The governors and staff at Kensington Primary School would like to welcome you to our school.

The aim of our website is to provide a ‘live’ window into the life and work of Kensington Primary School; to better support you in supporting your child at school and to further develop and improve communication with the community we serve.

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At our school we encourage pupils to approach learning with a positive attitude and expect them to attain high standards of achievement and behaviour. We work hard to extend and improve our resources. We believe that our school is a happy supportive learning environment where we endeavour to provide the best education.

I hope you find our website useful and informative. If you have any suggestions, or concerns, then you can contact us through our new email address for parents; parents@kensington.newham.sch.uk

Mr Paul Harris - Acting Head Teacher

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Paul Harris, takes ‘Headteacher of the Year’ award at the prestigious 2015 TES Schools Awards

Paul Harris, Executive Head Teacher and Acting Head Teacher at Curwen and Kensington Primary Schools in East London, has taken the ‘Headteacher of the Year’ award at the prestigious 2015 TES Schools Awards. The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise outstanding contributions made by education teams and individuals to help students around the country to succeed, both inside and outside the classroom.

When Paul Harris was appointed headteacher of Curwen Primary and Nursery School in East London in 2006, it was seen as a big risk by the governors.

He was a very able teacher but was still in his twenties, and the school – situated in one of the most deprived areas of the country – was on Ofsted’s radar as a cause for concern.

But any doubts were quickly banished. Through skill, dedication and his infectious personality, Mr Harris transformed the school to such a degree that Ofsted judged it outstanding in 2009, just three years after he took over. Mr Harris’ impact was clear, with Ofsted inspectors noting: “The headteacher has a profound influence… [he is] an excellent role model for staff.”

Since then, Mr Harris has built on that success and maintained high attainment: in 2014, 100 per cent of children achieved level 4 in key stage 2 maths tests, 98 per cent in reading and 97 per cent in writing. He has taken his winning formula on the road to help other schools, including Kensington Primary School, where he has become Acting Head Teacher.

According to the chair of governors, Mr Harris is one of the country’s “unsung heroes”. But despite his myriad successes, colleagues say he has remained “modest” with a work ethic that never wavers.

Ann Mroz, Editor, TES, commented: “Paul Harris is a galvanising force in school and community, going beyond his role to support and inspire others.”

Winners attended a black-tie event at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, hosted by BAFTA-nominated writer and comedian Greg Davies, where over 1,000 attendees celebrated all that is outstanding in UK education, from the efforts of individual teachers to the work of entire schools.

The awards have 17 categories, including secondary school, primary school, alternative provision and healthy school of the year. New accolades have been introduced in 2015 for teacher-bloggers and early years’ settings, in addition to an award for the most creative school.

The winners were chosen by a panel of judges including the writer Anthony Horowitz, Dame Joan McVittie, Headteacher, Woodside High School, London, and Colin Bell, Chief Executive of the Council of British International Schools.

The list of this year’s categories is as follows:

Headteacher of the year
Lifetime achievement award
Teacher blogger of the year
Bev Evans resource contributor of the year
Community and collaboration award
International (including MFL) award
Healthy school of the year
Creative school of the year
English teacher or team of the year
Science, technology and engineering teacher or team of the year
Maths teacher or team of the year
Arts and humanities award
Early years setting of the year
Primary school of the year
Secondary school of the year
Alternative provision school of the year
Overall school of the year

For more coverage of the awards, profiles of the winners and photos from the evening, please visit www.tesawards.co.uk or pick up a copy of TES magazine, available in newsagents from 26 June.

Tesco design competition winner!

We are delighted to inform you that Ruha from Y3 has won the Tesco design competition.  Her design will be printed onto the back of the Tesco dot com van that will be driving around the local area delivering products to local mosques. The van will also be in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 25th July for an Eid Celebration.  The van was on the school grounds on Monday, 15th June after school for all to see the design that won the competition.  Ruha won a £50 voucher for herself and £300 for the school that will be donated to the school library.  Well done Ruha! 16 June 2015

Places of worship Art competition WINNERS!

Conternt coming soon.


Handball competition - sportmanship winners

Well done to the Year 3 and 4 children who took part in the Handball Competition that took place at Langdon School. Although they did not walk away with the winner’s trophy, they did extremely well reaching the quarter finals by beating the renowned St Edwards team. On a positive note however, Kensington were recognised as the best team for sportsmanship. Well done team!

National Primary Debate Mate Champions!

We are thrilled to announce that the Kensington Primary School debate team have won the National Primary Debate Mate Cup! A competition entered by more than 300 schools from across the nation.

On Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 the team competed in the final round at the Oxford University - becoming the youngest people to ever speak in this prestigious chamber. The final speakers, Andrei, Amna, Charu and Sulaimaan, worked together as an outstanding team, debating with confidence and great style. A special thanks should go to Becca, the team's mentor, for all of her support.

Once again huge congratulations to the whole debate team for this wonderful achievement. Well done!

Great Kensington Bake Off - 05 June 2015

A big thank you to you all for making the Great Kensington Bake off a huge success last week.  There were some wonderful cakes baked.  The winners of the competitions were Arisha of Y5 and the parent of Muzna in Y3.  We also raised around £300 for the library.