Dear Parents and Carers,


We were delighted to welcome the children back on the 5th January, and to share all their brilliant new Year resolutions!


Unfortunately, the Omicron variant is still spreading widely in the community, so please continue to wear a face-mask at all times when on school premises unless exempt, and maintain social distancing. Please do not send your child into school if they are unwell in any way. If they or a member of your household develop any potential covid symptoms, please get a lateral flow or a PCR test as soon as possible.


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


With warmest wishes for a very happy and healthy 2022, and huge appreciation for all your continuing support,


Avril, Staff and Governors.

14th January 2022



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.

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 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.