Establishment Ben Jonson Primary School

URN: 100890

Community school

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Harford Street, Stepney, London, E1 4PZ
Local authority
Tower Hamlets (211)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Monica Forty
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 100890, DfE number: 211/2043
UKPRN: 10079724
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 1 November 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Not recorded
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
2 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Dharmendra Nair Appointed by GB/board 21 May 2020 20 May 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Jennifer Frances Jones Elected by school staff 9 February 2021 8 February 2025
Layla Richards Appointed by GB/board 9 February 2021 8 February 2025
Andrew Georgiou Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 18 July 2019 17 July 2023
Lynne Roberts Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2014 25 March 2023
Mandla Moses Shongwe Appointed by GB/board 22 July 2009 25 March 2023
Rich Clensy Appointed by GB/board 19 September 2018 18 September 2022
Monica Forty Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Ray Hall Governor Appointed by GB/board 20 September 2018 14 May 2021
Sadikur Rahman Governor Appointed by GB/board 5 December 2019 11 November 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
Tower Hamlets
St Dunstan's
Parliamentary constituency
Bethnal Green and Bow
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Tower Hamlets 019
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Tower Hamlets 019A

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