Bonner Primary School

Name Bonner Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 30 January 2007
Address Stainsbury Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0NF
Phone Number 02089801004
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 873 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.5
Local Authority Tower Hamlets
Percentage Free School Meals 23.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 77%

Description of the school

This larger-than-average school moved into a new building in September 2006. It serves an inner-city area that contains much overcrowded accommodation. Four out of five pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds, by far the largest group being of Bangladeshi origin. A very large number of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is very high. The school has won awards for high standards and for the way it teaches basic skills. For ten years it has been part of a successful Education Action Zone (EAZ), which has recently become a charity to sustain it when funding ceases in 2008. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate