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.
Our motto “Success for All” underpins everything that we do at the school and puts the students’ achievements at the centre of our vision. We have a commitment to the highest academic standards combined with a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities aimed at enhancing the opportunities offered to all our students.
In May 2013, OFSTED said that JRCS was a good school with outstanding leadership and management. “The school offers an exceptionally caring and challenging education to enable all its students to ACHIEVE.” At our subsequent one day inspection in November 2017, OFSTED confirmed that we remain a good school with outstanding features and that “You and your team have continued to improve the opportunities for pupils and raise their aspirations.”
In October 2018, we won the Pearson Teaching Award for “School of the Year – Making a Difference”. This prestigious award is testimony to the hard work and commitment of all our staff in ensuring our students have the highest possible care, guidance and support throughout their time at the school.
We moved to Castle Green in September 2005 into purpose-built state of the art facilities. JRCS is a community school in the true sense of the word, benefiting from all the sports, social and educational facilities available on Castle Green. As headteacher of JRCS my aim is to ensure that every one of our students is fully equipped and experienced to face the challenges of their chosen pathway. I am hugely proud of what we have achieved since the school was founded in 2002. We have strong values, ambition, excellent outcomes and an inclusive ethos.
I hope that you find everything you need on our website. If I can be of any further help please do not hesitate to contact me directly at the school or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.