St. Vincent's is a Catholic voluntary-aided primary school, with one form of entry, situated in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The original building was built in 1929. More recent additions to the school include our ICT Suite, the nursery and extensions to the junior classrooms.
St Vincent’s is a ‘Good’ school and we had a successful Ofsted inspection in November 2016. In December 2017, we had a Section 48 RE Inspection in which the school was graded Outstanding in all areas.
The school is situated in a pleasant single storey building adjacent to St. Vincent's Church and serves Catholic children living in the locality. There are close links with St. Vincent’s Parish and the Parish Priest, Father Joseph Soosai-Marian, is a regular visitor to the school.
The admission number is 26 in Nursery, 30 in Key Stage 1 classes and 30 in Key Stage 2. The school has eight classrooms, including a purpose built nursery unit, a spacious, well-equipped hall and a separate dining room. The school makes good use of Goodmayes Park, which is nearby, for sports and environmental activities.
We have a well-established merit system, which rewards hard work, effort and improvements. The system of monitors and houses (house captains) provides pupils with opportunities to take responsibility and show initiative. The school council provides a valuable “voice” for pupils.
At whole school assemblies we celebrate pupils’ achievements (both in school and outside), birthdays and musical talents. Primary/Secondary liaison is also strong and well established.
Members of staff and outside agencies lead extra-curricular activities for pupils. Clubs that may take place during the academic year are football, futsal, basketball, tennis, multi–skills, dance, karate, athletics, singing, French and art clubs. Activities undertaken during club time make a valuable contribution to the children’s education.