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Educate against hate Families in the Frame.
A photography course for parents and children...
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...This course will give you the opportunity to develop your photography and computer skills with your child. Together, you will take part in creative activities each week and select your best work for an exhibition at the end of the course. We will also be exploring the school term’s theme of ‘growth’.

  • Improve your photography
  • Have fun with your child
  • Learn skills to help your child
  • Take part in fun activities
  • Get to know other parents
  • Have your photos printed professionally to keep
  • Crèche spaces available
  • Cameras can be borrowed, or you can use your own
  • No previous experience is necessary!

Where? - St John’s Angell Primary School

When? - Thursdays 09.00-15.00pm  
April 20th (info), April 27th,
May 4th, May 11th, May 18th, May 25th,
June 8th

Please click on the link below and fill in the slip and return to the school office to book a place


Educate against hate Donations needed for our new arrivals - please help.
The school has identified 11 refugee families who need our help...
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...As part of our school’s theme of nurturing and caring, and in keeping with our school’s motto of 'LEARNING TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE THROUGH FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE', St John's has identified 11 refugee families (10 Syrian and 1 Iraqi) to help them settle into our community.

We have asked the families what they need and have subsequently drawn out a list below. This list is not exhaustive so please feel free to add any other household items that you feel they may need.

Please donate generously and please hand in your donation to the office by Tuesday 28th March.

We intend to invite these families to join in our end of term worship so we can present them with your donations.

We are counting on your usual co-operation to make a difference to these families.

List Of items needed:

  • Blankets – all sizes
  • Pillows & pillow cases
  • Duvets – and Duvet Covers - All sizes
  • Sheeting - all sizes
  • Single Mattress
  • Curtains – 3m drop and other sizes
  • Towels Clothes airer and any un-used or unwanted clothing for ages 2-11year (both boys & girls)
  • Kitchen oven trays
  • Kitchen rugs
  • Chest of drawers
  • Pots and Pans
  • Plates, Glasses (tumblers and hiballs)
  • Cutlery

Thank you for your generosity.

Educate against hate FREE Parent's Cycling Course.
Book a free cycling course at St John's...
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...The course, bought to you by SUSTRANS, a charity enabling people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, is for parents who have never learnt to ride a bike, or have not cycled since childhood.

You will learn as part of a group, led by experienced instructors who will provide support to get you cycling with confidence, free of charge.

This 8 week course will provide instruction at a pace that suits your progress. Beginning off road in the schools playground, and progressing on to quiet local roads as your confidence grows.

Don’t have a bike? Don’t worry, quality bikes will be provided for you to use for the duration of the course.

Once you have completed the course you will be given the option to buy the bike at a discounted price of £65 (NB: only those completing the course will be able to buy a bike at the discounted rate).

For more details on the course or to book a place



We will be holding an open coffee morning at St John Angell Town on
Wednesday 3rd May at 9 am
and would very much like for you to attend. This is an opportunity to find out about what 'Bike It You Can Too' can offer you, and allow us to address any questions or concerns you might have about the project.









Educate against hate Ofsted Inspection
Tuesday March 14th - See a letter from the Inspectors about the day...
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... Inspection of St John's Angell Town Church of England Primary School on 14 March 2017.

I am writing on behalf of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills (HMCI) to confirm that St John's Angell Town Church of England Primary School will be inspected, under section 8 of the Education Act 2005 (as amended). This inspection will take place on 14 March 2017.

This inspection will be undertaken in accordance with the school inspection handbook -section 8.

Your inspection will be led by Martin Beale.

Read more by clicking on the letter above.

Educate against hate Susan celebrates 19 years at St John's
Susan Cobham, has worked at St John's for 19 years this month...
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... Susan started working at St John's in February 1998.

Her first job was as a meal time supervisor. Then she did a job share and became a Teaching Assistant.

Susan has a real talent for teaching maths and has spent 12 years in Year 6 supporting children with their Statutory Tests.

She is an expert at photo copying test papers. Susan has been on School Journey, done intervention groups and due to her length of service is now teaching the children of her former pupils.

For the last 6 years she has been in the Early Years sharing her maths skills with the younger children. Susan also is now an Early Years Educator after successfully completing the 2 year course.

Susan is also a fire warden for the school and takes health and safety of the children and staff very seriously.

