Resource Base Proposal

Edmund Waller Primary School has expressed an interest in opening a resource base provision for children with ASD at Edmund Waller. The school would provide a classroom and skilled staff to meet the needs of these children thus providing a valuable service to the community.  It would also improve the school’s current offer for children with SEND as it would increase expertise across the school as well as improving professional development opportunities for staff.  The specialist staff and resources would be able to be shared across the whole school.  This proposal is in line with the school’s vision and ethos.

Humanity – a culture of visible kindness where everyone is treated fairly and respectfully.

Creativity – an environment where children have the skills to think creatively, explore the world and communicate their findings with others.

Ambition – high expectations for all ensuring equitable access to the curriculum and other opportunities within school.

Year 4 School Journey

We are here!

welcome to the year 4 school journey blog. We know that this evenings email will have caused some disquiet, but Mr Absolom has just arrived on site and the children are having an amazing time and are all well and safe.

We will be posting pictures here to reassure you that the children are making the most of their time here.

The children have had a lovely dinner and are currently taking part in a quiz. High levels of excitement and energy!

Mr Absolom will be here with Ms. Thompson, Ms Scholl, Mr McGibbon & Ms Poole until Friday and we will keep you up to date with the children’s achievements each day.

And the Winner is….

Good Morning,

Just a very quick email to say a HUGE congratulations to our Music & Technology Lead, Byron Barrett, who was nominated for a prestigious nationwide award at the annual Music & Drama Education awards. Mr Barrett was nominated by a large group of parents for the energy, enthusiasm and ambition that he brings to the school.

Name another state-run primary school that takes over (and sells out) the Queen Elizabeth Hall for their summer concert, that produces a cinema screening of the Year 6 opera – which is also entirely written and composed by the children, we are very proud to have Mr Barrett as part of the staff team.

Mr Barrett was at the ceremony last night and able to collect the award in person.

Generally, Mr Barrett is not keen on fuss but if you see him in the playground or around the school, we are sure a quiet congratulation would not go amiss!

See the link below for more information:

The Award-Winning Mr Barrett


Mr ‘No Award… Yet!’ Absolom

Topic (otherwise untitled)

Taiga class working wall (note the Darwin corner)

Our Topic is evolution. Charles Darwin (a lá head honcho) is our main man, the guy who discovered it. At first, people thought he was ri-diculous. In truth, he was frightening them with the novelty of his discoveries. But in fact, he was completely correct! Unfortunately, this was the time when everyone believed the bible,and no-one was open to his ideas.

Skulls of animals long since dead.

We have studied fossils to give us an idea of what came before the animals we see today.

Children in Need Day – Whole School Photos!

We’ve all had a fun, fantastic, spotty and yellow day raising money for Children in Need. Well done everyone for all your efforts! Take a look at our whole school community photo gallery…

Prospective Parents – Virtual Visits Coming Soon…

We are very proud of the education that our children get and the opportunities that every learner has access to in their time here at Edmund Waller.

We really want to share this with as many new families as possible and we have been receiving inquiries about how people can visit the school to see it for themselves.

Due to the times we currently live in, we cannot offer actual tours of our wonderful school. However, we are working on creating a virtual tour, which will give you a flavour of what we have on offer here.

In the meantime, why not check out our incredible ‘Virtual Summer Concert’ to get a feel for the ambition and drive we have for all of our children to participate and succeed.

Need a Little Help?

These are difficult times for everybody. However, if you are finding the financial strain a challenge, you may qualify for support from Lewisham Council.

Follow the link above to find out more information about the support available.