Skip to main content
  • George Carey Church of England Primary School
    The Rivergate Centre
    Minter Road
    IG11 0FJ
  • Head: Mr Christopher Harrison
  • T 020 8270 4040
  • F 0208 270 4007
  • E [email protected]…
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Barking & Dagenham
  • Pupils: 656
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 21st November 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 19th October 2012

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

New school opened September 2011.

What the parents say...

My daughter started Year 2 at George Carey Church of England Primary School and she is very happy with the new environment, class teacher and classmates. Every day she goes to school with a great desire and shares how lovely and interesting is to be at this new for her place. She feels comfortable, safe, respected and evaluated for her work. At our first meeting in the school we were welcomed by the Headteacher, Mr Harrison who gave us a tour of the school, presented us the site, the newly equipped and spacious classrooms, the enormous playground, stressed on the high achievements of the pupils for the last years and introduced us the class teacher. This is a new school, but extremely well organised and developed, the staff is also very supportive and kind. For the smooth start in the school the children are offered a taster day which is very helpful for the initial adaptation to the new environment. Our class teacher is a sunny, polite and very dedicated person to her work, she treats the children with care, love and creates positive atmosphere in the class. When she first met us, she showed us the classroom, explained in detail what they study in Maths, English, Science and talked about the school daily routines which was essential for me to know how to support the educational process. She supports greatly the settling of my daughter in the class, accepts her so warmly at this very beginning which made the child feels comfortable and welcomed by all classmates. It is very important for us to have a good start at the new place. We are very pleased and happy to have such a lovely teacher. In a few weeks later, we were invited to a class assembly where the Headteacher Mr Harrison personally rewards the pupils for their successes. Amazing organisation and personal commitment to the pupils, he is interested in their achievements and getting feedback from the teachers. He deals easily with the children and adores a lot the communication with pupils which makes them feel respected, rewarded and proud of their efforts and work. He is a very highly professional person who is fully dedicated to his work, teachers, pupils, parents and all the school; creates this excellent environment at the place where the children enjoy all the moments spend in school. I strongly recommend George Carey Church of England Primary School as one of the best schools to all children and parents.

Commented on 19th Nov 2017

Read comments

Please login to post a comment.

Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

  Zoopla sale properties   Zoopla rent properties   Hide Zoopla markers

Powered by Zoopla

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews:

30,000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory
 Instant access to in-depth UK school reviews
 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools
 Independent tutor company reviews

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

The Good Schools Guide subscription

GSG Blog >    In the news >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

The Good Schools Guide Newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

Tired of London schools? There’s plenty of life elsewhere…


For a limited time get one month's Good Schools Guide subscription free with any purchase of The Good Schools Guide London North and London South