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Overview

St Luke’s is a Foundation Church of England Primary School located in a wonderful setting in the heart of Kingston upon Thames. We are a one-form entry primary school, including a nursery, for children aged 3-11 serving the local community and the parish of St Luke’s Church. The school is one of a number of church schools within the diocese of Southwark. It retains enduring links with the Parish Church and seeks to forward the purpose of those who executed the deed that founded the school – that children should receive a Christian education. 

As a school our 'core business' is obviously children's learning. The teaching of English and mathematics is therefore given a very high priority and standards in those two subjects are consistently high. But we also believe that our role is to provide children with a broad education in which their development in all areas is stimulated and nurtured. We therefore emphasise the creative side of children's development (through art, music and drama for example); their physical development through the PE curriculum; their growth as responsible and caring members of society through the school's ethos; and their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.  

We provide a wide range of activities for children beyond the 'formal' curriculum. In addition to class outings and trips to places of interest we also have a full programme of visitors to the school including theatre groups, musicians and guest speakers. There is also an extensive extra-curricular programme.  Although St. Luke’s was founded in 1894, a new building was constructed during 1995, consisting of an assembly hall and servery, eight classrooms, teachers’ resource room, staff room, Head and Deputy’s rooms and administration offices.  In the grounds are two hard courts and extensive gardens, which include a sensory garden. A music room was created in the school grounds in 2002. This is also used by the Breakfast and After School Clubs. Additional classrooms were added to the school in April 2010 and August 2015.

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St Luke’s Primary School is a happy, caring school. We have much to celebrate and ensure that every child is valued as an individual. The partnership between home and school is vital in supporting children’s learning and we pride ourselves on being a listening school, which actively encourages parental involvement. Within the context of Christian belief and practice, we aim to serve the community by providing an education of the highest quality.

Faith is very important to us and we endeavour to live out our Christian values in our everyday lives. Most of all, it is our children who make St Luke’s a special place, and we are proud of all their achievements. We work hard to foster a secure and enjoyable environment which excites, challenges and motivates each child, enabling them to reach their full potential. St Luke’s School is an inclusive community of children, staff, parents, governors, friends and colleagues. Everyone works together as a team to provide the best quality education for all children and to equip them with the confidence to embrace our ever-changing world. 

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Mission Statement and Aims

Through creating a physically and emotionally secure environment, we aim to develop children with active minds and bodies, an understanding of the world around them, compassion for others, and the courage and confidence to be themselves.

 High expectations, by all, for all, reflecting the example of Jesus

 Aims and Objectives of St Luke’s School

As a church school, St. Luke’s seeks to provide an environment of love, Christian precept and example within which children may develop, acquire skills and learn to make informed judgements. It is our aim that during their time at St. Luke’s children should: 

  • develop lively, enquiring minds and appreciate that there is a joy in all forms of learning and discovery
  • prepare for the society in which they will grow up, and develop an awareness of their own needs and those of others as well as the need for desirable social behaviour
  • acquire skills of literacy, numeracy and effective means of communication
  • gain a respect and appreciation of religious and moral values and a tolerance of all races in accordance with the teachings of the Church of England
  • acquire an understanding of the world in which they live, its historical and physical background and a knowledge of human achievements and aspirations
  • gain an ability in physical, artistic and manipulative skills
  • learn skills relevant to adult life that will help them succeed in a fast-changing world
  • acquire the skills necessary for lifelong learning

 The school also aims to:

  • provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils
  • prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of secondary school education
  • develop a parent-teacher partnership which supports the achievement of the school’s aims
  • create a happy, secure and stimulating environment for the children

 

 

Living in Kingston

 

One of London’s liveliest boroughs. Life revolves around the Thames, with the buzzing market town of Kingston being the main attraction. Kingston High Street runs parallel to the Thames so it many of its favourite restaurants are found situated along the banks of the riverside.

With the popular Kingston University based here there is an abundance of bars and clubs to entertain the vibrant student population and younger residence.

Kingston upon Thames is one of the greener areas of the capital with two royal parks in neighbouring Richmond upon Thames. Local parks hold facilities to cater for all those who enjoy the great outdoors, such as Canbury Gardens which is home to the Kingston Rowing Club boathouse and is in turn a great spot for fishing.

Only half an hour from central London it has excellent train links. Situated near to the A3 and M25 it is also easily accessible by car. The river bus as an excellent alternative to get into Canary Wharf and London Bridge. 

 

 

Landmarks

Wimbledon Championships - In the neighbouring Merton bordering Kingston, the world famous Wimbledon Championships takes place. Indulge yourself in summer fun with a spot of Pimms, and Strawberries and Cream.

The Thames - Enjoy the beauty of the Thames when the weather permits it on foot, bicycle or boat.

Kingston Markets - Hunt for bargains in Kingston’s 800 year old markets.

Chessington World of Adventure - One of the UKs biggest and best theme parks. Great for those ‘kidults’ amongst us.

“Out of Order” by David Mach- Iconic sculpture that has been snapped by tourists the world around. If you’ve seen photos of London you’ll probably have seen this.

 

 

 

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