Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome to the second half of the Autumn term.

As the nights get darker and the weather gets colder, we want you all to stay healthy and safe, especially in light of the new Omicron variant. So please continue to help us in our efforts to keep everyone covid-safe, by following these requests:

  • Please wear a face-mask at all times when on school premises unless exempt, as all visitors to the school will be expected to, and maintain social distancing.
  • In accordance with government guidelines, should your child develop any potential covid symptoms, please do not send them to school, but get a lateral flow or a PCR test as soon as possible. Lateral flow tests can be requested from the school.
  • Please do not send your child to school if a member of your household develops symptoms and tests positive for Covid.
  • Should there be a positive case in a class, the class will no longer be sent home, but all members of the class will be issued with lateral flow tests to be administered at home.
  • If you need to speak to Sarah at the beginning of the day in person, please wait until all the children have entered the school (around 9.10) and only one person should be inside the school talking to Sarah at any one time.
  • If you need to speak to your child’s teacher, please do so at the end of the day, when you are collecting your child. Should you need to get a message to a teacher urgently at the beginning of the day, please call or speak to Sarah, who will pass the message on.

You can find our Covid contingency plan HERE and our current risk assessment HERE. We will also continue to maintain strict levels of infection control and encourage high levels of hand sanitising, respiratory hygiene, and ventilation, and the school will continue to be cleaned to very high standards.


With warmest wishes and huge appreciation for all your continuing support,


Avril, Staff and Governors.

7th November 2021


For all the latest Tower Hamlets news, information and guidance, please go HERE


Ofsted Outstanding

Our SATs results for 2019 show 96% of children achieving the expected standard or above across all subjects, with more than 50% achieving the higher level in both Reading and Maths. Our progress in all subjects is well above average. We are ranked the second highest performing school in Tower Hamlets for attainment and are in the top 3% of schools nationally for progress.

This has won us a place on the Sunday Times Top State Primary Schools in England list.


Click HERE for our 2019 SATs results.


Click HERE to view our SWB Self Evaluation and HERE to see the DfE Comparative School Performance Data which shows how we benchmark against similar schools, and all schools nationally. Click HERE for our School Improvement Plan and HERE for our Ofsted Report, from which some highlights were:

  • Parents and pupils are delighted with their school.
  • Pupils respect and care for each other and delight in each other's achievements.
  • This is a school where everyone is valued and cherished, and that generates high self-esteem through the satisfaction of high achievement in personal skills and across the curriculum.

For general enquiries please contact Sarah Sargeant on 020 7987 2147 or on admin@sirwilliamburrough.towerhamlets.sch.uk. The school postal address is Sir William Burrough School, Salmon Lane, London, E14 7PQ.


Chair of Governors: Dennis Twomey, who can be reached at the school address.


Headteacher: Avril Newman


SENDCO: Helen Green. Helen@sirwilliamburrough.towerhamlets.sch.uk




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