The School Year

Spring Term 2018

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SWB Yearbook 2016/2017

Welcome to Sir William Burrough

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. 


Kind regards, 


Avril Newman



Ofsted Comments

  • "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."

The 2017 SATs show that we are in the top 3% of schools in the country for attainment across all subjects, and our disdvantaged children are in the top 1% in all subjects. As such we have been recognised by the Mayor of London as an Outstanding Schools for Success. We are also one of the top three primary schools in Tower Hamlets.


Click HERE for our latest 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.




Term Dates

Last Day of Term

29 Mar 2018

First Day of Term

16 Apr 2018

May Bank Holiday

7 May 2018

Inset Day

25 May 2018

Half Term

28 May 2018 to 1 Jun 2018

Inset Day

4 Jun 2018

EID Holiday

15 Jun 2018

Last Day of Term

24 Jul 2018

Inset Day

3 Sep 2018 to 4 Sep 2018

First Day of Term

5 Sep 2018

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