School Profile

Northbury Primary School is larger than most primary schools with a capacity of 918 pupils.  The large Victorian building has been extended to provide additional classrooms, administrative areas, a dining hall and a car park.  The infant and junior schools merged to form Northbury Primary School on 01/01/14.

Northbury Primary School is located in Abbey Ward, an area of deprivation (0.49 deprivation indicator - twice the national average) close to Barking Town Centre.  Abbey Ward has a high percentage of overcrowded households (34% - more than twice the national average) and an ethnic minority population of 59.3% (national average 23.5%).

35% (25% nationally) of our pupils are counted as free school meals and this reflects the deprived home circumstances of the families attending our school. 10% of pupils are on the SEN register.

85% of the pupils' first language is not English (20% nationally), with 96% of the pupils belonging to minority ethnic groups (32% nationally).  Our main ethnic groups are Black African (27%), Asian Pakistani (21%), Asian Bangladeshi (13%) and White Other (10%).  4% is White British.  Our main first languages are English (15%), Urdu (16%), Swahili (11%) and Bengali (9%).  In total, there are over 40 languages spoken by the pupils.

The main religious groups are Muslims (60%) and Christians (30%).

The school holds the Gold Healthy Schools Award, the Gold Sustainable Travel Award, the Gold Primary Science Quality Mark, the Silver Food for Life Award, the Bronze Eco-schools Award, the Bronze School Games Mark and the DCSF International School Award.

Click here to view our awards page which gives more insight into the awards the school has recevied.

 

 

 

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