Ofsted says about Ben Jonson: ‘This is a harmonious, welcoming and inclusive school.’ We couldn’t agree more!

New Reception pupil open mornings at Ben Jonson on Wednesday 06 November, Thursday 05 December and Thursday 09 January at 9am. Please call the school to book your place.

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Reception Class 2020 Open Day

FREE Magic Breakfast for ALL...

We are delighted to tell you of our new Breakfast provision which will start 4th of November. Every morning, bagels...

Autumn 1 2019 newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers, It has been good getting to know many of our new families who have started school for the...

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What's New

Their performance of The Dream at the The Albany was ... a dream! Well done Arnhem Wharf and Janet Banzaca! https://t.co/QgLF8z9tP1


2 hours ago via Twitter

A really quick read about Cognitive Load. Scroll down to the three takeaways at the end if dont even have time to read the article! https://t.co/0u5yTlGllz


2 hours ago via Twitter

Thank you Oliver; always love these graphics! https://t.co/tFNikIa23a


2 hours ago via Twitter

This incredible woman ?@jazampawfarr? came to speak to Tower Hamlets headteachers today. Thank you for sharing your story, for understanding us and for celebrating who we are and what we do @_THEpartnership #inspirational#notadryeyeinthehouse #gratitude https://t.co/2F0z8u81XU


2 hours ago via Twitter

My first ever attempt at an @olicav Fascinating session on dual coding with a practical walkthrough; powerful. Read his book already, well worth a read https://t.co/MU9qC2Q7fj


2 hours ago via Twitter

While the headteacher is away the school shall dance - and that is right! Cant wait to come back on Monday to see the childen have a go at the foot shake dance challenge on Monday! Thank you Leire and Charlie for teaching it to the children!!! https://t.co/omNaqIw33Q


7 hours ago via Twitter

Foot shake dance challenge!!!! https://t.co/rsZxLS7llP


11 hours ago via Twitter

School Calendar

Anti-Bullying Week 11-15.11.2019
Test week years 1, 4, 6
9.00am Parents/ Carers Curriculum Workshops - Restorative justice and learning behaviours (Charlie and Monica to lead)
5.00PM GB Raising Achievement Committee Meeting
Test week years 2,3,5

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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 and two classes from Phoenix 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