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Welcome to Maryland Primary School

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!
Lorna Jackson

Contact us

Maryland Primary School
Gurney Road
Stratford
E15 1SL

Telephone: 0208 5348135
Fax: 0208 5344426
E-mail: info@maryland.newham.sch.uk

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.

Keep up to date
- Please make sure that your mobile telephone number
is up to date as we send out valuable updates via a
school text service. Keep an eye out for them.

- We have a range of information for parents on our
MLE. If you do not have access please ask your child’s
class teacher for a username and password.

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Ofsted July 2013
Ofsted Art, Craft & Design March 2012
Children's Centre Ofsted November 2012
School league tables

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Topical Piece

From Sept 2014, you’ll hear a lot about CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. Maryland Primary School is leading this project in Newham and this will be an important focus of our work this year. Mrs. Jackson’s presentation to parents on ‘MEET THE TEACHER’ evening, Thu 18th September explained how parents can help boost their child’s brain power. Every family was given a free compendium of board games, which provide rich opportunities for conversation passing on game strategies. 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. 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 doing some staff training later in the year 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. 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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