Ripple Primary donate huge weight of food for Barking Foodbank

Funmi Ikele from Barking Foodbank wrote:
I write on behalf of Barking Foodbank, our clients and volunteers to all at Ripple Primary School – parents, pupils, teaching and non-teaching staff who responded to our Harvest Food Appeal. 
A total of 345.4 kg was donated
Many thanks to everyone who so most generously donated food; it’s much appreciated.
See our Twitter feed for more information.

Rose the award-winning school chef

Faces of Barking & Dagenham | Rose the award-winning school chef – OBL

Rose Khan, the school chef of Ripple Primary School, tells us how she beat chefs across the country to win McCain’s Simply One Pot Meal Competition.

So proud of you, Rose! Well done from everyone in Ripple Primary School.

Huge Potato Harvest!

It gives Mr Mann great pleasure to present the results of the McCain’s Field to Fork Potato Challenge, 2017.

Our total Ripple weight was 8.850kg. Awesome!
All potatoes have been delivered to the respective canteens and Mr Mann has it on good authority that both Rose and Sharon have some yummy treats for all children tomorrow with our potatoes.
There will also be a visit from Mr Potato man at Suffolk Road during the Dinner hour.
A huge thank you to all participants and well done one and all.
Altogether now: “One potato, two potato, three potato more…”  

🎉Many congratulations 🎉to Rose Khan, School Cook at Ripple Primary

🎉Many congratulations 🎉to National McCain One Pot Competition award winner, Rose Khan, School Cook at Ripple Primary. Rose received congratulations from the school in an assembly during the week that was attended by Councillor Evelyn Carpenter, Cabinet Member for Educational Attainment and School Improvement. Councillor Carpenter contacted commented in an email:

It was good to be in Ripple Primary School again for another great celebration.  It was delightful to be asked to present the National McCain One Pot Competition award to Rose Khan, School Cook.  I enjoyed the Assembly and thought that the pupils behaved beautifully.

🎉Many congratulations 🎉to Rose!

Rose waiting to receive her award.

Rose in the midst of a cheering, Ripple School!

Barking Library Reading Zone World Adventure Winners!

Latest School Council Agendas and Minutes

Please find below the School Council Agendas and Minutes from the different meetings held. This page will be regularly updated, as the latest Agendas and Minutes are posted. Existing Agendas and Minutes can be found in the School Council Folder (only accessible by Staff at Ripple Primary School).

Westbury: Minutes of meeting 7th June

Suffolk Rd: Minutes of meeting 7 July



School Council Dates – Summer 2017

Next meeting: 7th June, 1:15 pm

Where we shall be focusing on the STEM week activities.

Week beginning 3rd July: Whole School Forum

Where we will be focusing on SDP review, including cultural diversity and sports day. Time to be confirmed.

School Council Treat: Tuesday 18th July.

The theme is to be an outdoor team event. Time to be confirmed.


A ‘crack-ing’, egg-citing Easter Egg Competition!

Well done to everyone who took part in our, ‘crack-ing’, egg-citing, Easter Egg Art Competition.  We were all so impressed by the incredibly high levels of creativity and detail.  There were so many different designs I am sure the judges had a very hard job choosing the winners. Thank you all for your hard work and have a lovely holiday.

FAST Graduation, Easter 2017

Another successful year with Ms Fitzpatrick, Deputy Head, leading the graduation celebrations following an eight week programme. If you’re interested in finding out more about the FAST programme, please contact the Social Inclusion Team.

Safer Internet Day! Tuesday 7th February


Safer Internet Day is Tuesday 7th February. Along with activities taking place at school, you can also help to keep your children, family, friends and yourself safer online.

This Safer Internet Day Education Pack provides a range of resources to help you deliver sessions with parents and carers, whether you are a school, youth group, library, police service, or wider.

This pack includes:

  • Presentation and script
  • Letter to parents and carers
  • Poster
  • Conversation starters
  • Factsheet

Ripple Primary pupils donate presents to needy at Barking Salvation Army

“Rather than taking a free gift or chocolate during the advent period, pupils of Ripple Primary School in Suffolk Road, Barking, spent each day from December 3 to 15 contributing toys, books, and games for the borough’s poverty-stricken.”

– Barking and Dagenham Post 25th December 2016


You can read all about this wonderful gesture by clicking here. Well done and thank you to everyone involved. #proud

So many Reverse Advent Calendar Donations! Thank you so much!

 Dear All, 
A big thank you to all of Ripple Staff, families and children for their generosity and participation in celebrating the spirit of giving for Christmas.
Salvation Army received the donations this afternoon and extends their gratitude for our support and thoughtfulness.
Well done everyone, have a good weekend.
Kind Regards
Mrs Sanders & the SIT team

School Council Ground Rules, 2016-2017

The School Council Reps met at Suffolk Rd and at the Westbury. What follows is the combined Ground Rules for 2016-2017.

We will:

  • Start on time
  • Read the agenda
  • Bring useful ideas
  • Listen more than talk
  • Look and listen to our Reps
  • Value what others say
  • Talk to one another and listen to each other
  • Use eye contact when others talk
  • Show respect by not interrupting

Becoming a Parent Governor: Ripple Primary School

Becoming a Parent Governor: Ripple Primary School

Dear Parent / Carer,

Further to my letter of the 13th September, we have received 5 completed Governor Nomination forms for parents wishing to become a Parent Governor.

Linked below are their supporting statements for you to read and then select the person you wish to vote for.

Parents are asked to just vote for one person by printing out the document and then entering an X against the name of your selected candidate.

The closing date for voting is Friday 7th October 2016. Any voting forms after this date will not be counted.

Thank you,

T. Kinder

Chair of governors


Parent Governor Statements

Letter from the Chair of Governors