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Letter from the Headteacher
22nd May 2020
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Welcome to our School

May I extend a warm welcome to St John of Jerusalem C of E Primary School. We are a small, friendly, one form entry school with a strong Christian character. We can promise a school with a warm and caring ethos, which is embedded in our Christian values and underpins our school life. Our core values are an intrinsic part of who we are and we have strong links with our local church: St John of Jerusalem Church.

We strive for excellence in all we do and to instil a love for learning through a rich and broad curriculum and extended activities. We have a friendly staff team who are passionate about children achieving the best possible outcomes and who strive to provide an excellent education for all. Our children are eager to learn, respectful, kind and polite. 

We work in close partnership with our parents, families and the wider community. Our school community is diverse, which reflects the fact that we are in the heart of Hackney. We utilise every opportunity for our children to learn from their surroundings and enrich their experiences.

We hope you enjoy our website and that it gives you a good feel for who we are and what we do, and of course, all visits to our school are warmly welcome.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Asarena Simon, Headteacher



Dear all, 

I wanted to send my prayers and best wishes to you all. 

Our school is a special place. To me it feels like a big family, one which cannot meet right now in the ways it always did. We pray for the day when we can all see each other again, adults and children alike.

 In the meantime, we are united in spirit and in our desire to provide for the children of our school the best possible education, wherever that is – in school or at home.

 Our school values speak of the love of learning, the love of God and the love of one another. Those are values that can be lived out anywhere, at home as much as in school. What is new to most of us as parents is that our homes have become places of learning in a more obvious way than ever before. I know that the school will be working hard to resource that learning in every way possible.

 I hope and pray that the holidays bring some welcome rest for the children of our school, their families, and our hard-working staff. A time to recharge before the start of a new term.

 Easter Day falls in the holidays. It is a day of new life and a day of hope. May the promise of that day lift our spirits and help us to make the best of this unusual and challenging time.

 We look forward to the dawning of a new day when our school community can experience the joy of being together in person.

 Every blessing,


 (The Revd Andrew WilsonRector of St John of Jerusalem Church)