys, both in the UK and abroad including the First World War battlefields to Disneyland, Paris; sports tours and trips for Skiing; outdoor pursuits in the Ardeche, France and football. A Work experience for all KS4 students A A new Science, Art, Humanities and Languages Centre opens in September 2004

Success in the Classroom:

A High expectation for all students A Well above average GCSE results ­ an average of 60% over the past 2 years A Above national average A Level pass rate for the past four years ­ 94% A A large and successful Sixth Form of over 350 A Investors in People Award 2000 A A specialist Sports College in recognition of the excellence of our provision in PE and Sport; awarded the Sportsmark Gold in 2000 for the quality of this work A Schools' Curriculum Award 2000 A Awarded Schools' Achievement Award in 2001 and 2002 A Beacon School Status 2002 A Excellence in Cities and Education Action Zone Programmes, working closely with our partner primary and secondary schools

Success in the Sixth Form:

A A large and successful Sixth Form of over 350 students A 24 A Level subjects offered

Admission Number:

270

No. of Applications received by last year's closing date: 918

Distance of pupil allocated last available place at last year's closing date: 2.134 kilometres

Our School Motto is: Ours is a school where everyone gives and expects the best and where everyone can say I belong Closest Public Transport: Buses 5,62,87 Underground Upney, or Barking Station Rail Barking Station

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A A range of both intermediate (one year) and advanced (two year) vocational courses, from Sport to Business to Health and Social Care A Excellent opportunities for work out of school and in the community to be recognised within the ASDAN Award A Extensive careers and university application guidance A A Personal and Social Education programme tailored to Sixth Form issues A A personal tutor A Head Boy/Head Girl and a Prefect system to encourage development of responsibility A Opportunities to help with younger students A An outstanding record of success in progression to higher education, including Oxford and Cambridge A 74% of students in 2002 went into Higher Education.

Our beliefs

A We insist on high standards of behaviour, uniform and respect for others A We believe that it is important to develop the whole person to give children the independence, confidence and strength of character that will enable them to be valuable and valued members of society long after they leave school A We see education as a lifelong process and expect parents and their children to be committed to a school career at Barking Abbey until at least the age 17 or 18 and to follow the large majority of Barking Abbey students who have gone on to universities and colleges in the past. Barking Abbey is at the forefront of Teaching and Technology with our involvement in the Government's ICT Testbed Project. Students at Barking Abbey are facing a wonderful future with new technologies. We are one of only five secondary schools in the country to be chosen by the Government for this project. Over £2 million will be spent on state-of-the-art computers and other teaching aids over the next four years. Students will be able to access their work from home via the school's own website and parents will be able to chart their child's progress, attendance and assessments from home or work from September 2004. This will give all who work and learn at the school an unrivalled opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for success in the 21st Century.

Success with parents and the community:

A Meetings with senior staff in the school at the end of Year 6, to establish a true partnership A A series of Parent Link Evenings to help explain the school's expectations, standards and work from Years 7 to 11 A Immediate, same day contact with parents if there are problems, for example with homework A An "open-house" policy which invites parents to come to the school if there are concerns A Regular reporting to parents every term to explain the progress their child is making A Parents' Evenings for each group A An annual Presentation Evening for parents and students to celebrate achievement A Awarded the Schools' Curriculum Award 2000 in recognition of the quality of our work with the community A Annual Christmas lunch for Senior Citizens A Fund raising for local charities.

Dagenham Park Community School

HEADTEACHER, JOHN TORRIE MEd, Adv DipEd 19

SCHOOL ROAD, DAGENHAM, RM10 9QH TEL. 020 8270 4400 FAX. 020 8270 4409 E-MAIL. [email protected]

Open Evening: Wednesday 29 September 2004, 11am to 12.00 noon and 6.45pm to 9.30pm.

Dagenham Park Community School

is known as a friendly and happy school where students enjoy a pleasant atmosphere for work. In addition to offering the full secondary comprehensive range of learning opportunities, the school now has the status of a Specialist Arts College. The school has been awarded more than half a million pounds, over a four year period, to transform its performing arts department. Dagenham Park has become a centre for artistic excellence, used throughout the day time, evenings, weekends and holiday for a variety of studies and performing arts.

Examination Success

Examination results at Dagenham Park Community School have improved dramatically over the last ten years. In the sixth form the school offers a wide range of AS, A Level, GNVQ an AVCE courses and every year many of our sixth form students gain places at University. Pupils are closely supported and encouraged from Year 7 to Year 13 as they study for examinations, follow the National Curriculum and undertake work experience. The school maintains strong community links including mentors from commerce and industry. Through the Excellence in Cities and Education Action Zones projects, there are good links with primary schools. Dagenham Park has been granted extra money, through Excellence in Cities, to offer a number of talented and gifted students the chance to visit other countries, museums, theatres and historical sites and to undertake field trips, university courses and specialist master classes.

Admission Number:

220*

No. of Applications received by last year's closing date: 144

Distance of pupil allocated last available place at last year's closing date: 6.930 kilometres

Closest Public Transport: Buses 129,145,173, 174, 175, 287,364,721 Underground Dagenham Heathway, Dagenham East Station

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Enrichment of Learning

All students can participate in extra activities programmed throughout the year. These include sports clubs, dance and drama productions, art exhibitions, visits to the Trewern outdoor pursuits centre in Herefordshire and the Information Technology centre in Norfolk. All Year 7 pupils have the opportunity to go away for residential experiences. Dagenham Park is linked with schools in France, Italy, Germany and Denmark. Students from these schools regularly visit each other's homes and schools. The Creative Arts Team takes its productions to other schools and performs for the public.

