Due to our “relentless drive to make improvements in the school…the proportion of pupils working above age-related expectations is increasing over time.”
From the Ofsted report
Prospective parents considering applying for a place for September 2020
Please see our Admissions page on this website for details of how you can find out more about the school and in particular, the provision in Nursery and Reception. On there you will find a video designed to capture the essence of our school. Additionally there are details of how you can access a presentation about Early Years as well as a Q&A session with our Executive headteacher, Head of Early Years, a Parent Governor and another parent. If you missed the sessions earlier in the term, please don't worry because we are running two further sessions, both on Wednesday 09 December 2020. The first will take place at 8:30am and the second at 5:00pm. We hope to see you there.
Covid - 19 notices and updates:
We have been so pleased to welcome all children and their families back to school this term. To date, attendance at the school has been really strong. Please continue to follow the government's guidance at home so that the children remain well and able to continue attending school.
We would like to continue to draw our community's attention to the following documents which exist to keep us all safe:
If after reading these, you continue to have any worries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Executive headteacher, Rebecca Abrahams on 07932 995 213 who will be only too happy to discuss arrangements with you or email her on:
For the attention of all potential visitors to the school
We place great value on all of your support for the children's learning and well being at our school. However, given the unprecedented level of uncertainty that we all currently face, we cannot currently allow unscheduled visits to the school.
In order to visit the school, please make sure that you have agreed your visit with a member of the school's leadership team in advance. When we agree your visit we will send you a copy of our visitor's guidance which is designed to enable us to facilitate your visit as safely as possible.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you well during this period and we look forward to our continuing partnership with you.
Remote Learning: For the attention of all parents and carers of children in the school
Due to the prevalence of Covid-19 in the UK currently, there is the possibility that your child may need to be educated remotely as we move through the academic year. In that event - please note the following:
1. Self Isolation or Quarantine
If your child needs to self isolate or quarantine, but the rest of their Bubble is attending school as normal, and your child is not unwell, we will provide them with a pack of work to do that is designed to last them up to 14 days to complete. The work will be designed to meet their level of ability and it will reflect their learning across the curriculum. More than likely, the work will be pitched to enable them to consolidate and practice previously taught learning. As such, your child may need some encouragement and guidance from you especially if they are in Year 2 or below, but overall - they should have the prior learning to be able to attempt the work independently.
We will update the packs each half term, and so if you find this requirement is made of your child more than once in the year, the work each time will be different and will reflect expected progress in the days/weeks/months in between.
2. Whole 'Bubble' remote learning
If you find that your child, and their Bubble, all have to self isolate because of a confirmed positive case in school, or school's are put into lock down by the government, we will instead put all of the learning on to Microsoft Teams.
Please see this guidance for more information on what to access and how, in that eventuality.
Swimming due to resume for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1
We are delighted to announce, that after half term, swimming in our pool on site will once again resume. Please see the following documents that share the planned arrangements and also demonstrate the additional measures to be taken by the school to seek to keep everyone safe.
Welcome to St Luke's C of E primary school
Hearts overflowing with truth and love
I am really happy to welcome you to St. Luke’s C.E. Primary School where we are committed to supporting our children to be happy, successful, generous and fulfilled throughout their lives.
We believe that each of us is unique and valued by God – all made in his image and so we aspire to provide an outstanding education for all.
We pride ourselves that we know each and every child inside out. We do our best to help each child find their strengths and talents so that they can be challenged and then flourish.
The impact of our school’s values, ‘safety, responsibility, kindness, respect, enthusiasm, partnership, fairness, honesty, excellence and courage’, in a Christian context, permeates the life of the school impacting on children’s personal, spiritual and academic development. In practice, this means our children are knowledgeable and want to achieve their very best.
At St. Luke’s we are on a journey together. We value our partnership with Christ Church which contributes to our distinct and rich Christian ethos as well as all partners in children’s well-being and learning. We encourage all members of our community to live and work by the school’s Christian vision, ‘Hearts overflowing with truth and love’, the origin of which lies in the Gospel of St. Luke, when the disciples are on the road to Emmaus.
Together we strive to promote an understanding and respect of the diverse communities of ‘the island’ that we serve and we hope that this is evident in the quality of relationships enjoyed by the school community.
If you would like to get a clear sense of our school, please read our SIAMs Report from December 2017, available on this website.
If you would like to come and visit us, please contact the school office on 0207 987 1753 and we will look forward to meeting you.
Autumn Term 2020:
3rd September to 18th December 2020
(Half term - 26th October to 30th October 2020)
Spring Term 2021:
5th January 2021 to 26th March 2021
(Half term - 15th February to 19th February 2021)
Summer Term 2021:
13th April to 20th July 2021
(Half term - 31st May to 4th June 2021)
INSET days - 1st and 2nd September 2020;
2nd November 2020;
4th January 2021;
12th April 2021
Bank Holidays - 25th & 26th December;
New Year's Day 1st January 2021;
Good Friday 2nd April 2021;
Easter Monday 5th April 2021;
May Bank Holiday 3rd May 2021;
Spring Bank Holiday 31st May 2021;
Summer Bank Holiday 30th August 2021.