Frequency of work

High – we have a high concentration of primary schools in east London so lots of supply work available. There are less secondary schools, however long-term positions are plentiful.

Cost of accommodation

In comparison to many London boroughs, Barking and Dagenham can be considered relatively cheap.

Transport links

Located in zone 4, it’s easily accessible to central London – only 30 minutes on the tube. There are underground links and national rail (fast trains to get you across London which is great).

Vibe, type of people that live there

Many families live here so expect a typical suburban feel. You’ll find a very relaxed vibe, multicultural and interesting!


Enjoy a real variety of restaurants – you won’t go hungry. The borough is also located close to Essex if you want easy access to some rural retreats and countryside.

Why choose Barking & Dagenham?

Excellent schools which you’ll love, a high frequency of work and great rail links into London. Located in the middle of the biggest regeneration project in Europe, this vibrant borough is due to undergo major improvements over the next two decades. This will see the delivery of up to 25,000 new homes and 15,000 new jobs, making it an exciting new centre for business and opportunity in London.


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