Our context

Surrey Square is one of the 9 schools that serve the Aylesbury Estate in South East London. Just a mile from the river Thames at London Bridge, it does seem a world away.

At Surrey Square, we aim to give our amazing pupils the very best. We are proud to be “more than a school” in so many ways; from how we support our families and community, how we focus on the important work beyond the National Curriculum and how we balance the academic learning with developing well-being, relationships and values. This is our core work. For us, high attainment in core skills is a pre-requisite for success in secondary school, and beyond. However, just as important are the other skills – the ability to ‘self-manage’, to communicate clearly with others, to know who you are and to have ambition.

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Our school serves ‘the global majority’, since 90% of pupils are from non-white British heritages. A large number of our families hail from West Africa, and we also have families from Bangladesh, Somali, Algeria, Peru, Columbia, Poland, Jamaica, Lithuania, Pakistan…and many other places! We are immensely proud of our community that work and learn together in an atmosphere of mutual respect, valuing and celebrating our differences. Our Identity curriculum supports this ethos, through the explicit teaching around what it means to be British and exploring different beliefs within the framework of our core values.

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