West Ham Church School
|Motto||"Playing, Learning and Working together"|
|Headteacher||Mrs P Bailey|
West Ham Church School opened in 1723 as the first parish charity school in West Ham and also the first school in the Newham area. It was held in the porch of the neighbouring All Saints church to teach the poor children of Stratford to read and write. It was attended by 10 boys, then, two years later, in 1725, girls were admitted. In 1731 the school secured its own building to the east of the church yard and by 1752 a new extension was added named 'School Of Industry'. In 1769 the ‘School of Industry’ started to be used by the owners of Sarah Bonnell’s girls’ school, so both Sarah Bonnell’s School and West Ham Church School shared the same site. In 1934 West Ham Church School merged to become a mixed infant and junior school. The school was rebuilt in 1964 due to damage from the war.