Records of Triptons Secondary School, 1935-1970

Object number



1935 – 1970


5 bound volumes




This collection comprises the log books of Triptons Secondary Boy's School (1935-1970), together with the photograph albums (1938-1941 and 1951-1952) of Triptons Secondary Girl's School.


Triptons School, was built on Green Lane, Dagenham in 1935. During the early years of this school it had room to accommodate 480 to 560 boys and the same number of girls within two separate departments. Triptons Senior Boys and Girls Schools were officially opened by C.A. Fairman, Chairman of Ilford Education Committee on 24 September 1935. Many children who attended the school were evacuated during the Second World War. Beacontree Heath Juniors and Infants School, was used to accommodate the remaining children from Triptons School from 20 November 1939. This school later amalgamated with Robert Clack Technical School to form Robert Clack Comprehensive in 1970.

Conditions governing access

Open to research.

Conditions governing reproduction

At the discretion of the Borough Archivist.

Physical description

Bound volumes.



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

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4 thoughts on “Records of Triptons Secondary School, 1935-1970

  1. I was a pupil at Triptons 1945 to1948 .My teachers were Miss Reeve ,maths and art,Miss Thompson,English. Iwas in the school choir and we were entered in a competition in Chelmsford.Went on a trip to a camp In Surrey ,visited Hazlemere museum and completed cooking and other skills.I remember sending mt family two chocolate cakes in the post! I have 1 photo of some of 1A doing gardening. Averil Browne (now Gotts)

  2. Trying to get info of my late fathers records.He was head boy at triptons approx 1944. Anyone remember him George page .I am so interested in history of Dagenham. He lived Homestead road Dagenham. Was a musician too. I will go To museum too .Lesley wells re page

  3. I was a student at Triptons School for boys. 1948 to 1952. I finished with no school certificate and entered the big wide world to find my way in life. In my teen years, I tried many positions and joined the “University of Life” At the age of Twenty, I became an area Manager for a pest control company for the South West of England and ten years later I migrated to Australia. I took a position as the area manager for the far west of NSW )Four time the size of England) the I spent Thirty Five years as the manager of a Community Newspaper in Western Sydney. I have travelled all over Australia in the past years and now retired at the age of Eighty Four. Thank The University of Life.

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Start date1935
End date1970