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Read our latest news and look back at our Archive. Newsletters for this year and an archive of the previous year's newsletters can be found on About Us\Newsletters.

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  • Latest Newsletter - Friday 22 January 2020

    Published 22/01/21

    We do hope you are all keeping safe and well and that you are enjoying your time together and remembering not to put too much pressure on yourselves; remember to adjust your own household’s ‘daily timetable’ to make everything work for you and the children. As we always say, remember to take regular breaks from learning and find time to relax or have fun if things seem like they’re getting too much. Also remember that any knowledge or skills that can be acquired are valuable so don’t be afraid to throw caution to the wind and learn something completely new together. We know the challenge of learning at home at this time and appreciate all your efforts with this. sending our sincere thanks to you for your kind words and support for the school as we continue to face certain challenges.

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  • Families under pressure

    Published 20/01/21

    The Maudsley Charity have introduced a new online resource for families to access when they feel they could do with some extra parenting support. The site is full of simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.

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  • Attention Reception Classes!

    Published 14/01/21

    Please note that our Reception classes now have their own separate pages on this website, to make it easier for you to find the content for your class. Click on Classes\Reception as usual and then find your page on a link to the right hand side of that page. 

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  • Online Safety for your family

    Published 11/01/21

    As we continue to deliver learning content online, we are mindful of safety guidelines and how to keep children safe online. Please find below (and signposted on our Online Safety page) some links for home activities on the topic, differentiated by age, which you can explore as a family and keep the conversation going about online safety

    Thinkuknow activities 4 - 5 year olds

    Thinkuknow activities for 5 - 7 year olds

    Thinkuknow activities for 8 - 10 year olds

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  • Reminder of our Online Learning Links

    Published 06/01/21

    Keep logging on to Miss Jess' and Mr Griffin's daily videos on the school website (links below) together with the online learning page. These are in addition to the daily activities on J2e and Busy Things from your teachers.

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  • Important news regarding delay to start of new term & attached letter to all parents

    Published 01/01/21

    I hope you had a good Christmas, and you and your family are all well and staying safe. I am writing to you following the announcement that primary schools in Southwark will remain closed to all pupils apart from vulnerable and key worker children until 18th January 2021, at the earliest. This is obviously not the news I wanted to share with you as we move in to a new year, but the future does look brighter with the vaccination news. 

    We are in the process of working out remote learning, and how we can provide the best education for your children over the next couple of weeks. If you are a key worker, can you please send an email to me: with proof of your occupation attached, eg. a picture of your hospital or work pass etc. Please also see the attached letter at the bottom of this page for more information.

    I will email with more information over the next couple of days, in the meantime please stay safe, and wishing you all a happy and healthy new year,

    Best wishes

    Karen Willis

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  • Services for parents and carers: Information for parents and carers of 5-19 year olds

    Published 17/12/20

    Did you know you can still get help from our school nursing team over the Christmas holidays?

    You can send a text for advice about your child or teenager on all kinds of issues, like emotional health, keeping healthy, bedwetting, sleep, bullying, keeping safe, growing up, dental health or support with medical conditions in school.

    It’s available over the Christmas holidays Monday-Friday 9am-5pm excluding bank holidays (with automatic bounce-back responses to incoming messages out of hours).

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  • A message from Southwark Director of Education re Covid Testing

    Published 16/12/20

    The number of cases of Covid-19 are rising in the borough, particularly in 12-17 year olds and young adults. Your child and the people they live with can now get at test at our testing centres even if they do not have any symptoms.

    There are several testing centres available in and near to Southwark, including in Burgess Park and in Peckham town centre. To book a test please visit and select the ‘my council has asked me to get a test’ option. The website will show you the nearest site to you with availability that day.

    If your child’s, or another member of your household’s, test comes back positive your child and your household must self-isolate for a full 10 days after the date the test was done.

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