Records of Dagenham County High School, 1936-1938

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1936 – 1938


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This collection comprises a log book (1936-1938) and class photographs of Dagenham County High School (October 1940, June 1942, March 1950, 1953, April 1955, April 1960, July 1962, October 1965 and May 1970).


Dagenham County High School, formerly known as Dagenham County Grammar School, was opened in 1936. The school was closed with the formation of Parsloes Manor Comprehensive in 1970.

Conditions governing access

Open to research.

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At the discretion of the Borough Archivist.



Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Assistant Archivist in accordance with ISAD(G).

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This material can be accessed by appointment in our reading room, which is situated in the Visitor’s Centre at Valence House Museum. To make an appointment please email: or telephone 020 8227 2033

2 thoughts on “Records of Dagenham County High School, 1936-1938

  1. I attended Dagenham County High School from 1952 to 1957. I was in Valance house. Dudley Moore was at the school while I was there. He was also in Valance House and swam for our house. I was a member of the choir – a wonderful choir master ( I forget his name, I think it was Peter something. Dudley used to play for the choir and had us in fits of laughter during some of our rehearsals! I did have a school photograph, but it has since been lost and I would love to get a copy of any of the years from 1952 to 1957. Perhaps you would let me know how easy or difficult it might be to achieve this.

  2. I went to the School 1944 -1950. Still have a few photos of that time (including a couple of all the students and staff) and keep in touch with 4/5 of the survivors. Teacher’s names that come to mind Spud Davies (or Davis) Slugger, of course, Pug-h, Muncie (This nickname, was bestowed on Mr Grainger, and I gather has been adopted for all subsequent head , Pat Irvine, Mr Flint, Mr Simon, Pop Sheppard, Miss Jones, Mr Bramald

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Start date1936
End date1938