Who We Are
John Donne Primary School
John Donne Primary School is a primary school, graded outstanding by OfSTED, in the heart of Peckham, South London. It serves a vibrant and diverse community with high levels of aspiration. Our pupils here achieve better than the national and local average in all subjects in Year 6. In 2016 we were in the top 500 primary schools for achievement and top 1% for progress, with an average level of 5C in the KS2 SATS tests. Ofsted stated in 2011:
`John Donne Primary is an outstanding school which enables pupils from diverse backgrounds to make rapid progress in acquiring basic skills and knowledge, while at the same time equipping them with an impressive range of personal qualities. As a result, pupils leave school as confident and often articulate young citizens, well prepared for the next phase of their education. All this takes place within a very caring, supportive environment, with the school typically being described by parents and carers as a ‘patient, loving and dynamic place,’ and ‘a beacon of light in our community’.
The Communitas Education Trust is extending its provision so that the high levels already achieved by our children at John Donne Primary School are available through the John Keats Primary School. This school will be a new, outstanding primary school for children in the local community. The co-educational school will provide 2 forms of entry from Reception through to Year 6, providing 60 places in each year group and a Nursery class. Applications for admission to the Reception class for September 2018 will open in September 2017.
The new school will be part of the Communitas Education Trust. The schools in the Trust will be linked through their shared governance, vision, ethos, structures, services and pedagogy. Staff at the new school will work closely with existing leadership and staff at John Donne School in their training and development.