Please select one of the categories below to find out more information

Please select one of the categories below to find out more information

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to the Jo Richardson Community School website. JRCS, which opened in 2002, was the first new secondary school to be established in Barking and Dagenham for over 40 years.

Safeguarding Team

To contact the safeguarding team please email

School Vision / ACHIEVE

At JRCS we are committed to providing a safe, supportive and happy learning environment for our students. We will support all students in the pursuit of and progress towards their chosen goals by providing the highest standard of teaching and pastoral support.  Whilst at JRCS we guarantee to offer all our students access to the following opportunities:

Policies and Reports

We believe in a fair and equal learning community. This belief is outlined in our policy documents below. If you require any of them hard copy, please contact the school office.


In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the three core strategic functions of the JRCS Governing Body are: 1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; 3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Student Destinations

Our students regularly go on to top colleges and Universities as well as staying on at our Sixth Form.


The Local Authority (LA) is required by law to co-ordinate admissions for all secondary schools within the borough. This LA is part of the Pan-London Coordinated Admissions System. The Admissions Executive Board is responsible for the scheme that co-ordinates admissions to schools across all boroughs. The co-ordinated system is in place to ensure parents receive only one offer of a school place for their child.

OFSTED and Performance

In 2013 JRCS was judged by OFSTED to be ‘Good’, with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and management. The report highlighted the good progress students make at JRCS, that our attendance is well above average and that behaviour is good and sometimes outstanding. The report also identified our excellent sixth form, which has seen further improvements in results in each of the years since 2013.

Head Boy and Head Girl

Information on our Head Boy, Head Girl and their deputies.

GCSE and A-Level Results

We are extremely pleased with the results achieved by our year 11 students and would like to congratulate the class of 2016 on their achievements, with our best GCSE results ever.

Staff List

Meet the team; please use the filters below to sort staff members by department.

International School Status

Our school is involved in a variety of different International projects. Throughout the years JRCS has been involved in the Comenius Project on sustainability with partner schools in Spain, Germany, Denmark and Belgium.

SMSC and British Values

Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) is part of everything we do at Jo Richardson. British Values are integral to SMSC and underpin our school’s ACHIEVE values. We take a thoughtful and deliberate approach.