The School Year

Summer Term 2016

Topical Video

Year 5 at Marchants Hill

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.


This website explains how the school is organised and our video gallery shows the energy and excitement we generate for the children. 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 2015 SATs show that we are in the top 8% of schools nationally for overall progress.

Click HERE to view our SWB Self Evaluation and HERE to see the OFSTED Data Dashboard which shows how we benchmark against similar schools, and all schools nationally.


Click HERE for our latest KS2 SATs results



Term Dates

EID Holiday

6 Jul 2016

Year Six Show

12 Jul 2016 to 13 Jul 2016

Last Day of Term

22 Jul 2016

Inset Day

1 Sep 2016 to 2 Sep 2016

First Day of Term

5 Sep 2016

EID Holiday

13 Sep 2016

Half Term

24 Oct 2016 to 28 Oct 2016

First Day of Term

31 Oct 2016

Last Day of Term

20 Dec 2016

Inset Day

3 Jan 2017

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