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History of the Local Area

Britannia Village Primary School opened in September 1999.  The village and the school were designed on the theme of ships, with masts and portholes to reflect its famous and well documented history of merchant ships, which were docking here for many years, bringing produce from all over the world.  Our school logo/badge was also designed to represent this history and our classrooms are named after ships which docked locally. 

Geographically, we are between Canning Town and the London City Airport, in view of Canary Wharf and the Millenium Dome.  In our locality we have the Olympic venue - Excel Exhibition Centre, Royals Business Park, the Emirates Cable Car and The Siemens Crystal visitor attraction.  Our nearest train station is West Silvertown on the Docklands Light Railway.

Future plans for the area include a mixed use development at Silvertown Quays. There will be a mixture of sales, education, research and innovation centres which will be surrounded by housing and other uses. Oasis Silvertown, a successful secondary school is in close proximity to our school and we are proud of our close links. The first stage of Royal Wharf (just opposite our school) has been completed. All of these developments are greatly exciting to us as they will allow our community to prosper and flourish!