This week we have been thinking about the significance of Remembrance and talking about the 100 year anniversary since the end of World War 1. Part of our learning involved all of the children making a poppy to display on the school fence with a message of peace. You can watch a video of this below.


Remembrance 2018 from Paul Hooper on Vimeo.

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Growth Mindset Workshop

Thank you to all the parents and family members who attended one of the Growth Mindset and Feedback workshops this week. It was fantastic to see so many of you at the sessions and I am sure that this will help you to promote a Growth Mindset at home. If you weren’t able to attend you can download the presentation here. We will also be repeating the sessions later in the year.
We highly recommend reading ‘Mindset’ by Carol Dweck. This is a really interesting book and it gives a lot more detail about the research behind Growth Mindset and ideas about how to develop it.  For your children, we recommend ‘You Are Awesome’ by Matthew Syed.
Top Tips
Praise effort over natural ability
“Well done, I can see how hard you have worked on this”
instead of
“Well done, you are so clever”
Praise the process over the outcome
“Well done, I really like that you have read though your work and improved some of the vocabulary”
instead of
“Well done, that’s an excellent piece of writing”  
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We Scare Hunger

Today was an amazing day at school and everyone looked fantastic in their ‘We Scare Hunger’ costumes. Thank you for all your artistic efforts and most importantly for your generous donations that will help many people in need this Winter.

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Coopers Lane School Jumper Sale

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Forest School Open

Our brand new Forest School opened this week and is already proving to be a huge success. Children from Reception and Year 2 enjoyed spending time in the outdoor learning environment. 

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Reception and Nursery Open Days

We are happy to announce our Reception and Nursery Open Days in November:


Wednesday 7th November:  10:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wednesday 21st November: 10:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Tuesday 6th November: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Tuesday 13th November: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Tuesday 20th November: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Tuesday 27th November: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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School Highlights 2017/18

Here are some of our favourite memories from 2017/18.


Coopers Lane School 2017/18 Highlights from Paul Hooper on Vimeo.

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Coopers Lane PTA Summer Fair 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Coopers Lane PTA Summer Fair such a success, we raised a record breaking £6313!!

Huge congratulations to Elaine Harris who coordinated the event and special thanks go to Matt Parr and Parr London who sponsored the fair and have made such a difference to our final total. All the children in the school will benefit from your generosity.

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Sports Relief 2018

We would like to thank you all, for the amazing fundraising you have done for Sports Relief.

We raised an absolutely whopping £5809.78, which is just phenomenal!

Sports Relief have made a film about how the money you raised is going to to make a difference. Please click here to watch.


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The Big Pedal

Coopers Lane is participating in Sustrans ‘The Big Pedal’ from 23rd April – 4th May 2018. 

Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge inspiring pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.

Sustrans Big Pedal will run for 10 days from 23 April to 4 May 2018 and is open to individual classes as well as whole schools.

What is the challenge?

On each day, schools compete to see who can get as many of their pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Your school’s best five days will determine your final position, but you can log journeys on all ten days if you wish.

For more information, you can visit their website here.




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Arrangements for Friday 2nd March

The school is open for all year groups today, Friday 2nd March. Please avoid driving on Pragnell Road where possible. 

School open 8:45am-2:15pm

Collection arrangements are as follows:

Nursery via the KS1 playground

Year 3 from the Gym

Year 4 from the KS2 Hall

All other year groups from their classrooms as normal

All siblings will be taken to the collection point of the youngest sibling

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Parent Survey 2018

The following presentation shows the results of the recent parent survey. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. We value your opinion and the survey data will help us to continue improving our lovely school. 

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Art Gallery

The Coopers Lane Art Gallery opened it’s doors last week with a fantastic display of creative masterpieces from children in Years 1-6. Thank you to Mrs Webb for putting together this wonderful art display.

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Junior Travel Ambassador Award Ceremony

On Tuesday 5th December, two Junior Travel Ambassadors from Years 5 and 6 attended a workshop and awards ceremony at City Hall. They met JTAs from many other schools from across London and exchanged ideas about travel initiatives and solutions to the traffic problems that are experienced by most schools. Following a speech given by the Deputy Mayor – unfortunately Sadiq Khan was unavailable – the day was made perfect when we were awarded the prize for School of Excellence in Public Transport.

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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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Year 4 Freshwater Theatre Roman Workshop

Year 4 were visited by some extraordinary Roman visitors this week! The children took part in some amazing Roman workshops and activities throughout the day including being the studio audience for ‘Return from the Past!

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Anti-Bullying Fortnight

As part of our Anti-Bullying Fortnight, this week we have been making new friends in different classes or year groups. Each class was ‘buddied’ up with another and the children did some fun getting to know you activities. At lunchtimes the children were also able to have their photos taken with their new friends and the pictures are going up on a display next to Mr Hooper’s office. It has been lovely to see so many new friendships and so many smiley faces!

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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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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