We believe that Stratford Manor Primary School and Nursery is a great place to be: we’re proud of our school and we look forward to welcoming you to our ‘Stratford Manor Family’.
Stratford Manor is in the Stratford & West Ham area of The London Borough of Newham – our school provides an excellent education for children from 3 – 11 year olds. Our school is rich in diversity and we pride ourselves in delivering a curriculum that is purposeful and relevant to our school community.
Stratford Manor is a community school that has served the local community for over 125 years yet remains committed to innovative and modern teaching techniques. We believe that working with parents and links to the local community create an environment where children learn best and thrive.
From the moment you enter the school grounds, you’ll notice we take great pride in our learning environments – inside and outside. Classrooms are purposefully designed to enhance learning and develop independence right from nursery through to Year 6. Our high quality displays exhibit the highest standards our children achieve across the curriculum. We are a school that is committed to the arts and our school environment reflects this.
We have developed inviting reading spaces both within and outside the classrooms to provide comfortable spaces for children to enjoy the books that they are reading.
Our curriculum provides children with the skills, knowledge and attributes they need to develop both now and in the future. Our ambitious curriculum tackles real-life challenges and has been designed with our school community in mind. Regular educational visits and visitors to the school bring the curriculum to life and build on the creative teaching they receive – we believe learning should be fun and memorable. Our curriculum enables children to experience a range of topics and interests, giving them the passion to become lifelong learners.
School threads –
For further information on our curriculum, please see our curriculum pages
We believe that technology that is used effectively enhances and supports learning. Our technology offer includes:
- Use of Chromebooks – as a Google for Education school, we utilise the cloud-based tools to support learning in and out of school. Every child from Years 1 to 6 has access to their own Chromebook
- Virtual Reality Headsets – these enable us to further enhance the learning experience by visiting places that would otherwise be impossible to do.
- Robotics – we have a range of robotics that are used from nursery through to Year 6 to support the curriculum, not just in computing lessons.
Physical Education & Sport
At Stratford Manor, physical activity is very important to us as we recognise the impact this has on children’s wellbeing – we have an enhanced offer to our children by having a fulltime specialist PE teacher as part of our team. This enables us to provide a range of sporting activities throughout the day. We offer before school multisport sessions as well as a wide range of after school physical activities. At the the start of each day, the children all join together by using video calls from their classroom to take part in morning fitness – led by our PE teacher and different groups of children each day. As part of our curriculum, our children will participate in a range of physical activities including gymnastics, team games, field events and other related sporting events. Years 3 and Year 5 go swimming – and we make good use of the London Aquatic Centre in the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park for these lessons. We make good use of the opportunities available to us to take part in a range of sporting activities outside of school, including competitions – our trophy cabinet in the main reception area showcases our achievements with this.
Specialist music teaching
We work with a range of music specialists to deliver high quality music lessons. Through our partnership with Newham Music, our children benefit from specialist music teaching. We have a singing club that meets after school and have had a huge range of experiences to perform – not just in school, but in the local community and beyond including at The British Museum.
Every child is valued
As an inclusive and supportive community school, every child is known and valued – not just by their class teacher, but by the whole staff team. Our dedicated staff take an active interest in finding out more about the children in our school – their likes and dislikes, their interests and achievements. By doing so, we create a strong community and have a culture of mutual respect between children and staff.
Educational Visits & Experiences
We place great importance on educational visits and experiences for our children – not only to bring the curriculum alive, but also to give them the life experiences that enable them to thrive and have a primary school education that they will remember and cherish forever. We have developed the ‘Making Stratford Manor Memories’ programme that enables the children to experience a whole range of activities from nursery through to Year 6.
Stratford Manor values
Our school values of community, determination, responsibility, excellence and respect are firmly rooted in school life. These values underpin everything we do at school and are reinforced through lessons and through assemblies. These values were chosen through consultation with parents, children and staff as we believe these are fundamental to our school ethos and our school motto of ‘Championing a Brighter Future for All’.
We value and recognise the importance of a home-school partnership in helping children achieve their very best. We regularly invite parents into school to see their children learning in action through our regular open days and workshops as well as events that showcase the children’s learning across a unit and through performances held at the school throughout the year. We promote a two-way communication between parents and the school so that we can ensure children’s needs are best met.
High quality affordable wraparound care provided by school staff
We’re committed to support our working families by offering a breakfast club and after school provision onsite run by school staff so that the children are familiar with the adults working with them. This provision extends the social and learning opportunities for the children and enables them to make friends beyond their class. Our children really enjoy breakfast club and after school provision as they enjoy the various activities and games on offer.
Our breakfast club provides a healthy breakfast, including food that is low in added sugar. The children also have the opportunity to play games and take part in activities of their choice.
Each session is £2.00 per day and runs from 7.30am.
Our after school provision runs until 5.45pm each day. This club varies each day with a range of indoor and outdoor activities. Children are free to choose what to engage with – or perhaps complete their home learning tasks if they wish. However, we do encourage all children to relax, unwind and engage with physical activities. The after school provision includes a healthy snack for each child.
After school provision costs £5.00 per day
Leadership opportunities for children
We value children’s voice and provide real opportunities for them to shape their school. We have a range of teams that take ownership of various areas of the school. Some leadership roles are filled by the children applying for them. Others, such as the Children’s Leadership Team, are done through elections. Our Head boy and head girl are appointed by school staff based on their contribution to school life and demonstration of the Stratford Manor values.
For more information on our teams, please see our Children as Leaders page.
Support for families
At Stratford Manor, we have a commitment to the whole family. Our leadership and pastoral teams work with a wide range of agencies to support parents in a whole range of areas including housing, employment, managing finances and much more. By working together, we are able to support your child during challenging or worrying times. For further information, please get in touch and ask to speak to Mrs Burke.