We have a very diverse community, which is reflected in the make-up of our school. Our children come from a variety of places around the world and we like to celebrate this in classrooms and at special events, like Refugee Week. The atmosphere around the school is positive and each class has its own character.
From Nursery to Year 6 the children are encouraged to become independent learners and take responsibility for their own progress. We work together to build confidence and self-esteem, allowing children to explore different activities in a range of ways. We are developing pedagogy across the school which emphasises putting the needs of children first. It allows them to learn by visual, auditory or practical ways.
We celebrate children’s achievements in lots of ways, from stickers, to trophies, to end of year certificates. We participate in a lot of sports events, where we have shone out above other schools. There is a selection of other clubs available to children across the school.
Our school was built in 1915, with two buildings – Infant and Junior. These have been used as girls and boys buildings and as separate primary and secondary schools. We have a new Dinner/Sports Hall with amazing facilities, alongside our Nature Garden. The ‘Shed’ stands in the middle of the playground.
The Shed – A History!
This building has a rich history, which may surprise you! It started life as a bicycle shed but later had its sides built in to create two rooms. Former pupil Dame Vera Lynn tells us that during her time at Brampton it was used as a craft room. It has had various other uses including its time as a Parents Room and as an after-school club run by Community Links. More recently it has been a resource centre and following the current building programme will become a well-being centre.
About Dame Vera Lynn
Dame Vera Lynn was born in East London and attended Brampton when it was an Infant School, a Junior School and a Secondary School. One of our Year 2 classes got in touch with Dame Vera, as part of a Local History project. She offered to come to school and visit the pupils and spoke to them about how school had changed since she was here.
We are based in a residential area of East Ham, next to Brampton Park. There is a range of housing, from semi-detached houses, to terraces and flats. In Geography and History topics we study the local area. We look at changes that have happened in the past and our ideas for the future. We frequently use the park for events such as Sports Day and sponsored walks, but also for Art or Science activities; in April 2011 we hosted a party in Brampton Park to celebrate the Royal Wedding – 2,000 children from five local schools attended together with many parents and local residents.
We are also close to the ever-growing area of Docklands and to the O2 (formerly the Millennium Dome). West Ham Utd’s home, the Boleyn Ground, is a short walk away and some pupils use the ICT scheme running there after school or in the holidays.
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