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Welcome to our school

On behalf of the staff, pupils, parents and governors, I would like to welcome you to our website.

Ben Jonson Primary School provides education for children from 3 years up to the age of 11 years of age. We are situated close to Mile End Park and a short distance away from the City of London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.   

We welcome children from all backgrounds, abilities and talents.  Our main aim is to give all our children the opportunity to develop their full potential. We have a SEMH provision on site in partnership with Bowden House School, to help deliver part of the Tower Hamlets vision for Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) provision in schools.

Our children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, confident and that the opportunities provided for them are relevant to their needs, both now and in the future.

We are fortunate enough to be surrounded by beautiful, extensive grounds and use our fields and woodland area to enhance our curriculum. Our curriculum is broadly traditional but reflects our multicultural community and unique location in London. Creative Arts sit proudly in our provision, carefully crafted by subject specialists, to ensure children move on to the next stage of their education with the requisite language, knowledge and experience necessary to achieve a broad and deep understanding of each subject. Children begin learning about the world around them, what has come before and the importance of literacy in order to be able to change the world for the better in the future.

We have a skilled pastoral team who ensures that every child gets the support they need to feel ready to take on the next opportunities, responsibilities and the challenges that life offers. Therefore alongside the academic and creative learning, we want our children to be happy while with us and to develop a ‘wellbeing’ toolkit to take them on into adolescence and adulthood. Our approach is built around the importance of self-knowledge, self-regulation and having the right words to describe a feeling, its cause and if desirable, how to feel better.

The school values - Brave, Kind, Curious, are central to our school life, and support our provision of a uniquely engaging and warm environment in which all children can learn, enjoy and succeed. We strive to inspire our pupils to be lifelong learners, equipping each and every pupil with the skills, knowledge and mindset to succeed in the next stage of their education. We believe in furthering strengths and interests while supporting each child’s developmental needs, and through creativity, curiosity and high expectations, we aim to support our children in becoming responsible, successful citizens.

We are proud of our excellent team of staff, governors, families and community members who support our school and the children. If you would like to find out more about our school and community, please contact the school office to make an appointment. I would be delighted to meet you, to answer any questions you may have, and to show you around our flourishing school.

Norma Marshall