A warm welcome from the Governing Body
Welcome to the East Sheen Primary School website. I hope as you browse the site that you’ll get a good idea of what daily life is like at our busy school and begin to understand what it is that makes us such a happy and thriving community. If you’re a parent researching possible primary schools for your child, I hope that what you see encourages you to come and see us in person.
Our purpose is to nurture happy, confident children who think deeply about themselves and others in preparation for the challenges ahead.
We do this by inspiring and celebrating:
- curiosity and a love for learning
- collaboration and kindness
- creativity and enthusiasm
- resilience and progress.
We are a true community school and we believe wholeheartedly in making sure that every child achieves as much as he or she can. We’re immensely fortunate to have so many amazing people working together to make East Sheen even better for the children – the staff, the Governors, the PTA and the parents.
With the increasing demand for school places we are in the process of converting to a three form entry school, starting in September 2016. We are about to embark on a major building project with a new block of classrooms for years 5 and 6, as well as remodelling of existing classrooms, which will be completed in 2017. We are working hard to ensure that the build will cause minimal disruption to our everyday life and, in fact, provide many stimulating learning opportunities for our children.
If you do come and visit us, you might see a group of children working in our allotment, planting and harvesting herbs and vegetables for our chef to use in their lunch the next day. You might see the Reception children hard at work and play in their wonderful indoor and outdoor space, on their bikes in the willow tunnel or engaged in a group phonics lesson. You may see the Pupil Leadership Team meeting to share feedback from their classmates. You could see children learning the trumpet or the drums, playing netball or football, mastering software in the ICT suite, cooking apple crumble in the pupil kitchen, letting off steam on the Trim Trail, singing maths songs, speaking French, programming virtual Formula 1 cars, eating seafood jambalaya, making Greek chariots, painting in the style of Warhol or Picasso, taking part in a drama production, writing a story, investigating life in the war years...
What you’ll see above all is happy, confident children having fun and learning. And you’ll see our energetic and creative teachers making all of this happen.
Elsewhere on this website you can review the excellent academic results that the children achieve and learn how each individual makes great progress. You can read our last OFSTED report (2008), which graded us Outstanding and you can see the range of secondary schools, both state and independent, that our children go on to.
But there’s no substitute for experiencing the school in person. So please come and visit us. You can be sure of a very warm welcome.
Chair of Governors
You may also want to take a look at the Governor Newsletters which give information about the governors' work and impact on the school.