School History

There has been a school in Havering-atte-Bower for many years.

The present school building dates from 1891 and the school has been extended at various times since then. The school traditionally has close links with the parish church of St. John the Evangelist, reflected in its present Voluntary Controlled status.

The school is named after Dame Anne Tipping, a daughter of Sir Thomas Cheke of Pyrgo, who was a Constable of the Tower of London in Stuart times. Dame Anne left a bequest for the education of local children, which is commemorated in the school name.

Dame Tipping is a half-form entry school and we work closely with the Church of St James and St John’s and uphold a strong Christian ethos in all we do.

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 mission to build great learning communities which unleash creativity and champion optimism, in a spirit of compassion.

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

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