"Charles Dickens Primary is an outstanding school where pupils' achievement is excellent....a very rounded and enjoyable education." Read more


We admit children in the age range 3 - 11 covering the foundation stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Read more

Creative Arts

A resident artist, a musician in residence and strong partnerships with many local creative arts companies ensures that the creative arts are at the heart of the Charles Dickens Curriculum. Read more

Eco School

Charles Dickens is proud to be an Eco-School and it was awarded its third Green Flag in June 2011. Read more

The More Able Child

Opportunities are given for children with outstanding abilities to develop their special skills and talents right across the curriculum. Read more


A full sporting programme is provided with all the children encouraged to take part in a very wide range of games, swimming, gymnastics and dance. Read more


A tremendous range of musical opportunities for all its pupils and we have a proven track record of encouraging pupils to fulfilll their musical potential. Read more

National Support School

The school became a National Support School in 2008. The headteacher and leadership team provide additional leadership capacity and support to schools facing challenging circumstances or change. Read more

Headteacher's Welcome

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.

Headteacher's Welcome

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.

Open Days

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 7th October 2014
  • Tuesday 4th November 2014
  • Tuesday 18th November 2014
  • Tuesday 2nd December 2014
  • Friday 9th January 2015
  • Tuesday 3rd March 2015
  • Tuesday 19th May 2015
  • Tuesday 30th June 2015

A PDF of key dates for 2014/15 can be downloaded here.

You can view key dates from now until the end of term here.



Headteacher: Cassie Buchanan

Toulmin Street



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Parent Survey 2014

Please complete the 2014 Parents Survey here

Foundation Status Consultation and Statutory Notice

For information and documentaion about the school's proposed conversion to foundation to status please click here

School Expansion Plan

View and comment on the details of our schools proposed building expansion here.

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.

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