Gainsborough Primary School

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Gainsborough Primary School
Gainsborough Primary School logo.jpg
Established 1899
Type Community primary school
Headteacher Mrs Clare Pike
Location Berkshire Road
Hackney Wick
E9 5ND
England Coordinates: 51°32′45″N 0°01′34″W / 51.5458°N 0.0261°W / 51.5458; -0.0261
Local authority Hackney
DfE number 204/2238
DfE URN 100225 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–11

Gainsborough Primary School is a coeducational community primary school, situated in the Hackney Wick area of the London Borough of Hackney, England.

It was opened in 1899 as an elementary school by the London School Board (its opening-year plaque is still displayed as a carving on the frontage facing the road) when it was called Berkshire Road School - its name was changed after the Second World War to Gainsborough Primary School. It still occupies its original three storey late Victorian buildings and is a major historic landmark in Hackney Wick - one of the very few old buildings to survive the wave of redevelopment of the 1950s and 60s. It was the closest operating school to the Olympic Park during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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