• Sunday, May 22, 2022


School with majority of South Asian-origin pupils tops UK league

The school’s moto is “every child can”

By: Sarwar Alam

A state-funded school in east London with majority of its students from South Asian background has beaten the UK’s best known private institutions to top a prestigious primary schools league table released today. St Stephen’s Primary School in East Ham, which has mostly pupils from Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds with English not as their first language, was listed as the best in the Schools Guide 2018 released by The Sunday Times. The Indian-origin head-teacher of the school Neena Lall, said her school’s “mantra” is “every child can”. “If they can’t, why can’t they,” she said, adding that good manners…

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