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Barham Primary School

Embedding Excellence

Barham Primary School

Embedding Excellence

Schools for Success

Exceptional achievements of Barham Primary School recognised by the Mayor of London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has celebrated the exceptional performance of Barham Primary School in Brent as part of his Schools for Success programme.

The school has been honoured for its commitment to reducing educational inequality and attaining exceptional results for children previously struggling academically.

Barham Primary School has been awarded a certificate for KS2 progress being significantly above National averages and in the highest 20% of all schools in both 2019 and 2018 in all areas. Pupils at Barham achieve well because the school puts outcomes and personal growth for all pupils at the centre of their work. They have full and detailed knowledge of the needs of all pupils and are innovative in the planning of how needs are met.

Created in 2017, the Schools for Success programme was formed to enhance the support given to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme acknowledges primary and secondary schools that prioritise progress for their lowest attaining pupils, are excelling in their performance overall and sharing their work with other schools through a series of webinars made available to all London schools.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’d like to congratulate the staff of Barham Primary School for their exceptional work. We created Schools for Success to recognise the positive impact that teachers, headteachers, teaching assistants, support staff and governors are making every day to support students and reduce inequalities, and this school’s commitment to being supportive and inclusive sets a great example. Covid-19 has presented unforeseen challenges across our city but Barham Primary School has done a fantastic job in maintaining excellence during a very difficult time. Working together we can make sure that no young Londoner is left behind”

“In order for our children to feel safe, be happy then learn, all staff, by striving to embed excellence endeavour to fully prepare pupils for the next stage in their education and adulthood and are trained well so that they have the skills to develop every aspect of pupils’ development” (Karen Giles, Barham Primary School Head Teacher)

The school would normally be invited to an awards ceremony at City Hall to celebrate their success but unfortunately that is not currently possible due to Covid-19.

Approximately six per cent of London schools are eligible to be members of the Schools for Success programme

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