The School's Commitment

Dagenham Park is determined to enable all students to enjoy learning and to succeed. As well as working towards high levels of examination success, it supports pupils with learning difficulties through the Base for Learning Development. The most recent OFSTED report praises the teaching strengths of the school, commenting on the quality of most lessons. Parents and Carers are always welcomed at Dagenham Park ­ drop in at any time or make an appointment for a visit. Come to see the school in action. Students will benefit from a close relationship between the school and families. * The admission number for all year groups has been temporarily reduced to 220 from 240.

Improvement in Buildings and Facilities

The Arts College status achieved by the school in 2001 has resulted in major improvements to the Performing Arts areas. These include a recording studio, extra music rooms and refurbishment of the school's hall dance and drama areas. In addition to this, in September 2001 a brand new Kitchen and dining facility was opened, offering students breakfast and morning refreshments as well as school lunches.

New Building Project

Most Importantly of all, the school is now benefiting from a major, multi-million pound building project. Work commenced in the autumn term of 2002 and includes state of the art facilities for Design and Technology, Art, Dance, Drama, Music and PE. Additionally, the school will receive a new administration centre and main school hall. The new practical teaching areas combined with a complete refurbishment of the existing building, will give our students a high quality environment in which to maximise their potential.

Eastbrook

Comprehensive School

HEADTEACHER, Stephen Smith B.ED (Hons) 21

DAGENHAM ROAD, DAGENHAM, RM10 7UR TEL. 020 8270 4567/4568 FAX. 020 8270 4545 E-MAIL. [email protected]

Open Day/Evening: Wednesday 29 September 2004, 11am to 12.00 noon and 6.45pm to 9.30pm.

Ofsted success ­ Quality of teaching commended

Our most recent report noted that the leadership and management of the school was good: "This is a well run school". The inspectors were impressed with the pupils' attitudes and behaviour in lessons and the quality of teaching was commended.

A learning community with a clear commitment to raising pupils' achievement

Welcome to Eastbrook: an 11-18 Comprehensive School. We are totally committed to comprehensive ideals so that the talents, which exist in every individual, are encouraged and developed. We expect our pupils to work hard to achieve their very best in all aspects of school life.

We recognise the vital role which parents play. A partnership exists to achieve the very best for your child

We seek to involve you at every stage of your child's school career. We know that parents appreciate receiving a termly progress report, which keeps you in touch with the performance of your child. In addition to the usual Parents' Evenings, each year group has a special evening to let you know the best way to support your child with their lessons, homework, key events and activities by offering you practical hints and advice.

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Eastbrook School's success is based on traditional values and standards

A Academic excellence A High standards of behaviour and uniform A Firm discipline in a safe and secure environment A Responsibility and self respect A Respect and care for others A Commitment to hard work A Praise and celebration of achievement

During year 6...our partnership begins We aim to work with you to build your child's confidence through encouragement and praise

Whilst your child is in Year 6, we encourage parents to get in touch with us and you are able to visit us with a minimum of fuss. Tony Ferrell, Head of Lower School, will discuss individual enquiries from you or your child and visits to the school can be arranged.

And into year 7... We aim to keep you in touch so that you can support your child

An evening is held during the first term for parents of children in Year 7 so that you feel reassured that your child has `settled' into school life at Eastbrook.

Examination success

OFSTED highlighted "a notably high proportion of pupils gaining 5 or more G.C.S.E. passes". In recognition of this success, the school was awarded the `School Achievement Award' from the Department of Education and Skills. Eastbrook has since surpassed this success and in recent years has achieved record examination success at G.C.S.E. and A' level.

A self- disciplined learning environment but one in which there is a sense of fun and enjoyment

All pupils are expected to take responsibility for their own learning and to work hard. The learning in

Admission Number:

300

No. of Applications received by last year's closing date: 613

Distance of pupil allocated last available place at last year's closing date: 2.972 kilometres

Closest Public Transport: Buses 103,129, 174 Underground Dagenham East Station

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A There are extensive ICT resources including 7 fully equipped specialist computer areas. A In September 2004, a further 20 classrooms will have as standard a network computer, projector and large screen, which will include Power Point presentations, web pages, multimedia CD ROMs DVD and video shared with the class. A A fully equipped computer area exists for the teaching of languages, including `online' Latin. A Sixth Form students have their own separate purpose-built centre, comprising teaching rooms, study areas, common room.

We pride ourselves on being a school at the heart of the community

Eastbrook is a popular and oversubscribed school. We are held in high regard locally and have benefited greatly from our links with the wider community; we have developed excellent relationships with our partner primary schools and universities and we work together on a number of projects with our local employers. Our pupils hold an annual charity walk, which raises money to purchase and deliver Christmas parcels to local residents. Each year we hold our popular community firework display.

classrooms will be challenging and purposeful but there will also be a sense of fun and enjoyment! Our condensed school day, with six lessons and two breaks, allows our pupils much greater access to the school's resources after school hours. Many of our pupils take advantage of the Learning Resources Centre and ICT rooms remaining open until 4:30pm to support their research, homework or examination programmes. Our pupils stay on the school premises at first break and at lunchtime.

Extra curricular activities

The school has a thriving extra curricular programme. We have an excellent tradition of success in a variety of sports and an excellent reputation for high quality drama productions and musical performances. A sense of achievement and personal pride The comprehensive education we provide carries with it the notion of valuing all pupils equally and of establishing a school ethos in which everyone feels a sense of achievement and personal pride. We look forward to working with you, helping your child to thrive and achieve success in this exciting and forward-looking school.

Superb facilities

We recognise how important the learning environment is. Over recent years, our pupils have benefited from a £6.5 million building programme, which has made spectacular improvements to the school campus.

New approaches to teaching and learning using `state of the art' technology

Recent developments in our use of accommodation indicate how new technologies are being used for teaching and learning. Our pupils leave school confident in the use of ICT.

Eastbury

Comprehensive School

HEADTEACHER, NICHOLAS WELLER MBA BA Hons 23

ROSSLYN ROAD, BARKING, IG11 9UH TEL. 020 8270 4000 FAX. 020 8270 4042 E-MAIL. [email protected] WEBSITE. www.eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk

Open Evening: Thursday 30 September 2004, 6.00 to 9.30pm

Growing Success

Our growing reputation is based on our commitment to provide a stimulating learning environment in which students are expected to strive for the traditional values of: A respect for oneself, others and the environment A commitment to hard work in school and at home A good self-discipline A taking responsibility A academic excellence Improved results at KS3 & 4 have enabled more students to stay on at school in our large sixth form. The number of students going on to university has more than tripled in the last two years.

Developing ICT Making the Right Decision

Eastbury shares your high aspirations for your child. One of the school's strengths is that students settle quickly, enjoy school and experience success in a caring, supportive environment. Examination results have risen significantly across the school in recent years. As our recent OFSTED report noted: "Standards are rising in response to improvements in the quality of teaching and learning. These have been achieved by recruiting very well and by developing teachers' classroom practice." We offer a wide variety of out-of-school activities including sport, homework clubs, drama, dance and music, alongside a range of school trips in Britain and abroad. All students receive guidance and support at key times in their school careers. Eastbury is one of only five secondary schools nationally to share in £20m of ICT Test Bed funding. Together with Barking Abbey and Warren we are working with primary schools to develop ICT for wholeclass teaching and independent study. Every classroom in the school has a networked computer, projector and large screen which will enable PowerPoint presentations, web pages, multi-media CDROMs, DVD and video to be shared with the class. Students can access our network after school hours and work from home. Computers are available on loan for those without this facility at home. This year for the first time parents will be able to find out about the progress and attendance of their child via the Internet. By the time your child starts at Eastbury in September 2005, we aim to have secured Specialist Status as a Mathematics and Computing College. You can find out more by visiting our website at http://www.eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk.

Admission Number:

300

No. of Applications received by last year's closing date: 518

Distance of pupil allocated last available place at last year's closing date: 5.999 kilometres

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New Buildings and Better Facilities

Students already enjoy some of the best facilities in the borough. In recent years we have opened a new sports hall, Technology block, and an impressive hall for large-scale events and productions. Two years ago we opened a purpose-built Sixth Form Centre complete with CISCO laboratory Media Studies suite with television studio, multi-media Languages facility and internet study area. Work has now started to bring us together onto one site at the end of your child's first term with us. The new buildings include extra sports facilities, an extended Technology Block, new Business and ICT classrooms, and facilities for vocational courses in areas like catering and building trades. Eventually, there will also be an all-weather pitch, and a dedicated Science block, and provision for local people in the form of a new library, Community Hall, Adult Education Centre and Nursery. All curriculum areas will benefit from larger classrooms with ICT and display technologies. The site as a whole will be enhanced by improved landscaping, better circulation routes and security, and improved facilities for staff and students.

OFSTED

Eastbury received a very good report from OFSTED in October 2002 which highlighted that: A The headteacher is leading the school very well A Teaching and learning are improving in response to the leadership offered by key staff and by the commitment of the teaching and support staff. A Relationships are very good between all members of the school's community and this is supported by the good procedures for managing pupils' behaviour. A The recruitment of teachers is very effective. A Newly qualified teachers and teachers new to the school are given very good support. A The provision for hearing impaired pupils is good and they achieve well.

The Jo Richardson

Community School

HEADTEACHER, ANDY BUCK BSc (Hons) 25

Permanent Site in 2005 Castle Green, Dagenham, TEMPORARY LOCATION IN 2004 CANNINGTON ROAD, DAGENHAM, RM9 4BL TEL. 020 8270 6222 FAX. 020 8270 6223 E-MAIL. [email protected]

Open Evening: Tuesday 14 September 2004, 6.00 to 9.30pm

Why the Jo Richardson Community School?

The JRCS opened in September 2002 on a well equipped temporary site at Cannington Road. The school provides a safe, secure environment with excellent facilities and up to date equipment for the full range of National Curriculum subjects. We are the first new secondary school to be established in the borough for 40 years and over £20 million has been earmarked to ensure that the permanent site offers the very best facilities and resources. Once the permanent school is built on Castle Green in 2005, existing staff and students will automatically transfer to the new site.

The ethos of the school

JRCS is committed to ensuring that each individual student achieves his or her full academic and social potential. Central to our work is the motto "Success For All", a commitment to student progress that is underpinned by high standards of behaviour, positive, effective support systems and productive partnerships between all members of the school community. We expect our students to set themselves the highest standards in relation to every aspect of their school lives. We also expect our students to project our high standards into the local community. The school aims to develop a pivotal role within its community and as such we expect our students to act as ambassadors for the school. The school places great emphasis on the pastoral care and social education of the students. This is based on traditional values that encourage responsibility, self-respect and commitment to hard work. We have developed a modern uniform that promotes the positive image and ethos of the JRCS, whilst reflecting the practical needs of the students and keeping costs down.

Admission Number:

240

No. of Applications received by last year's closing date: 631

Distance of pupil allocated last available place at last year's closing date: 1.852 kilometres

Closest Public Transport: Buses 173,287, 721 Underground Becontree Station

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What will the new school be like?

