Welcome from the Head Teacher

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Plaistow Primary School and Children’s Centre. Plaistow is a successful, two-form entry school in the heart of a diverse, multicultural neighbourhood. We are within walking distance of thriving local markets, libraries and parks, and only a stone’s throw away from London’s world-famous museums, galleries and landmarks.

Our school is a dynamic learning community filled with laughter, friendship and high expectations for all. Our vision statement is If we believe, we can achieve’. By working hard, challenging and believing in ourselves, we can all achieve greatness on our own unique learning journey. The Plaistow School Values are: kindness, creativity, determination, celebration, collaboration and inclusivity. These values underpin the curriculum, inform our decision making, and guide the way we interact with one another.

Our thematic curriculum is rooted in quality texts which foster a love of reading and inspire a curiosity to learn more. Purposeful experiences across the wider curriculum enrich children’s vocabulary and put learning in Reading, Writing and Maths into context. As a result, pupils make excellent progress and achieve across all subject areas. Plaistow is a creative school and children have an opportunity to express themselves through art, music and drama. 

At Plaistow, we encourage the interests, talents and dreams of each individual child. We have a commitment to nurturing pupils’ social, emotional and physical health in order to equip them with the skills and attributes they will need for future success. 

I hope that our website gives you a window into our happy and successful school. Any one of our team would welcome the opportunity to show you around Plaistow or answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to meeting you soon.  


Mr Dean Benoit
Head Teacher