Stella McCarthy
Head of School

Dame Tipping is a half-form entry school situated in the picturesque village of Havering-atte-Bower. We work closely with the Church of St James and St John’s and uphold a strong Christian ethos in all we do. Our Core Christian Values of Courageous Optimism, Boundless Creativity and Heartfelt Compassion underpin the children’s learning experiences.

Although we are a small school, the children and staff make the school a happy and vibrant place to learn and achieve and we work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure success for all. We are a part of the LIFE Education Trust; we work collaboratively with schools in Havering and Essex and are fully committed to the LIFE vision: “Building great learning communities.”

Our curriculum is rich and vibrant and tailored to meet the needs of all learners. The school is over 200 years old and has continued to hold a special place in the heart of the community since 1724. We are committed to ensuring the children receive the best quality education and are supported to live out our school motto: Love to learn: learn to love.

“[Pupils] are thoughtful and attentive and…they like coming to school because learning is fun.”
Ofsted report, 2016