The facilities on the new site at Castle Green will be outstanding. The school is being designed to meet the requirements of the 21st Century and all teaching areas and equipment will be state of the art. Teaching spaces will be large enough for the most effective, interactive teaching methods to take place. In particular we will be offering: A Internet access and the latest computers in every classroom A A fully equipped suite of science laboratories, a restaurant for food and catering and technology workshops A A fully equipped sports hall A A floodlit all-weather pitch A Fitness room and gymnasium A Specialist drama and music facilities, including a state of the art recording studio, stage and dance studio A Modern canteen which will offer a wide ranging menu, including breakfast service A A dedicated sixth form centre for Advanced Level studies, incorporating specialist teaching rooms and a study support area A A pre-vocational centre which will provide opportunities for students to develop practical skills in the trades from the age of 14 onwards. Our school aim is to provide our students with a range of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Our extra curricular activities underpin our commitment to this aim and include:

A Clubs and teams for boys and girls across a range of sports A Music, dance and drama clubs, trips and productions A Cultural visits both in Britain and abroad A Skiing trips for all year groups A After school subject based clubs A Homework club in the Learning Resource Centre.

Success For All

Working together with parents we are uncompromising about our goal of `Success For All'. We are totally committed to ensuring lessons are well planned and well delivered by well-qualified teachers in a disciplined environment. Our systems are set up to regularly monitor students' achievements to make sure everyone is reaching the expected academic standards and taking advantage of the wide range of extra curricular opportunities presented. Jo Richardson was Barking's MP for 20 years and gave great service to the Borough. We are determined that this school will provide a lasting reminder of her contribution to the area. We are building a school she would be proud of.

Robert Clack School of Science

A Specialist College

HEADTEACHER, PAUL GRANT MA, BA 27

GOSFIELD ROAD, DAGENHAM, RM8 1JU TEL. 020 8270 4200 FAX. 020 8270 4210 E-MAIL. [email protected]

Open Evening: Thursday 16 September 2004, 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Robert Clack School is an 11-19 mixed comprehensive school with approximately 1,700 students, including a Sixth Form of over 200.

A 2 Multi-Media Technology workshops A 2 Food Technology rooms A 4 Science laboratories More recently, in April 2002, a new Information and Learning Resource Centre attached to the City Learning Centre opened on the Triptons site. In September 2002 a new hall that acts as a multi-purpose Dining Room, Assembly Hall and Events Arena was also opened. The Gosfield Road site is home to the older students, including the Sixth Form. This site has also benefited from an extensive on-going building programme. In January 2004, a multi-million pound sports complex opened, with a large sports hall, dance studio, fitness suite, conference suite and an outdoor floodlit (all weather football and hockey pitch). This is accessible to Robert Clack students during and after school. There has also been considerable investment into the school's Information Technology resources. The whole school is fully networked and continually updated to keep pace with technological change. Ongoing developments in ICT across the curriculum will ensure that students of the new millennium will be taught in a 21st century learning environment.

School Organisation

The school occupies two sites approximately a quarter of a mile apart. Pupils joining us from junior schools are based on the Triptons site which provides a warm welcoming environment in a middle school setting. Parents always comment favourably upon the educational advantages of this arrangement. The school has seen a number of building developments in the past four years, as a result of the unprecedented increase in pupil numbers and success of the school. In January 2001 a new Science and Technology block was officially opened on the Triptons site. This centre of excellence includes:

Admission Number:

300

No. of Applications received by last year's closing date: 955

Distance of pupil allocated last available place at last year's closing date: 2.239 kilometres

Closest Public Transport: Buses 5,87,103, 128,129,173,175,499 Underground Dagenham East, Dagenham Heathway. Rail Chadwell Heath Station, Romford Station

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Excellence for All

In order to achieve the highest standards, the school has a real commitment to helping each and every student in a disciplined environment. Raising and rewarding achievement both inside and outside the classroom is a core value. This has been highlighted continually by DfES, OFSTED and at the highest levels of Government. The latest school inspection report was carried out in June 2004 and copies are available from our offices. The school has enjoyed great success in a large number of extra curricular pursuits including sport, public speaking, dance, drama and music. Academic success within the school has progressed year on year to levels above national standards at Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and A-level. Educational visits both in this country and abroad are numerous and highly valued. The school prides itself on its very close links with leading businesses, professional organisations and universities.

The school's motto of `Forti Difficile Nihil' ­ If you are brave nothing is difficult ­ underpins the commitment to work in partnership with all members of the school community to ensure all students achieve their true potential. The Investor in People status confirms Robert Clack's commitment to `excellence for all'.

The Sydney Russell

Comprehensive School

HEADTEACHER, ROGER LEIGHTON BA 29

PARSLOES AVENUE, DAGENHAM, RM9 5QT TEL. 020 8270 4333 FAX.020 8270 4377 E-MAIL. [email protected]

Open Day/Evening: Tuesday 28 September 2004, 7.00pm Friday 01 and Monday 04 October 2004, 9.15am

Traditional Values

Sydney Russell School upholds the traditional values of strong discipline, school uniform and a demanding classroom ethos. At the same time there is a total commitment to the best use of 21st century computer technology to help teaching and learning. The first priority is the development of every child's academic potential to the fullest. High standards are set and the school expects full backing from parents. A particularly strong line is taken in dealing with any sign of bullying. The school has a strict uniform policy. Students are expected to wear correct school uniform and wear it smartly and properly, as a sign that they take pride in belonging to the school and have a professional approach to their studies.

