John Scurr Primary School


    John Scurr Primary School                                                                                                     Cephas Street, Stepney Green London E1 4AX

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Phone 0207 7903647 Fax 0207 702 7563






Maria Lewington



Welcome to


John Scurr Primary School


John Scurr School honours the values of John and Julia Scurr who fought for equality and access to education for East End families 90 years ago. We offer an inclusive and enriched curriculum to develop all aspects of learning for children. We have a dedicated and skilled workforce who work hard with our governors and parents to promote good progress and attainment for all. The expectations for our pupils and each other are high and we strive for excellence in all that we do. We provide a friendly, happy school where children can thrive and succeed.


Latest News  

16th December 2014


Have a look at some of the pictures from our Christmas Assemblies here









At John Scurr we love reading! We read in the playground, we read at breakfast club and we read in class.


We ask that you support us by reading at home every day – read the paper, read a book, read a tube map, read the ingredients, read your text messages, read an email …read…read…read!


We use phonics, following ‘Letters and Sounds’ to help teach the children how to read and in school our books are ‘book banded’ to help us make progress.


When you come to John Scurr you will be invited to meet with your teacher to support reading at home- you can also talk with Mary Williams, our Reading Leader who will give you lots of ideas about enjoying reading with your child.



Breakfast Club

We want every child at John Scurr to start the day with everything they need in order to learn effectively; a fundamental element of this is a healthy, filling breakfast. The chance to socialise with peers & adults, to keep fit & play also play an important role in readying children for the day ahead.

Children can arrive any time from 08:00 am, until 08:40 am, and they will be offered a selection of healthy breakfast options: a variety of cereals, porridge oats, bagels, juice, milk and yoghurt. A great way to start the day!  The breakfast club benefits from support from the Magic Breakfast Mayor's Fund for London Project. (Please see more information on this link

This gives every child the opportunity to start the day with the right fuel for learning.





School Term

Pupil Holidays and school closures

Aut 2 Monday 3  Nov – Friday 19th December

Christmas Hol – Mon 22nd December – Fri 2nd Jan 2015

Spring 1 Monday 5th Jan – Friday 13th February

Half term – Monday 16th Feb – Friday 20th Feb 2015

Spring 2  Monday 23rd February – Friday 27th March

Spring Break – Monday 30th March – Friday 10th April

Sum1  Monday 13th April – 22nd May

May Day:  Monday 4th May 2015

Polling Day – tbc

Half Term : Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May 2015

Sum2 Monday 1st June – Friday 17th July

Summer Break : Monday 20th July




To view our Pupil Premium information look in the Regulation Documents section.



Children can now log into PurpleMash and Mathletics (see your class teacher if you have lost or forgotten your password)




Aegean Class blog






Click on the link to take part in Ofsted Parent View



Our April Ofsted report can be found here


Please take a look at our great music film on the Ofsted YouTube Website


Music in schools; wider still, and wider


Parents and children can login to the MLE to find out what is happening at John Scurr Primary school.


If you are not an existing member of our school community, you can access information in our visitors' rooms by entering the following login details.


username johnscurr.guest

password johnscurr



Staff email



Link to DfE Performance tables: 



















































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