Susan still has many hidden talents which I hope she will share with us in the future. Congratulations on your 19 years of dedicated service to the school.

Educate against hate Ideas for World Book Day
Lots to explore on March 2nd...
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...Take a look at all the things you can do on
World Book Day...


  • Create a storybox
  • Create a soundscape
  • Create a character model
  • Create a book-based game

  • Discover a new place
  • Discover a key author/illustrator
  • Discover places to find books
  • Discover how to share Non-Fiction

  • Experience the art of storytelling
  • Experience the power of words
  • Experience books at their best
  • Experience the joy of stories

  • Explore an illustration
  • Explore a character in depth
  • Explore language in poetry
  • Explore how books are made

  • Make a puppet
  • Freeze-frame & role-play a scene
  • Respond to a character’s dilemma
  • Create a visual representation

Visit the World Book Day website >

Visit the Metro's website for costume ideas >

Educate against hate Angell Town Community Gardening invites you to the Little Angells
Friday March 3rd and Friday March 17th...
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...Help get the Little Angells Park ready for the growing season with tidying and planting.

Friday March 3rd
Community planting & tidying
10.30am onwards

Friday 17th March
Community planting and celebrity bouquet making
Refreshments will be provided
2pm onwards

Find us at the Little Angells Park


Educate against hate Bike Market at St John's - Wednesday 8th March
Sell your old bikes, buy another bike...
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Whether they’re kids, teens or adult sizes – bring along your bike and get them checked over by a mechanic. We’ll contact you with a suggested selling price, and once the bike sells, we’ll notify you and pay you.

The market is a great opportunity to find a first bike, upgrade to the next size or just buy something new to get you back into cycling. If you’re looking for something specific, visit the WANTED page on our website before market day to make a request, and we’ll do our best to bring along a suitable bike.

Bike Market website: PEDDLEMYWHEELS.COM

The markets are a great opportunity for parents to clear out their outgrown and unwanted bicycles and in doing so create affordable bike stock for their community.


Wednesday 8th March
8am-10.30am Drop off your bikes to sell
3pm-5pm Come and buy a bike

See the You Tube video below.

Educate against hate CAREERS DAY 2017 - at St John's
March 23rd for KS2 children (Years 3 to 6)...
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...Get ready for this years Career's Day at the school.

Let's talk about what the future holds for you and how to make your dreams a reality.

Come dressed as the career person you would like to be in the future!




Educate against hate Discounted bikes for sale and learn to ride for free
The school is helping adults and children with cycling over the next few weeks...
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Bike Market
8th March
(3.30pm start).

St John's has invited a company to come into the school and sell bikes at a hugely discounted price.

This includes bikes for adults and children. Come along and snap up a bargain!

BIKE IT! YOU CAN TOO! Adult cycling lessons

St John's are offering FREE cycling lessons to adults. If you are interested please register your interest at the school office. Course dates will follow shortly.


Cycling lessons for children will commence Wednesday 22nd February.
Please register your child at the school office to take part in this free course.

Educate against hate See the South London Citizens news
Keep up to date with events...
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... Lambeth Community Events and News

More news and events from Lambeth Community.

View Lambeth Citizens News Online >


Educate against hate Helping Refugees in Paris
Take a photo of a heart made from your hands...
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... This Valentine's Day, Small Steps Project will be lending a hand to distribute gloves to refugees living on the streets of Paris.

To show solidarity to all the incredible organisations and celebrities who are helping us fight the refugee crisis, we want you to make a heart with your hands to share on social media using the hashtag #WhereIsTheGlove.

Let's see how far our hands can reach!


Educate against hate See the South London Citizens newsletter
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... Lambeth Community Refugees Welcome Dinner

Bring a dish to welcome our new neighbours!

Evening of 15th February
Church of the Holy Spirit,
Narbonne Avenue,

View Lambeth Citizens February Newsletter >

If you want to help plan the party and contribute to our refugee welcome work in general, join us on

Thursday 2nd February 7pm-9pm
Corpus Christi RC Church,
Brixton Hill
11 Trent Road,

Educate against hate We are now involved in a 'Bike it' campaign.
If you cycle - Be Safe!...
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... Our aim is to get more children and adults cycling.

Beth Ramm has visited our school and has delivered a number of assemblies about safer cycling.

Click on the image to view a presentation given to the children encouraging safer cycling through lights and high visibility reflective clothing.