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“How do you know who you are unless you know where you’ve come from? How can you tell what’s going to happen, unless you know what’s happened before? History isn’t just about the past. It’s about why we are who we are – and about what’s next?”

Tony Robinson, Actor and Television Presenter

We recognise the importance of history and the part it plays in developing children’s understanding of the past, both in Britain and the wider world. Children are encouraged to consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, and how beliefs and cultures have influenced people’s actions. Our aim is to empower our children and help foster their understanding of themselves as individuals and as valued members of society.
Our curriculum is action packed and full of interactive and exciting learning opportunities throughout the key stages. During lessons, children become history detectives and are encouraged to take an enquiry approach to find out about the past. The curriculum covers a range of historical periods. British history is taught chronologically and in addition to this we look at different ancient societies (Greece, Egypt and Rome).

Knowledge Organisers

We’ve created amazing knowledge organisers for each history topic which summarise the key knowledge that the children should know by the end of the topic. Have a look at our ‘How To’ knowledge organiser to find out how they work:

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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 Michael – Admin Assistant

Claire Huckle – Admin Assistant