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Press and Media

Thomas Buxton is regularly featured in both the local and national press, here are a selection of cuttings from our recent coverage:

Pic 'n' Mix 2019/2020

The Eco-Ambassadors worked with Rich Mix, in partnership with THAMES, on the creation of a Green Tower Hamlets movie. 13 LBTH Schools (12 primary and 1 sixth form) were involved.


25th January 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills - Reading Partners

Find out about the wonderful contribution our Reading Partners from Herbert Smith Freehills make at Thomas Buxton


23rd November 2018

Inspiring the next generation - Barclays

As part of our citizenship commitment, Barclays colleagues volunteer their time to help engage and inspire pupils at Thomas Buxton Primary School in Whitechapel in the East End of London.

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18th July 2018

Whitechapel Mission

I write to express our grateful thanks to the pupils and staff at Thomas Buxton Primary School for their generous donation of food and toiletries which greatly assist us in our work of supporting homeless and disadvantaged people.

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4th May 2017

Buxton Kids get it right - East End Life

Staff, pupils and parents at Thomas Buxton Primary have welcomed news that the school has been designated a 'rights respecting' organisation.


5th October 2015

QMUL marks 100,000 visitors to science education pod ‘Centre of the Cell’

Queen Mary University of London's life sciences education programme, Centre of the Cell, celebrated its 100,000th participants after a visit from a Tower Hamlets primary school class on Friday 17 April 2015.

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20th April 2015

Programme helps girls reach their full potential

Girls at Whitechapel's Thomas Buxton Primary have been taking part in a programme helping them to reach their full potential.

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25th December 2014

London Live: Eat well, learn well

Headteacher of Thomas Buxton Primary School, Lorraine Flanagan, explains the benefits of having a breakfast club.


16th September 2014

London Live: Free school breakfasts

Lila Allen is in Tower Hamlets finding our how one charity is helping feed the city's children. She speaks to Carmel McConnell founder of Magic Breakfast a leading charity in London for feeding school kids.


16th September 2014

Raising aspirations of young girls in disadvantaged communities

The visit was designed to raise awareness amongst the most senior business leaders of the issues facing young girls in our most disadvantaged communities and how Mosaic is seeking to address them.


7th April 2014

Transforming Education for All: the Tower Hamlets Story

The experience of Tower Hamlets since 1998 is inspirational.

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12th December 2013

Tower Hamlets schools among best in the urban world

Schools in Tower Hamlets are among the best in the urban world, according to a report released today.


11th December 2013

From fail to world's best: A lesson from the East End

Fifteen years ago, the schools in Tower Hamlets were derided as the worst performing in the country. Things were so bad that Ofsted, the education standards watchdog, insisted that its damning report on them should be presented...

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11th December 2013

Access to best teaching is down to luck, says Ofsted - The Guardian

The uneven quality of schools across the country means England is a nation divided into "lucky and unlucky children" in terms of access to high-quality teaching, and poverty is no longer a predictor of educational failure, the head of Ofsted will argue...


11th December 2013

SEN Magazine - Phonics in Action

In early years, we have a number of children on the SEN register; we have children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia, as well as those with speech and language difficulties who receive help from a speech therapist.


2nd August 2013

Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition

Winners from a record number of primary and secondary schools in Tower Hamlets gathered in the hospitality suite of the Clifford Chance offices in Canary Wharf to collect their prizes for the 2013 Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition.

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27th June 2013

Fun, Effective Phonics - A Teacher's Perspective

I've been at the Thomas Buxton Primary School in Tower Hamlets for two years. When I joined the school we didn't have a phonics programme we followed, so I implemented Jolly Phonics in the Nursery and Reception.


1st June 2013

Takeover Day comes to the Mayor's Fund for London

Last Friday morning saw a massive step-up in the performance of the Mayor's Fund for London.


27th November 2012

Sammuel Butler

"I am just writing to say thank you very much for the money. We have put it towards a painting/ sculpture project that an artist carried out with both year 4 classes..."

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3rd September 2012

2012/13 Heather and Ivan Morison - The Whitechapel Gallery

For the Whitechapel Gallery's Artist in Residence Programme, Heather Morison works with Key Stage 2 students and their teachers at Thomas Buxton Primary School, Tower Hamlets throughout the academic year 2012/13.


2nd September 2012

Cape Town Opera - East End Life

Pupils from Whitechapel took part in a singing workshop run by the Cape Town Opera to mark Nelson Mandela Day.

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30th July 2012

East End kids get Summertime coaching - East London Advertiser

Members of Cape Town Opera who are currently staging their own version of Porgy and Bess on the London stage have been teaching kids at an East End school how to sing Summer Time.


18th July 2012

CTO stars teach London pupils to sing -

The internationally acclaimed Cape Town Opera, whose production of Porgy and Bess is currently playing at The London Coliseum, ran a singing workshop for London schoolchildren on Monday in recognition of Mandela Day 2012.

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17th July 2012

Rushanara Ali MP joins the Duchess of Cornwall on tour of local city farm

Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali, joined the Duchess of Cornwall on a tour of Spitalfields City Farm where they met staff at the farm and pupils from Thomas Buxton Primary School.


1st May 2012

Tidjane Thiam: Mosaic's Seeing is Believing Visits

Tidjane Thiam, Group Chief Executive of Prudential lead businesses to see at first-hand how the mentoring programmes delivered by Mosaic are helping young people from deprived areas.


14th March 2012

Appreciation Afternoon Honours Schools

Dozens of children from across London attended a Kids Taskforce appreciation afternoon at City Hall to recognise their work with the primary school at Watch Over Me secondary school learning programmes.

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11th August 2011

Poetry and Translation - The Poetry Society

Bangla poet and storyteller Shamim Azad, together with poet and translator Stephen Watts, spent a five day residency with pupils at Thomas Buxton Junior School in Tower Hamlets.


21st July 2010