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We are a state-funded Academy serving the local communities of Tower Hamlets.


Walk around our school any time, any day, and you will see classrooms where children and adults are alive with energy, passion and inspiration. Classrooms which are an endless joy, and a great privilege to see and to share.


Our video gallery shows the abundant enthusiasm and excitement generated by the children, but please come along and see it all for yourselves. We are very proud of our school and are always delighted to show you around. 

Avril Newman,



WE ARE A SUNDAY TIMES TOP STATE PRIMARY SCHOOL, for the third year running: 2020, 2021, and now 2022.

Our SATs results for 2023 show 80% of children achieving the expected standard or above across all subjects, with 39% achieving the higher level in Reading, 63% achieving in Maths and 66% doing so in the Grammar test. In Reading, Maths and Grammar, the percentage of children achieving the expected standard exceeds the national average by 20% or more in each case.


Please click HERE for our 2023 SATs results.


Click 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 to view our SWB Self Evaluation.

For general enquiries please contact Sarah Sargeant on 020 7987 2147 or on 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.


First day 1/2 Term

23 Oct 2023

Last day ½ Term

27 Oct 2023

Last Day of Term

21 Dec 2023

Occasional Day

22 Dec 2023

First Day of Term

8 Jan 2024

Last Day of Term

9 Feb 2024

First Day of Term

19 Feb 2024

Last Day of Term

28 Mar 2024

Graduation 2023

World Book Day. 2023

Pond Dipping

Spring Concert


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