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Headteacher's Welcome

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to William Ford School, a Church of England school in the heart of Dagenham, east London.  My name is David Huntingford, and I am proud to be Headteacher of such a fantastic educational establishment.

At William Ford we are proud of our church roots and celebrate that we are a school for children of all faiths and none.  A school that is based on a Christian vision and values and is determined to provide a high quality education to all pupils. A school that is inclusive of all pupils and is relentless in developing the whole child. 

Our vision guides us all to work diligently, act generously and to seek peace at all times.  This is evident through:

  • the high quality work our pupils produce, facilitated by our experienced and dedicated team of staff
  • our charity and community work which we encourage all pupils to actively engage with
  • the range of activities we have in place to encourage healthy competition, turn taking and to ensure engaging activities at break and lunch times to prevent arguments

Our values of humility, service, repentance, forgiveness and hope are evident through the behaviours you will see across the school and the pupils’ dedication to serve others with humility, recognise when they may have done wrong and to forgive others.  Our values display by our playground entrance celebrates our learning around these values.

Our curriculum motto of ‘Purposeful learning, engaging activities’ ensures we fully immerse our pupils into rich learning experiences and ensure we provide pupils with opportunities that some families may find difficult.  Whether this is a day trip to France or a trip to see a West End show, we strive to create memorable experiences that not only will the children remember for a lifetime but also enriches their learning.  

Thank you or your interest in our school. I do hope that our website ( and prospectus provides you with information regarding our wonderful school and all that we can offer.  If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate in contacting us – I would love to show you around.

Mr David Huntingford