Between April 2010 and June 2013 Ofsted the official body for inspecting schools embarked on a review of children’s centres up and down the country. Out of 152 areas and over 1750 centres inspected, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham came out on top as providing the best services. Nearly a year on, Ofsted have returned and the latest inspection saw the Leys Children’s Centre in Dagenham Village achieve yet another Outstanding.

Regeneration of the Leys Estate in Dagenham

Bulldozing crews have recently moved in to the Leys Estate in Dagenham and have begun work. The work is being undertaken as part of Barking and Dagenham Councils Estate Renewal Programme.