The Lonely Beast

This week Year 2 have been studying a book called The Lonely Beast about a beast who travelled a long way to try to make some friends but found some in his garden when he got home.  The beast had a party with his friends and so we invited our parents and carers to come and have a beast party with us.  We shared cakes and biscuits that we made.  We loved the cakes and the party, just like the Beast did.

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Poetry Perfection!

We are very proud of the children who recently had their ‘Tube’ inspired poems displayed at London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street stations. The amazing poems were on display for two weeks in October and were seen by thousands of people who passed through the stations. Mr Hooper, Mr Mole and the children had a wonderful day visiting each station to see the poems. They even got to visit the control room at London Bridge and make their own tannoy announcement!

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We Scare Hunger

The children had a wonderful time dressing up on Halloween for ‘We Scare Hunger’. Thank you to all the children and parents for their fantastic contributions for our local food bank.

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Black History Month

We have been celebrating Black History month throughout October at Coopers Lane. Here are pictures of some of the work on display in our gallery in the KS2 hall.

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Open Days

We are happy to announce our Open Days for prospective Nursery and Reception parents. During theses sessions you will be able to meet our wonderful Nursery and Reception teams.

Nursery Open Days

Thursday 2nd November:  Morning Session – 9.30 am to 10.30 am  Afternoon Session – 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Reception Open Days

Tuesday 7th November:  Morning Session – 9.30 am to 10.30 am  Afternoon Session – 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Tuesday  14th November:  Morning Session – 9.30 am to 10.30 am

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Growth Mindset

One of our priorities this year is to continue our work to develop a growth mindset culture across the school community. You can find out more about this by watching the video clips below. You might also like to read ‘Mindset’ by Carol Dweck, which we are using in school.

“In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—intelligence and talent are just the starting point. Students who embrace growth mindsets—the belief that they can learn more or become smarter if they work hard and persevere—will learn more, learn it more quickly, and view challenges and failures as opportunities to improve their learning and skills.” Carol Dweck

One of the ways you can help with this at home is to always praise effort. For example, “Well done, you’ve really worked hard on this” rather than “Well done, that’s a great story.” By praising effort, we help children to understand the importance of working hard and having perseverance.


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Summer Fair 2017

Well done to the PTA for organising the fantastic Summer Fair and for raising an incredible £3939. This is a school record! Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed the day.

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Classroom Adults 2017

You can now download the staffing arrangements for 2017/18 here

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High achievement at Coopers Lane

We are very proud of all the children in Year 6 for an incredible year. The results of the KS2 SATs tests for 2017 are now in and the school has had fantastic success all round. Coopers Lane has exceeded the national average in all subjects and we have made significant improvements on the great results we had last year. This is wonderful news and highlights what an excellent school Coopers Lane is. You can see the results in more detail on our assessment information page.

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Meet the Coopers Lane Digital Leaders

Hello we are the Digital Leaders at Coopers Lane and we are here to help you stay safe online! We have just completed our online training with Childnet. Our top tips for staying safe online are:

* always report something that you’re worried about to a trusted adult.

* always keep your personal information safe (name, address, school, phone number).

* only use websites and games that you are old enough to access.

Front row from left to right: Georgia, Miriam, Cassy, Grace, Alexa

Back row: Cillian, Josh, Kaya, Hudson, Vieshal


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Coopers Lane Summer Fair

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Football Champions

A huge congratulations to the girls football team who have won the Glendale Football League finals. In a thrilling final match against Sandhurst Juniors, the Coopers Lane girls played an incredible game, winning 3:0. Well done girls and a big thank you to coach Darryl and Lisa Stephens for helping the girls to victory.

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Celebrating our Diverse Families

Please find attached the presentation from the parent workshops this week regarding our upcoming Diversity Week. 

Click here.

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PTA Bingo Night

On Friday 19th May the PTA will be holding a Bingo night to raise funds for our amazing school. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Learn to Sign our School Values

The children from The Coopers Lane Centre for the Deaf have been busy making a video to help you learn sign language for our school values. Why not learn something new today by watching the video and having a go at signing the values.

School Values in BSL from Paul Hooper on Vimeo.

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Ofsted Inspection

Dear Mums, Dads and Carers

I am pleased to announce that, following the Ofsted inspection at Coopers Lane on 21st February, we have had confirmation that we are  a ‘good’ school. This is an excellent result and reflects the hard work and dedication from all of the staff. The letter from Ofsted is available to download here and this will also be emailed out to you today.

The inspection was a very positive experience and the feedback from the lead inspector highlighted the excellent progress we have made in moving the school forward. The inspectors have written some lovely comments about our school and they acknowledge the great work being done to help the children make excellent progress across the curriculum. I am incredibly proud of our whole school community and I hope you are too.

Please take some time to read the report and by all means let us know your thoughts. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff and pupils for their never-ending enthusiasm and commitment to the school, and to all parents and carers for your continued support. Coopers Lane is a wonderful school and we are all lucky to be part of such a great community.

Kind regards

Paul Hooper
Head Teacher

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The Big Pedal

Next week is the Big Pedal!

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Science Week 2017

We have had an amazing Science Week at Coopers Lane, full of exciting investigations and experiments. It’s been a fun week and you can see some of the activities in our science week video. Come back soon to see more photos of the science fair we had in the hall today.

Science Week 2017 from Paul Hooper on Vimeo.

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Red Nose Day

Friday 24th is Red Nose Day! We cannot wait to see what creative ideas your children have and to see how much we manage to raise for such a great cause. We will have a limited number of noses to buy at school on the day.

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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