Grouping by Ability

There are no mixed-ability classes at Sydney Russell. Students are placed in one of three bands according to their ability. All their lessons take place with students of similar ability to themselves. Teachers are therefore able to encourage every child at the right pace, allowing high ability students to move ahead very quickly and students who need extra support to get the help they need. Each student's progress is regularly reviewed to make sure they are in the correct band. All students are set demanding targets for attendance, work and behaviour. Failure to meet these targets can mean a student being moved out of their current band, although this happens very rarely. Students in the top 30% of the ability range are placed in one of our special "fast-track" tutor groups.

Admission Number:

300

No. of Applications received by last year's closing date: 375

Distance of pupil allocated last available place at last year's closing date: 17.50 kilometres

Closest Public Transport: Buses 5,62,87,145, 364,129,173,175,499 Rail Becontree, Dagenham Heathway station

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Clubs, Trips and Activities

At Sydney Russell, students are expected and encouraged to participate in the wider life of the school. A range of clubs and activities is on offer, currently including Chess, Science, Humanities, Mathematics, Computers and Languages. Sports clubs and teams include football, cricket, netball, rugby, basketball, volley ball and athletics. Students have the opportunity to receive individual music tuition in a range of instruments as well as joining groups such as the choir, orchestra and steel band. They also have the chance to take part in public performances - each year there is a Christmas Show, a Spring Concert, a Dance Evening and a major production in the Summer Term.

What the OFSTED Inspectors say

In January 2001 OFSTED inspectors spent a week in Sydney Russell as part of the regular round of national inspections. This is what they said ­

Computers

There has been a major investment in computer facilities in recent years, which is on-going. There is a wholeschool network, with network access in every teaching room, and a number of computer teaching rooms with 30 work-stations in each. All teaching rooms are equipped with digital projection equipment to enable all staff, whatever their subject, to make maximum use of online teaching materials with a whole class. During 2004/05 a £3 million building programme will provide a brand-new I.T. teaching block with state of the art classrooms.

"The leadership of the Headteacher is very good." "Standards are rising at a rate above that nationally." "Good teaching was seen across the school and in all subjects (96% of lessons graded as satisfactory or better)." What pleases parents most: "Their child likes school. Their child is making good progress in school. The teaching is good. The school expects their child to work to their best."

Caring for your child

Sydney Russell prides itself on maintaining the caring atmosphere often associated with smaller schools. Everything possible is done to make the move from primary school to secondary school as smooth as possible. New students and their parents say that they find the school welcoming and secure. Each student is placed in a form group under the guidance of a tutor, who gets to know each child and his or her parents very well. The safety of students is taken very seriously. Students are not allowed to leave the school site at lunchtime

Warren

Comprehensive School

HEADTEACHER, ANN BROOKES BSc MA 31

WHALEBONE LANE NORTH, CHADWELL HEATH, RM6 6SB TEL. 020 8270 4500 FAX. 020 8270 4484 E-MAIL [email protected] WEBSITE. www.warrenschool.net

Open Evening: Tuesday 21st September 2004, 6.00 to 9.00 pm

Selecting the Right School for Your Child

Selecting a secondary school is an important decision. With so many schools to choose from, how do you know which is the best one for your child? Parents need to make the judgement for themselves by visiting different schools, seeing them in action during the day, attending open evenings, reading all the prospectuses and talking to people who have students attending the schools. This is why at Warren we offer you Open Days as well as the Open Evening so you can see the school during a normal working day.

By working together with parents, the staff of the School will help pupils to understand that we all have both rights and responsibilities. The School is committed to maintaining a friendly and disciplined atmosphere in which individuals are encouraged to value their own cultures and respect those of others. All people in the School are treated with respect whatever their backgrounds or cultures.

Resources and Facilities

Following extensive rebuilding, the School is well equipped with specialist accommodation providing modern resources in all areas of the curriculum. The School's single site provides a safe, compact environment for pupils from 11 to 19 years old. Warren has been selected, as one of only five secondary schools in the country, to be part of the Government's Test Bed project for ICT (Information communication technology). The project lasts four years from 2002 until 2006 and brings approximately £2 million of additional funding to the School.

Achievement for All

Warren aims to ensure that every student receives quality teaching and quality care. The staff work hard to achieve the best possible results for all pupils, whatever their ability. Academic achievement and success in examinations are the results of good teaching and hard work by the students. Warren students are achievers. At Warren, students are prepared for life after School as confident and successful members of society.

Admission Number:

240

No. of Applications received by last year's closing date: 599

Distance of pupil allocated last available place at last year's closing date: 4.216 kilometres

Closest Public Transport: Buses 62,66,86,173,251,362,551 Rail Chadwell Heath Station

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The technology facilities include a dedicated information technology suite which provides students with the opportunity to learn about computer aided design and robotics. The electronic and general workshops are equipped with modern machinery including laser cutting machines and a 3D milling machine. The seven science laboratories are equally well accommodated. The learning resource centre houses a well stocked library, CD-ROM facilities and Internet access. The resource centre plays a central role in giving pupils the opportunity to study in a quality environment and the ability to work independently. The facilities to study the arts at Warren are excellent with well designed art rooms, a lecture theatre fitted with video film and slide projection systems and drama studios. We have a dedicated music centre with `State of the Art' equipment. All students have a chance to learn a musical instrument. Warren is renowned for its sports facilities including two gymnasiums, a dance studio, fully equipped sports hall and all-weather surface for hockey and football. There are many sports clubs and the school teams have an excellent reputation in the area. In addition to the above this summer sees the commencement of a £2.7 million building programme to enhance our facilities even further.

