An exciting journey starts here…
Creativity and excellence are at the heart of everything we do at Charles Dickens Primary School. Children are encouraged to work to the best of their abilities. However, we also want them to have lots of fun along the way – to understand nature by growing vegetables and looking after our school chickens, to develop a love of literature through working alongside actors from renowned theatres such as The Unicorn Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe, to develop leadership and mathematical skills by setting up and running mini-businesses, to develop confidence and skills as artists through working with national galleries such as Tate Modern.
Read more from Headteacher, Mrs. Cassie Buchanan here.
School Direct Open Days
Thursday 4th December 2014
Thursday 8th January 2015
If you would like to visit school on either of these days please call the school office on 020-7407-1769 to make an appointment.
All open days are on Tuesdays (with one on a Friday) and start at 9.30am. To book a place please contact the school office.
Tuesday 6th October
Tuesday 3rd November
Tuesday 17th November
Tuesday 1 December
Friday 8th January
Tuesday 1st March
Tuesday 17th May
Tuesday 28th June
Autumn Term Dates 2015
Tuesday 1st September: INSET DAY
Wednesday 2nd September: INSET DAY
Thursday 3rd September: Children in School
Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October: Half Term Holiday
Monday 2nd November: Children in School
Monday 21st December - Tuesday 5th January 2016: Christmas Holiday
For latest news and information, look at our School Blog. Here you will find newsletters, class assemblies, special events, tips for supporting at home and a celebration of learning.
Admissions Policy Consultation
The Governors are formally consulting with staff, pupils, parents/carers and our community on a change to the over subscription criteria for entry to Nursery and Reception for September 2017. The proposal is to have an additional criterion added to both Nursery and Reception place oversubscription criteria – ‘children of permanent staff members’.
Also there is a change to the criterion for measurement of distance from school.
More information can be found in the following documents;
School Expansion Plan
For the latest update on the design please click here.
Humans of SE1
Inspired by the website “Humans of New York,” the pupils of years 5 and 6 have tried to capture a small slice of the diversity found amongst SE1’s residents, workers and visitors by taking photographs of the people that they encountered. In many instances, the pupils conducted interviews with their subjects – learning more about the people who work in the remarkable buildings which surround our school, and about how the area has changed and developed in the recent past. The children learnt how to take portraits - using digital SLR cameras - and greatly improved their speaking and listening skills through asking relevant questions and responding to their interviewees’ replies. The children’s work has been gathered together on this site.