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  • Back to School Arrangements

    Published 04/09/23

    Please see below the back to school arrangements for September 2023:

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  • Newham's Easter Holiday Activity & Food (HAF) Programme

    Published 23/03/23

    Please see the link below for the Newham HAF Programme where your child can spend holiday periods engaged in fun, enriching environments, surrounded by others with similar interests and supported by professionals.

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  • Newham Warm Havens

    Published 22/11/22

    Some great news – after lots of hard work by colleagues across the council, the Newham Warm Havens have been launched. These are non-judgemental spaces where residents can go, free of charge, for any reason. They’re part of the response to the cost of living crisis. At the moment all libraries are now open minimum 10am – 8pm Mon – Sat and 12-5 every Sunday. The map of warm havens can be found here:

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  • SEND Training for Parents

    Published 11/10/22

    Please see the attached PDFs for upcoming SEND training and support.

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  • Safer Internet Day

    Published 07/02/22

    On Tuesday 8th February, Shaftesbury Primary School will be joining people from across the world in celebrating safer Internet Day 2022.

    In school, children will learn about how to act responsibly and  respectfully whilst using the internet through interactive assemblies and in-class teaching.  Children have also had the opportunity to enter our Safer Internet Day competition.

    At home, please remain vigilant when your children are using the internet to ensure that they get the most out of this amazing resource and continue to act as great online ambassadors for the school.

    Thank you, 

    Team Shaftesbury.

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  • The Winter Reading Challenge - Newham

    Published 10/01/22


    The Winter Reading Challenge

    Across all Newham Libraries 6 December - 30 January
    Brr It's cold outside. So now is the perfect time to pick up a cosy, wintry read and take part in our Winter Reading Challenge. The challenge is happening across all Newham libraries until 30 January, its free to join and suitable for children of all ages. Of course if you are an adult reading this and would like to challenge yourself to read three books over the holidays, then please feel free to join in!
    Children taking part in the Challenge will receive a reading folder to rate and review the books they have been reading and will collect an arctic animal sticker for each book read and a certificate when they have read and returned three books. So pop along to any Newham library with a library card where a member of the library team will be happy to help.
    Children can also join in the online challenge from The Reading Agency at where they can unlock virtual prizes, discover new reads and take part in games, quizzes and competitions. 


     Christmas Opening Times
    Newham’s Libraries and Community Centres will be closed from Friday 24 December at 5pm.
    East Ham and Stratford Libraries will be open 10am-5pm on Wednesday 29, Thursday 30 & Friday 31 December.
    Community Centres will be open for private bookings.
    Libraries and Community Centres will open as normal from Tuesday 4 January.
    Call our 24-hour automated line 0333 370 4700 or visit to renew and reserve items.
    To access eBooks, library catalogue, make reservations or look up online information and eLearning courses visit

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  • Christmas Lunch Menu

    Published 07/12/21

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  • Christmas on Green Street - Festive Activities

    Published 01/12/21

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  • Flu Nasal Spray/Injection

    Published 29/09/21


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  • History Presentations by Shaftesbury pupil

    Published 05/05/21


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  • The National Child Measurement Programme

    Published 29/04/21

    The School Health Service invites you to an information session – For Parents/Carers with pupils in Year 6 and/or Reception.

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