Welcome to Elmhurst Primary School

CEO and Executive Headteacher - Mr Shahed Ahmed OBE

We would like to warmly welcome you to our school. We are a large outstanding primary school in Newham. We care passionately about our children’s education and go the extra mile to help every child reach their full potential. This is reflected in our high SATs exam results.

Our staff are highly committed to teaching stimulating and engaging lessons, concentrating on making sure that children acquire all basic skills, as well as stretching every child with our rich curriculum.

We take groups of children every year to European cities on art residential visits. Our children perform Shakespeare’s plays in local theatres. We train all our children in debating skills and have great success in regular regional competitions. We pride ourselves in our specialist sport and music provision. Our school environment is very smart with a large number of challenging climbing structures.

We teach our children good manners and encourage them to contribute to society by taking part in charity fund raising.

Sukwinder Samra MBE, Headteacher

We provide a variety of after school classes and clubs. We also have free tutoring after school or on Saturday mornings for any child that needs it, to make sure that no child slips through the net.

We are pleased to have formed a Multi-Academy Trust (New Vision Trust) with three other local schools. We work collaboratively with our MAT schools to ensure that our provision for our pupils, staff and local community is of the highest quality. We are also a National Maths Hub - a centre of excellence for mathematics and a DfE English Hub. 

For more information about the London North East Maths hub or New Vision English Hub please click the links below.


Strategic Development Priorities for 2023-2024

  • Deliver highly effective teaching & learning refining use of explanation, modelling and questioning with a subject focus on D&T, Music and Science.

  • Fine-tune our Literacy offer across the school with a particular focus on KS1 Writing and Reading for Pleasure.

  • Develop a clear vision to further improve outcomes and provision for SEND pupils through optimising resources, interactions and planning.

  • Strengthening an ethos of respect and tolerance for the whole school community through improving behaviour and attitudes.