Essential Updates

Please check each section of this homepage for updates.

Important Notices

UPDATE 1/7/20

July 2020 newsletter Covid period editiondownload our latest newsletter to find out important information such as September re-opening dates


UPDATE 5/6/20

Final plans for the wider reopening for full time Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & Year 6 –Parents FAQs wider opening Maryland


UPDATE 25/5/20

Letter to parents ‘UPDATED INFORMATION on plans for reopening  click here to read


UPDATE 11/5/20

Letter to Parents from the Newham Education Department following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10th May’ – click here to read

UPDATE 6/5/20

SECOND Special Video Message for Maryland families – Celebrating Our Learning’.

Let your true colours keep shining through! Click the following link to view: 


UPDATE 20/4/20

Welcome Back Summer Letter’

From Headteacher, Mrs Jackson – click here to read

UPDATE 15/4/20

Special Video Message for Maryland Families’.

Stay safe. Keep smiling, exercising …and dancing! Click the following link to view:              https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ckP7LNvbOVe3jMiyroiIgGcZnKfSeskl/view?usp=sharing


School Closure & Wider Reopening Information



UPDATE 5/6/20:

The school will remain closed during the government lockdown, apart from provision for critical workers. The school partially reopened on 27th April 2020 with reduced provision in order to provide childcare specifically for these families. The wider reopening of the school to more children is dependent on the continued availability of first aiders and staff fit to work. A plan outlining Maryland’s wider opening for full time Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & Year 6 can be found here.

If you believe you meet the government’s criteria to be classed as a critical worker or would like further information on this please read the following important update – click here. You will have been contacted by the senior leaders if our school records indicate you meet the government’s criteria to be eligible for childcare during the partial reopening. However if you have not received a call yet and believe you are eligible or your circumstances have changed – please contact the school on info@maryland.newham.sch.uk

We will keep you up to date with any new information we get from the authorities via the school website:

Free School Meals – Eligible Families Only

Parents of pupils who are eligible for free school meals via the benefits system have been contacted about the voucher system the government has launched and the school has made available food parcels for collection. If you have any further queries or have not received your entitlement and believe you are eligible please contact the school by emailing us at info@maryland.newham.sch.uk

If you believe you are eligible for free school meals or your circumstances have changed your entitlement, please apply to Newham Pupil Servicesclick here for more details.

Information about support for vulnerable families can be found here.

Home Learning

Our website has a Home Learning page which you can access by clicking here or alternatively click the Home Learning tab on the menu bar at the top of this page.

Wellbeing including health & safety


UPDATE 25/6/20:

Updated advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online


Have you read our Maryland Wellbeing Check Up letter?

Click here to access useful resources, guidance and advice relating to mental health and wellbeing.


Newham CAMHS offers therapeutic online workshops for young people and parents/carers – book now by clicking the following link:



More information can be found by clicking the following links:


Safeguarding updates: 

For home learning safeguarding information please visit our home learning page here.

NHS hand washing video: how to wash your hands properly


Children’s Centre Services Update

 UPDATE 27/7/20

Great news! We are now able to offer some of our activities virtually.

Please read the following documents for more information Virtual summer activities 2020CC COVID-19 .


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.


Latest News


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