St Luke’s Church of England Primary School
St Luke’s Church of England Primary is a warm, welcoming and happy school. It clearly celebrates its embedded Christian foundation whilst being inclusive of those of different backgrounds and beliefs. Pupils are very well supported and challenged within a Christian environment of creativity and love. In an expression of its Christian vision that ‘every child is a unique child of God’, staff ensure that all learners are treated individually. As a result all learners, regardless of background or ability, achieve well from their various starting points.
St Luke’s is an Academy within the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education. Recognising its historic foundation, the school preserves and develops its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocese. The Governors are responsible for all that goes on in our school with the help of Lambeth and the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education. St. Luke’s has played a vital part in the education of children in West Norwood since 1825.
St. Luke’s works in partnership with both Christ Church Streatham and St. John’s Angell Town. In June 2018, St. Luke’s joined the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education Multi-Academy Trust. Working in partnership brings the opportunity for strong, strategic leadership, working in different ways to ensure the highest quality teaching and learning for our learners.
Staff from our school benefit from sharing best practice, shared training opportunities and support. Pupils from our schools benefit through extended and enriched curriculum opportunities. Being part of the SDBE MAT protects the school’s ethos and inclusive philosophy by maintaining control of our identity; developing better opportunities to share best practice and professional development across all phases; have control of our own curriculum; continuity of education and opportunities; increase economies of scale and efficiencies in the running of central services such as finance, HR and premises.
We have a dedicated, friendly, strong staff team, working closely with parents and governors, and we are working together for the benefit of our pupils. The school has a warm, caring and inclusive ethos and we know our children well. We offer excellent pastoral care to our children, and our creative curriculum coupled with our strong sense of community ensures that we are a happy, forward-thinking and successful school.
Our mission statement says that “Christian values and high expectations are at the heart of all aspects of our school life”.
In February 2016, St. Luke’s was graded GOOD by Ofsted.
Overall effectiveness, Quality of teaching, learning and assessment and Outcomes for pupils Good Early years provision – Good
Effectiveness of leadership and management and Personal development, behaviour and welfare – Outstanding
In March 2017, our SIAMS inspection stated that we are an outstanding school.
We are very proud of our recent achievements at St. Luke’s. We have a dedicated and strong team of staff, working closely with parents and governors, ensuring excellent teaching and learning, enabling our learners to achieve great outcomes.
‘St Luke’s is committed to the safeguarding and the wellbeing of all our pupils’