Our Values

Values are the principles that drive our thinking and behaviour. They influence our actions and attitudes, and guide us through life in all that we do. They influence our relationship with ourselves and others.

In September 2015, we asked the whole school community to tell us which values they thought were the most important at Coopers Lane School. This involved the children, parents and staff.

We decided that the following values are the most important to us and they will be embedded in all we do at Coopers Lane School.

Honesty                       Happiness

Love                             Perseverance

Respect                       Responsibility


Promoting Positive Behaviour

This year we have launched a new positive behaviour management system across the whole school to promote our seven core values:

Values Characters

We hope that the children will love the new system and below is a brief outline of how it will work:

* Children will each have their own ‘dojo monster’ that will be displayed in class.
* A ‘dojo point’ will be awarded when a child clearly demonstrates one of the values.
* A child is given a ‘Dojo Dollar’ every time they make it to a multiple of 10 points in a given week.
* Once awarded, Dojo Dollars are stored in a class jar and are used to buy whole class rewards from a shopping list.
* The individual totals are cleared at the end of each week.
* Midday Meals staff will give out dojo dollars at lunch times.
* Two children will be given a ‘VIP (Values in Practice) Award’ in assembly on Friday for demonstrating the values and will be able to place their picture on display in the hall for that week.
* If a child loses 5 dojo points in a week then the class teacher must phone home.

The system will be consistent across the school and we would appreciate it if you would reinforce these values at home so that the children are fully aware of how to demonstrate them on a daily basis

Contacting the School

Coopers Lane Primary School is situated in Grove Park in the borough of Lewisham. The entrance to the school is in Pragnell Road, SE12 0LF

School Times

School Day
Mon-Thu 8:45am to 3:15pm,
Fri 8:45am-2:15pm
Breakfast Club 7:30am to 8:45am
EYFS/KS1 Lunchtime 12:00pm to 1:00pm
KS2 Lunchtime 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Afterschool clubs 3.30pm to 4.30pm
After school Tea Club 3:15pm to 5:45pm

School Office

Telephone: 0208 857 7680

Office Email


Ayse Mehmet – SBM (School Business Manager)

Rachel McCulloch – Senior Admin Assistant

Karen Hill – Admin Assistant/Attendance Officer

Kerry Michaels – Admin Assistant