Students will benefit from technology that facilitates whole class interactive teaching and access to the most up-to-date computers (including laptops) anywhere in the school. The money also allows students to use computers outside school hours to continue their learning. The research project will explore how computers can be used to raise achievement, increase parental involvement and reduce teachers' workload. We are working closely with our local Primary schools, parents and the wider community to ensure that the money benefits all sections of society. To achieve these ends it is essential that staff are both well trained and have regular access to computers and so every teacher at Warren is allocated a computer for their use at home. Warren has always been committed to innovative teaching and our involvement in this project will put us in the national and international limelight.

A Partnership for Success

A successful education depends on parents and school working together for the good of each pupil. Parents are provided with up-to-date and regular feedback on each student's performance, through regular reports, parents' evenings and performance review days. Together, these ensure parents can play a full role in supporting their children in their studies. The school also produces a weekly newsletter to keep parents informed about what is happening in the school. Warren promises that everything possible will be done to give students the education they deserve. The school believes in achievement for all. Warren has the teachers, the facilities and the good discipline for that success.

Applying for a place in another borough

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If you live within this borough and would like your child to attend a voluntary aided, foundation or community school run by another London borough, you must list that school on your Barking and Dagenham Common Application Form. Please return your CAF with the required documents to the ATE Section by the closing date, otherwise your application will not be considered in the first round of allocations and will be determined as a late application. Under the London Schools Admission System, we will use a computerised system to pass on details of your application for the school(s) you have requested to the relevant authority concerned. However it is important that you know the admission criteria for the school(s) you are requesting as supplementary forms/information may also be required for these schools. Please contact the admissions authority (school or LEA) of the school you have in mind for further information. Page 36 lists the contact details for all the London education authorities taking part in the London Schools Admission System. If one of your preferences is not located within any of these boroughs, please do not list the school(s) on your CAF. You must contact the admission authority concerned direct for information relating to their admissions procedure. The addresses of our three neighbouring authorities are:

Havering

Director of Education and Community Services London Borough of Havering Broxhill Centre, Broxhill Road, Harold Hill, Romford RM4 1XN Telephone 01708 434343 www.havering.gov.uk

Newham

Director of Education London Borough of Newham Education Offices, Broadway House, 322 High Street, Stratford, London, E15 1AJ Telephone 020 8430 2000 www.newham.gov.uk

Redbridge

Director of Educational Services London Borough of Redbridge Education Offices, 255­259 High Road, lIford, IG1 1NN Telephone 020 8478 3020 www.redbridge.gov.uk

Transfer Timetable for Barking & Dagenham Schools

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September & October 2004 15 October 2004

Schools will be holding open mornings and evenings. Dates and times are listed on page 39.

DEADLINE for submitting the Common Application Form and required documents to the Headteacher of your child's Barking and Dagenham junior/primary school for applications to secondary community schools in the borough. This deadline is to enable the school to submit applications to the ATE Section by the final closing date of 22 October 2004. N.B. If you choose to submit your application directly to the ATE Section, please ensure that it is received by 22 October 2004 at the latest.

22 October 2004 5.00pm

DEADLINE for submitting the application form and required documents directly to ATE Section, Town Hall, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LU Applications and documents received thereafter are considered as late applications and will not be processed until after 01March 2004.

17 December - 2004

DEADLINE for submitting the Parish Priest Reference form directly to the Headteacher of All Saints Catholic School and Technology College.

01 March 2005

Letters are issued to parents notifying them of decisions on applications received by the closing date. We are unable to notify you of the outcome of allocations over the telephone. DEADLINE for accepting the offer of a school place or receiving requests for appeals for All Saints Catholic School and Technology College. DEADLINE for receiving requests for appeals for Barking and Dagenham Community Schools.

15 March - 2005

15 April 2005

May - July

Appeals will be heard for all schools. Parents may attend.

Non Barking & Dagenham Residents

If you reside outside the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, your LEA will provide a timetable of their transfer process. Please note the closing date for all London Boroughs is 22 October 2004.

Financial Assistance for Barking and Dagenham Pupils

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Can I get assistance with travelling expenses for my child's journey to school?

Community schools The Authority will assist with travel to and from school if: A preferred school cannot be offered and the authority allocates a place at the nearest alternative to the pupil's home which is more than 4.827 kilometres (the statutory walking distance). Distances are measured by the nearest available walking route using recognised footpaths, by-ways and public highways, adopted, numbered and maintained by the Borough's Highway Department. Note If parents express a preference for a school which is not the one nearest to their home address and their child gains admission to the preferred school; the Authority will not be responsible for the transport arrangements or costs, even if the school is located beyond the statutory 4.827 kilometres limit. Voluntary aided schools The Authority will assist with travel to and from school if: The school allocated is the nearest school of the religious denomination desired by the parents and is more than 4.827 kilometres (the statutory walking distance) from the pupil's home. Distances are measured by the nearest available walking route using recognised footpaths, by-ways and public highways, adopted, numbered and maintained by the Borough's Highway Department.

Is financial assistance available towards the cost of school uniform for secondary pupils?

The Borough has a scheme of financial assistance for families who find hardship in providing the necessary school clothing required for their children at secondary school in years 7, 8 and 9.

Is there help available towards the cost of school meals?

Barking and Dagenham tries to keep the cost of its meals as low as possible. The cost of a school meal compares favourably with the charges made in other boroughs. Parents in receipt of income based/job seekers allowance may apply for the cost to be waived. If you think you might be eligible for the abovementioned support, you can obtain further information by contacting the Pupil/Student Services Team. All staff have been asked to take special care to ensure that neither parents nor children are caused embarrassment when applying for and receiving free meals.

