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 development, 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 60 different languages.

We are a model school for Oxford University Press in the teaching of the successful phonic programme, Read Write Inc. In addition to our academic success, 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

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, e.g. our new stand-alone website, wE-PUBLISH, established to showcase children’s writing work. Click here to visit.
Google Education
Mr Jarvis & Mr Peters’ presentation to parents on ‘MEET THE TEACHER’ evening​, explained the new school initiative involving Google for Education. As part of our on-going plan to integrate ICT we have embarked on an exciting journey using web and cloud based tools. As we develop the use of these tools across the school we hope to see an improvement in a wide range of areas including, pupil engagement, pupil independence, resilience, collaborative working and pupil progress. As a result, increasingly parents may find children asking to complete work at home on the internet or have homework set online. Maryland is one of the first primary school’s in Newham to take on Google for Education and are active in supporting school’s interested in exploring the benefits this approach has. 
Mental Maths
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.