A warm welcome to Maryland Primary School and Children’s Centre from Headteacher, Mrs. Lorna Jackson, Cert.Ed., B.Ed, NPQH.
Our school is in Stratford, the home of the London 2012 Olympics. We are situated close to the Olympic venues, Stratford Town Centre and Stratford City.
The school is 2 form entry (2 classes in each year group – 14 classes in all), with a separate 78 place nursery department. Also on site is our Children’s Centre which offers a wide range of services to the community. We pride ourselves on being a diverse school with 70+ staff members from many different backgrounds. We have over 500 children from 34 countries representing 48 different languages.
We are a model school for Oxford University Press in the teaching of the successful phonic programme, Read Write Inc. In addition we are a creative school with a reputation built around our musical productions, our award-winning choir, our talented dance group, and our very imaginative displays.Many pupils take part in music tuition after school hours, as well as maths and literacy classes after school, on Saturdays and in the holidays.
We are dedicated to ensuring our children have ambition for themselves (our motto is ‘where our children’s future matters most’), that they play an active part in the local legacy of the 2012 Olympics and that they are successful learners, enjoying each and every day that they spend with us at Maryland.
Ofsted describe our excellent environment as one "in which all pupils thrive and flourish", where "pupils’ behaviour is outstanding". They also commented that there was a "high proportion" of outstanding teaching. We are continually looking to improve in all areas of our school as we strive for excellence in educating children to ensure we remain one of the best primary schools in Stratford, Newham and London
If you are ever in the area, pop in to see us – we love visitors!
Maryland Primary School
Telephone: 0208 5348135
Fax: 0208 5344426
School Friend: 0844 2727158
For more information about school friend please visit their website.
Maryland Children's Centre - Tel: 020 8534 8351
Buxton Road Entrance - access to centre is not available via Gurney Road.
Closest tube station: Stratford
Bus routes: 69 and 257 from Stratford heading towards Walthamstow.
Due to parking restrictions on the adjacent roads we encourage anyone coming to Maryland to take a bus or to walk.
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Maryland Primary School continues to lead the CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS project in Newham and this will be an important focus of our work this year alongside our long-term plan about integrating ICT into the curriculum in new and innovative ways. Mrs Jackson and Mrs Cooper’s presentation to parents on ‘MEET THE TEACHER’ evening, Thu 17th September explained how parents can help boost their child’s brain power – click here to view the presentation PowerPoint. Every family was given an updated copy of “Ready…, Steady… THINK! Together at home”. Also, if your child is in the juniors, watch out for termly magazine ‘Ready… Steady…THINK!’ that will get you involved with your child in sharpening up their thinking skills. Years 4,5 and 6 are on the final Issue 4 and if your child is in Year 3, they will start with Issue 1. The magazine is published by our school and written by internationally renowned expert in this field, Dr. Roy van den Brink-Budgen, who will be did some staff training last year at Maryland for teaching staff in several schools in the borough.
Remember that your daily 5 minute maths ‘workout’ with your child using “Mental Maths 5 a day” is ALWAYS topical. If you need a refresher on how to use the book, go to Mrs. Cooper’s YouTube presentation by clicking here. She has also added some videos where she works with children. These can be seen in the ‘Learning at Home’ area of our website Also see her presentation to parents on the book and its importance to your child, by going to her area on this website in the – click on the Staff tab above.
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