OTHER LONDON EDUCATION AUTHORITIES, SCHOOL ADMISSIONS SECTIONS

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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Admissions Town Hall, Barking IG11 7LU Phone: 020 8227 3024 London Borough of Barnet Admissions 1st Floor Building 4, North London Business Park Oakleigh Road South N11 1NP Phone: 020 8359 7651 Bexley Council Admissions Directorate of Education and Community Services, Bexley Council, Hill View Drive, Welling DA16 3RY Phone: 020 8303 7777 ext 4427 Brent Education Authority Chesterfield House, 9 Park Lane Wembley, Middx HA9 7RW Phone: 020 8937 3029 London Borough of Bromley School Admissions Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, Kent BR1 3UH Phone: 020 8313 4044 Camden Education Authority Crowndale Centre, 218-220 Eversholt Street London NW1 1BD Phone: 020 7974 1536 Corporation of London Education Service Guildhall, London EC2P 2EJ Phone: 020 7332 1627 Croydon Council Education Department Taberner House, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1TP Phone: 020 8760 5453 Ealing Council Admissions Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road London W5 2HL Phone: 020 8825 5151 London Borough of Enfield Admissions PO Box 56 Civic Centre,

Silver Street,

Enfield EN1 3XQ

Phone: 020 8379 5501

London Borough of Greenwich Admissions Riverside House, 9th Floor,

Woolwich High Street, Woolwich,

London SE18 6DF

Phone: 020 8921 8133

Hackney Education Authority The Learning Trust (Hackney),

1 Reading Lane,

London E8 1GQ

Phone: 020 8820 7000

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Education Department Hammersmith Town Hall,

King Street,

London W6 9JU

Phone: 020 8753 3643

Haringey Education Authority 48 Station Road, Wood Green, London N22 7TR Phone: 020 8489 3162/3974 Harrow Council Admissions PO Box 22, Civic Centre, Harrow Middx HA1 2UW Phone: 020 8424 1680 London Borough of Havering Education Service Broxhill Centre, Harold Hill, Romford RM4 1XN Phone: 01708 433928 London Borough of Hillingdon Admissions Civic Centre 4E/05, Uxbridge, Middx UB8 1UW Phone: 01895 277205 London Borough of Hounslow Admissions LLLCS Civic Centre, Lampton Road Hounslow TW3 4DN Phone: 020 8583 2649 London Borough of Islington School Admissions Section Laycock Street, London N1 1TH Phone: 020 7527 5661 Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Isaac Newton Centre, 108A Lancaster Road, London W11 1QS Phone: 020 7598 4868 Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Admissions Guildhall 2, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1EU Phone: 020 8547 4610 London Borough of Lambeth Admissions 5th Floor International House Canterbury Crescent SW9 7QE Phone: 020 7926 9827 London Borough of Lewisham Admissions 3rd Floor, Laurence House 1 Catford Road SE6 4RU Phone: 0208 314 6212 London Borough of Merton 10th Floor, Civic Centre, London Road Morden SM4 5 DX Phone: 0208 545 3262 London Borough of Newham Admissions Broadway House,

322 High Street, Stratford,

London E15 1AJ

Phone: 020 8430 2000

London Borough of Redbridge Admissions 255-259 High Road, lIford Essex IG1 1NN Phone: 020 8708 3139 London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Admissions Regal House First Floor, London Road, Twickenham TW1 3QB Phone: 020 8891 7514 London Borough of Southwark John Smith House, 144-152 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL Phone: 020 7525 2910 London Borough of Sutton Admissions The Grove, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 3AL Phone: 020 8770 6652 Tower Hamlets Education Authority Mulberry Place, Clove Crescent London E14 2BG Phone: 020 7364 4306 London Borough of Waltham Forest EduAction,

Municipal Offices High Road,

Leyton E10 5QJ

Phone: 020 8496 5102

Wandsworth Council Admissions Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street London SW18 2PU Phone: 020 8871 8028 Westminster Education Authority City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP Phone: 020 7641 1816/7

Useful information & Services

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Access and Attendance Service

The Access and Attendance Team provides support and information for children, schools, parents and carers. Officers work on matters related to attendance, child welfare and employment. The team aims to encourage and assist pupils and parents towards overcoming problems and achieving good attendance and work habits. In this way, pupils can look forward to a happier and more successful educational experience. Address: 2nd Floor, Morline House, 160 London Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8BB Telephone: 020 8227 5521

The Data Protection Act 1998.

The information collected on the Common Application Form may be passed to schools either inside or outside the borough or to other Local Education Authorities as part of the admissions procedure. The information will be passed to the school to which the child concerned is finally allocated, where it will form part of the pupil database maintained by that school. Any personal information you provide will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

The Language Support Service

Provides support for pupils who speak little or no English. Specialist teaching staff work in partnership with subject teachers to raise achievement in Mathematics, English and Science. Language Support Service teachers provide a link between minority ethnic parents and their children's schools. Parents are supported at school functions by interpreters and by the presence of Language Support Service teachers. Address: Westbury Centre, Ripple Road, Barking, Essex IG11 7PT Telephone: 020 8270 4784

Barking Central Library

It costs nothing to join the public library service in Barking and Dagenham. The library service is for all ages. Young children are welcomed. Children do not have to know how to read to benefit from joining the library. Public libraries offer all sorts of books for children from board books and picture books to advanced readers. Toy libraries will be based in the Central Library and several other libraries in the Borough. A toy library is a toy equipment and loan service where parents, carers and children can come together in a welcoming and friendly venue to play together and borrow toys. In addition, there are cassettes, CD's, DVD's, Videos and free access to the internet. Most libraries have collections of books for parents/carers. They also provide learning activities during school holidays. The School Library Service provides schools with loans of books and audio visual material. Address: Barking, Essex IG11 7NB Telephone: 020 8227 3604 Fax: 020 8227 3625 Email: [email protected]

