There are a number of compelling reasons why John Keats Primary School should open.
- There is a need for school places in the area. Southwark Council had already incorporated the provision of 60 places per year by the Southwark Free School
into their school place planning for the Bermondsey area. However, the closure of Southwark Free School has caused a shortfall of places there. The John Keats Primary School will be able to fill the shortfall in September 2018.
- There is high parental demand for excellent education provision The existing John Donne Primary is heavily over-subscribed. We have had over 250 applicants for our 60 place Reception provision for September 2016. Our Education Plan, as with everything we do, has been developed with our community in mind. We have listened to the views of parents/carers and local community groups. They are all interested in better quality education, with less teacher turn-over and easier communication with their child’s school.
Children in our existing school succeed well. We are confident that we can replicate the success of the children at John Donne Primary in the new school as we deliver an excellent, innovative and engaging curriculum through outstanding teaching.
Parental choice – we offer a different approach to children’s education. Parents are attracted by our nurturing ethos
and culture. We provide significant support for families through before and after- school care, advice on housing, immigration, health, parenting advice, return to work experience and training. We support pupils` learning through classes for parents, easy access to staff and school leaders and a friendly and supportive atmosphere in school.