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Notice to parents 1 June 2020
If your child has been attending school for childcare, there is no change - this will continue
Year 6: will start on Monday 15 June
Year 1: starting date to be confirmed later this week
Year Reception: starting date to be confirmed later this week
Class teachers will be calling families of children in Year 6, Year 1 and Reception to discuss your childs possible return to school
We will post information on the website about what school will look for your child, including learning and safety
Home learning will continue for those children who are not attending school
Keep checking the website for the latest information

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@BenJonsonSchool @BJ_Music10 Very cool George! Great idea and lots of fun. 🥁❤️🥢🌈😎


39 minutes ago via Twitter

Experimenting with some kitchen material, and I thought I'd might share with you a few interesting rhythms that I've been practising. Do you think you can learn to play them? Can you make your own rhythms? Enjoy the creativity! @BJ_Music10


Yesterday via Twitter

Click the link below to see lockdown ideas and activities from the Healthy Lives Team ⬇️⬇️⬇️


Yesterday via Twitter

Tonight, @garyscribbler will be running another #FacebookLive on #TheBigDraw Channel! Gary will be showing us all a bit about drawing digitally, answering your questions and giving some top tips from his experience in the industry ✏️ Time: 7pm (UK)


Yesterday via Twitter

Click the link below to see lockdown ideas and activities from the Healthy Lives Team⬇️⬇️⬇️


3 days ago via Twitter

Charlie reads - Each Peach Pear Plum Book by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg


3 days ago via Twitter

Hundreds of local parents and guardians expressed concerns about premature returns to schools at the @EastLondonNEU meeting last week with me. Thanks @MayorJohnBiggs for taking on our concerns about safety, and recommending that schools open at a later date. #schoolreopeninguk


3 days ago via Twitter


Lee-Ann Smith CAMHS Trailblazer coffee morning
Occaisional Day - Eid
Summer Holiday
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Welcome to our school

Ben Jonson is a welcoming, ambitious and inclusive three-form entry community primary school for children between the ages of four and eleven. We share a site with Harry Roberts Nursery School; we work closely together to serve the community in the heart of the Ocean Estate, Tower Hamlets.

The school’s greatest asset is the children. Our children are happy, curious, hardworking and motivated to do their best. They are eager to learn and make the most of opportunities to participate in a range of trips, projects and extra-curricular activities. Their parents and carers take every opportunity to support and engage with the school in their child’s learning; we value this.

The staff members at Ben Jonson are dedicated, talented and work hard for all the children. This is evident in the high expectations all staff have for every child’s wellbeing and achievement. Our curriculum is well-resourced and enhanced by specialist teaching for music, art, dance, computing and design and technology.

Our school is a beautiful, spacious and modern building that allows us to provide a rich and stimulating environment where learning flourishes. Our commitment to the arts is palpable as you walk around the building. Our impressive grounds border the historic Regent’s Canal and the wide open spaces of Mile End Park, but are just a short distance from the City of London.

Our website gives you a sense of school life. You will find lots of general information about us here. Do go to the media section especially as you will see our children in action!

We are very proud of our school, and the community that it serves. You are warmly invited to visit the school and find out more.


Monica Forty