Looked After Children Health and Education Support (LACHES) Team

LACHES is a multi-agcency team located within the Inclusion Division and is committed to working with others to overcome disadvantage, ensure equality of access to learning, better educational opportunities, raised levels of achievement and to promote the health, well being and life chances for looked after children. The team comprises of a Coordinator, two Caseworkers, a Nurse Health Advisor, an Education Advisor, a Teacher Advisor, an Educational Psychologist all of whom are supported by a team administrator. Address: Morline House, 160 London Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8BB Telephone: 020 8227 5919

Children's Information Service

This service provides accurate, impartial information and advice about childcare, early education and leisure services for children aged 0-14 years in Barking and Dagenham. Address: 2nd Floor, Morline House, 160 London Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8BB Telephone: 020 8227 2338 Email: [email protected] Web: www.childcarelink.gov.uk

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Eaststreet - Information Shop for Young People

Offers valuable advice, information and support for under 25's in the Borough. Address: 20 East Street, Barking, Essex IG11 8EU Telephone: 020 8270 4646

Sixth form and post-16 education and training opportunities

Offered by all secondary schools in the Borough and by the Further Education Colleges in the area.

Parents In Partnership Service

If your child has special educational needs, you may contact the Parents in Partnership Service (PIPS). PIPS is part of `Carers of Barking and Dagenham' who offers information, support and advocacy to Carers. It can also give information to parents on exclusions if the child has been identified as having special educational needs. The service is independent from the Local Education Authority. Address: 129 Rose Lane, Marks Gate, Chadwell Heath, Essex RM6 5NR Telephone: 020 8590 6544

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Council services for children and young people are determined to offer the best possible educational opportunities for all those living in the borough. The Council works hard with parents, carers, school staff and other key people to include all children with a Special Educational Need or a Disability in their local mainstream school wherever possible. The view of the child or young person regarding their own education is also very important. Different types of support and services are available to help children and young people with their education and development. The Council has additional resourced provision in a number of mainstream schools as well as special schools. The Authority has produced a free folder of information entitled 'Special Educational Needs, a Guide for Parents'. The Government Department for Education and Skills has also produced a booklet with the same title. Copies of the booklets and further information is available from Address: SENART, Town Hall, Barking, Essex IG11 7LU Telephone: 020 8227 3330/ 3356

Pupil Student Services

Pupil Student Services Provide the provision of statutory and discretionary grants in respect of the education and training of children within Address: Barking and Dagenham. Town Hall, Barking, Essex IG11 7LU Pupil Transport - If the authority cannot offer your child a place at school within three miles of your home, when measured along the nearest available walking route then we will offer either transport or financial assistance. Telephone: 020 8227 3483 Free School Meals - Parents and carers in receipt of income support/income based job seekers allowance may apply for the cost of meals to be waived. Telephone: 020 8227 3479 Clothing Allowance - The Authority has a scheme of financial assistance for certain families who find hardship in providing the necessary clothing required for their children. Telephone: 020 8227 3015

Youth Support and Development Service

Provides a variety of educational and personal development programmes for young people between the ages of 11 and 19. Address: Morline House, 160 London Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8BB Telephone: 020 8227 5050

OPEN MORNINGS AND EVENINGS

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This is an opportunity to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each school for yourself. If you have any queries regarding admission to these secondary schools, an LEA representative will be present to provide you with information.

SCHOOLS ALL SAINTS

Terling Road, Dagenham Telephone 020 8270 4242

DATES AND TIMES

30 September 2004, 6.00 to 9.00pm

BARKING ABBEY

Sandringham Road, Barking Longbridge Road, Barking Telephone 020 8270 4140

29 September 2004, 6.00pm to 9.00pm at Sandringham Road 01 October 2004, 9.00 to 11.00am at Longbridge Road

DAGENHAM PARK

School Road, Dagenham Telephone 020 8270 4400 29 September 2004, 6.30pm to 9.00pm

EASTBROOK

Dagenham Road, Dagenham Telephone 020 8270 4567

29 September 2004, 11am to 12.00 noon and 6.45pm to 9.30pm

EASTBURY

LEARNING + COMMUNITY

Dawson Avenue, Barking Rosslyn Road, Barking Telephone 020 8270 4000

30 September 2004, 6.00pm to 9.30pm at Rosslyn Road

JO RICHARDSON

Cannington Road, Dagenham Telephone 020 8270 6222

14 September 2004, 6.00pm to 9.30pm

ROBERT CLACK

Gosfield Road, Dagenham Green Lane, Dagenham Telephone 020 8270 4200

16 September 2004, 6.00pm to 9.00pm

SYDNEY RUSSELL

Telephone 020 8270 4333

Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham

28 September 2004, 7.00pm 01 October & 04 October 2004, 9.15am

WARREN

Whalebone Lane North, Chadwell Heath Telephone 020 8270 4500

21 September 2004, 6.00pm to 9.00pm

MAP OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS

within the borough

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Key

1 2 2a 3 4 5 5a 6 7 7a 8 9 10 All Saints Catholic School and Technology College Barking Abbey School a Specialist Sports College - Lower Barking Abbey School a Specialist Sports College - Upper Dagenham Park School Arts College Eastbrook Comprehensive School Eastbury Comprehensive School - Lower Eastbury Comprehensive School - Upper Jo Richardson Community School Temporary site until Sept 2005 Robert Clack School Science Specialist College - Lower Robert Clack School Science Specialist College - Upper The Sydney Russell Comprehensive School Warren Comprehensive School The Jo Richardson Community School Permanent site from Sept 2005

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7

1

7a

4 8 2 2a 5 6

5a

10

3

Underground Stations Mainline Railway Stations

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