About The Place2Be

The Place2Be is a national children’s charity working with 200 schools across the UK. They provide a safe space – The Place2Be room – where children can express their feelings through talking, creative work and play.


The Place2Be works with children, teachers and parents/carers too, providing therapeutic support to address social, emotional and behavioural problems.

The Place2Be helps build children’s confidence and self-esteem, enabling them to cope with difficult life events, establish friendships and focus in class. This in turn makes school a happier place to be for all the children and the school staff.

To find out more about the work of The Place2Be or to make a donation please visit www.theplace2be.org.uk

A Place for Parents

When adults are facing difficulties in their lives or are troubled by negative experiences from their own childhoods, it can create a high level of emotional strain, which in turn can have a negative impact on children’s emotional wellbeing.

The Place2Be recognised this and realised the best way to support children and make a lasting impact is by also supporting parents and school staff too. So in 2003 The Place2Be piloted a non-stigmatising counselling service dedicated to working with parents, grandparents and carers, which fully complements the work done with children. Since then A Place for Parents has been rolled out to dozens of schools across the UK, which have Place2Be projects

A Place for Parents is a free and confidential service for individuals or couples. It offers time and space with a qualified professional to talk and think about feelings to do with them and their children, and to work out solutions that feel right.

Weekly sessions are available, typically lasting from 8 to 24 weeks.

‘My aim is to help parents and carers build confidence, develop ways of coping and better understand and communicate with their children, so that family life can be less of a struggle.’  says one Place2Be Parent Worker. ‘I have been warmly welcomed by all the school staff and I am pleased to be part of this forward-thinking school community.

If you think A Place for Parents could be of benefit to you, or you would like to know more, speak to The Place2Be School Project Manager who can help you decide if you would like some support. They will arrange for you to meet with the Parent Worker.

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 6:00pm

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 Michael – Admin Assistant

Claire Huckle – Admin Assistant