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Congratulations @AngelaRayner. There’s much we disagree about but you’ve been an excellent Shadow Education Sec. I know you care deeply about making this country a better place and are passionate about improving the life chances of children. You’ll be a formidable Deputy Leader.


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A huge thank you to everyone who has been working in schools this week and to those who have been providing vital support from home too. What an incredible profession.


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A good job well done! Thanks to everyone for getting this massive task done for our families who were so grateful to receive this support!


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For those of you who remember Victoria Woods and her comic songs. Here is a fab and topical re-write of Let’s do it. Enjoy!


2 days ago via Twitter

Lunchtime at Ben Jonson with social distancing and joy. Happy Holidays to all the wonderful staff who have worked hard to keep the school open!!

2 days ago via Twitter

Watch carefully....

2 days ago via Twitter

Look what popped into our postbox today. Some letters for teachers. We think they are from some of our lovely children. Watch out for those replies. How wonderful that you are staying in touch with us.


2 days ago via Twitter


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Welcome to our school

Ben Jonson is a welcoming, ambitious and inclusive three-form entry community primary school for children between the ages of four and eleven. We share a site with Harry Roberts Nursery School; we work closely together to serve the community in the heart of the Ocean Estate, Tower Hamlets.

The school’s greatest asset is the children. Our children are happy, curious, hardworking and motivated to do their best. They are eager to learn and make the most of opportunities to participate in a range of trips, projects and extra-curricular activities. Their parents and carers take every opportunity to support and engage with the school in their child’s learning; we value this.

The staff members at Ben Jonson are dedicated, talented and work hard for all the children. This is evident in the high expectations all staff have for every child’s wellbeing and achievement. Our curriculum is well-resourced and enhanced by specialist teaching for music, art, dance, computing and design and technology.

Our school is a beautiful, spacious and modern building that allows us to provide a rich and stimulating environment where learning flourishes. Our commitment to the arts is palpable as you walk around the building. Our impressive grounds border the historic Regent’s Canal and the wide open spaces of Mile End Park, but are just a short distance from the City of London.

Our website gives you a sense of school life. You will find lots of general information about us here. Do go to the media section especially as you will see our children in action!

We are very proud of our school, and the community that it serves. You are warmly invited to visit the school and find out more.


Monica Forty