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
Covid - 19 start of the Spring term update, 2021:
As you know, due to a surge in cases of Covid-19 the government has made the decision to invoke a second countrywide lockdown meaning, with the exception of Nursery, our school will only open to the children of Critical Workers and Vulnerable children from Wednesday 06 January.
These measures are in place initially until the half term break, after which time they will be reviewed by the government. We very much hope to be able to welcome more children back to school again soon.
In the meantime, please follow this link if you wish to find out about the eligibility for a Critical Worker place in school and the process for applying for a place for your child: Please click here.
Regarding places for Vulnerable children, we have set criteria to follow. We have contacted families directly for these places however, if you would like to talk to us about this because of arising challenges in relation to engagement in learning at home, please contact Ms. King, Head of School, and we will see how we can help.
In respect of the Nursery, parents have received a letter regarding the provision, and have been invited to apply for a place if they want one.
For all other children, Remote Learning will be in place. All children not attending school are required to engage with the Remote Learning. We recognise that we are not where we were back in March any longer and as a result we have updated our Remote Learning Policy and practice. Click here for the current Remote Learning Guide.
Furthermore, we are also in the process of updating our Risk Assessments due to the increase in infection locally and the new variant of the virus. Click here for the current draft, which may be subject to amendments as more information becomes available, in relation to the numbers of children on site and testing in primary schools.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate in contacting our Executive headteacher, Rebecca Abrahams on 07932 995 213 or email her on:
With thanks to all in our community for their continued patience and understanding during this challenging time.
What to do if you need to inform the school of a positive case of Covid-19
If your child has a positive test result, if this is identified during normal school hours, please call the school office on 0207 987 1753 or email as soon as you are able to to alert us so that we can then take the required action to keep people safe and notify the community.
If you receive the positive test result outside of working hours (after 5pm during the working week, during the weekends or over the holidays) please phone the Executive Headteacher on 07932 995 213 and leave a voice message with your name, your child's name and your contact name. As soon as she receives the message, she will contact you to discuss it and then take the necessary steps to inform the community. With thanks in anticipation of your cooperation.
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.
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.