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Simon Marks Celebrates Gold Award

1st July 2019

‘It was a great honour to receive the Silver and Gold award at the Mayor’s Healthy Schools London Celebration event last Thursday at City Hall. Simon Marks Jewish Primary School is the only school in Hackney to have achieved the Gold award and so it was an extremely proud moment for me and Ms Osborne… [Read More]

More than sats-isfactory for schools

13th June 2019

Following the publication of 2018’s Key Stage 2 SAT’s results, we are delighted to report that the school is well above the national average in Maths, Reading and Writing for combined outcomes.  The results demonstrated pupils achieved a combined result of 83%, achieving 12% above the average Hackney outcomes and 19% above the national combined outcomes. Well done Simon Marks!… [Read More]

Human Calculator

12th June 2019

Simon Marks was excited to welcome Devang Shah to school today. Devang is also known as the Human Calculator because of his remarkable ability to solve maths questions in lightning speed time. He showed the children and teachers a number of tricks to solve difficult maths questions. Devang truly amazed us with his skills.

Shavuot 2019

11th June 2019

We had lots of fun in the run up to Shavuot. GIFT were in school and the pupils had a go at flower arranging. We used lots of fruit to design different arrangements then ate them! We were busy using up lots of dairy ingredients and made lots of delicious foods!

SAT’s Revision Video

8th May 2019

Our Year 6’s have made a SAT’s revision music video and would love for you to take a look.


22nd March 2019

Purim in school was fantastic. It started with staff members performing a show for the children and parents. Later the children and staff performed a catwalk exhibition to showcase all the wonderful costumes that were worn.

Letter from Department of Education

6th February 2019

We are proud to announce that we receive a letter from the Department of Education congratulating us for our school results for last year which placed us within the top 3% of schools in England.

Bring a Dad/Significant Male to School 2019

Police Horse Visit

30th January 2019

This week we invited police horses in for a visit. Children had the opportunity to learn about the work police horses do and get up close. We had one very calm and mature horse who was training a very boisterous and cheeky four year old horse. They both loved carrots!

Holocaust Memorial Day

28th January 2019

Year 6 visited Hackney Town Hall for the Ceremony to commemorate Holocaust Memorial day. They opened the ceremony with ‘Elli Elli’. They were then joined by the Olive school in singing ‘No wars will stop us singing’. The children were surrounded by familiar faces including the Mayor of Hackney, Phillip Glanville, the Speaker of the… [Read More]

Year 6 Victorian Day

20th November 2018

Our Year 6 pupils became Victorians for the day! We dressed up as Victorians to experience what it would’ve been like to be a school pupil in the 1800s. We had a great day learning sewing, poetry, writing on a chalkboard, handwriting, singing and of course wearing the dunces cap! 

Year 6 – We’re Learning Facts Together

12th July 2018

Our Year 6s made a SATs revision music video back in May and would love for you to take a look!    

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