Important Updates

School closure

Having carried out a risk assessment of the situation in the school, we are currently unable to remain open due to a substantial reduction in staff capacity across all departments eg. lack of first aiders as well as teaching staff.


We are grateful for the understanding shown by families that have made alternative arrangements for their children.The school will be closed from 26th March and on into the Easter holidays (6th – 17th April).


We cannot say what will happen after that date as the national shutdown may continue. We will keep you up to date with any new information we get from the authorities via the school website. 


If you are a critical worker and have recently been informed that your childcare provider in Newham has closed, please contact Kirsty.reed@newham.gov.uk to share your urgent childcare requirements.  For Children’s Centre updates please click here CC COVID-19 .


UPDATE 2/4/20 –

LBN are also providing Newham Covid-19 service updates for parent/carers and families. This page will be continuously updated with new information as the weeks progress: https://families.newham.gov.uk/kb5/newham/directory/advice.page?localofferchannel=2&id=Rp1I24W8t6k


Department for Education updates can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers


Free School Meals – Eligible Families Only

For parents of pupils who are eligible for free school meals via the benefits system, we will keep you updated as soon as we get more information about the voucher system the government is launching to enable you to buy food from major supermarkets. 

UPDATE 2/4/20 – Your child may be eligible to receive free school meals whilst the school is closedclick here to find out more.

Information about support for vulnerable families can be found here.


Home Learning

Please click here for more information about home learning tasks. 



Please click on the link for more information from Healthwatch Newham.

Over the last week, hubs have been organised to act as food distribution centres, delivering healthy food parcels and prescriptions; and offering a ‘chat service’ for residents via telephone who need support.Information on #HelpNewham is available at: https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/ServiceChild/Coronavirus-(Covid-19).aspx#NewhamsOfferHelpNewham 


UPDATE 3/4/20 –  Have you read our Wellbeing Check Up letter? Click here for some useful resources which you can access at home relating to mental health.


Safeguarding updates: 


Contact Us

The school leaders will regularly check emails remotely and will try to answer any questions you may have if sent to  info@maryland.newham.sch.uk. Please do not contact staff on their personal email address or leave messages on the school answering machine. 


Please be safe and we hope to see you soon.

Maryland Primary Senior Leadership Team

 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. 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.  We have over 450 children from 34 countries representing 40 different languages and 53 dialects.

So, what is unique about Maryland School?

“curriculum innovation”      “excellent outdoor environment”       “model school”        “inspire ambitious pupils”     

 “outstanding teaching”    “one of the highest attendance rates in Newham”      “commitment to safeguarding (link)”

To read about our uniqueness in more detail click here.

If you are ever in the area, pop in to see us – we love visitors!

Lorna Jackson


Maryland becomes a School for Success

Maryland has been selected by the Mayor of London, as a School for Success, because of the fantastic  progress pupils make. Maryland is in the top 6% of schools in London for progress! 

We were given the Schools for Success award based on our 2018 results. Once again our 2019 results are excellent and we are performing above the national average for progress at KS2 in reading, writing and maths. 

We are also above the national average for attainment with 73% of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths compared to 65% nationally! 


What do our pupils say about Maryland Primary School?

To see what our parents, governors and teachers say about Maryland Primary School, please click on the links.


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Latest update from Public Health England
To view the latest update on advice on the Coronavirus for place of education please click here