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School is open as usual Monday 11/1/17.

Please use pedestrian gate for the infants and normal junior gate for the juniors.  Please ensure children wear Wellington boots and bring a change of footwear. 

Welcome to Our School!


Head teacher’s Welcome
It is a great pleasure to welcome you, on behalf of all staff, governors, parents and children to our school website and we hope that it provides you with a taster of what life is like here at The James Oglethorpe Primary School. We are a good school that is growing and with a new leadership team are at an exciting time in our development.
Our Vision
The school is led and run around our children – their needs are paramount.
It is our responsibility to strive towards giving our children a world class education which they so rightly deserve.

Our 3 Values
The new leadership led the school in creating 3 main values which have been shared with all stakeholders and the school council have led the classes in unpicking what these values look like on a day to day basis.

Aspiration        Integrity     Identity

Aspiration is having high expectations of ourselves and each other. We encourage life-long learning and do not believe that you should ever reach your ‘full’ potential. Determination and resilience is fundamental in order for us to learn from our mistakes and strive to get better every day. In short we want our community to adopt the mindset of “I can’t do it… yet!”
Integrity is important for us at James Oglethorpe so that everyone has a moral purpose and a clear understanding of right from wrong. Honesty and fairness is crucial in everything that we do and good decisions are made in life because it’s the right thing to do not because of a reward that you receive. People make mistakes but it’s about what we learn from them that counts and that we take responsibility for our actions. Developing integrity will prepare our pupils for the life ahead.
Identity is our third and final value. We strive for all of our community to be happy and confident in their own skin with a high self-esteem. Establishing who they are and what is special about them is key as our school is made up of individuals and we celebrate the differences between us all. However we also encourage a strong sense of community where individuals come together to work towards a common goal. In short ‘This is our school and we wear the badge with pride’.

The website provides a great deal of information about the school; however, if you wish to know more, please do not hesitate to contact me and I look forward to hopefully meeting you in the near future.

Mrs Hayley Durrant



School Tour for Prospective Parents for Reception 2018 

Due to high demand we are holding another tour of the school to show prospective parents what we at James Oglethorpe can offer. We feel it’s important for you to see the school in motion during a working day as it’s the children who make the school what it is. 

Monday 27th November 2017 at 9:30am

We would also encourage you to visit our school website and The James Oglethorpe Primary School Facebook page to view recent events in school. 

If you would like to book a place on the tour then please contact the school office on 01708 225202 or email us at

We look forward to meeting you and having the opportunity to show you our school. 

Latest School Events

Reception Nativity Play18Dec2017

9:30 am - 10:15 am @ Infant Hall

Details to follow.

Year 1 & 2 Christmas Concert18Dec2017

10:15 am - 11:15 am @ Infant Hall

Details to follow

PA Event - Bubble Show18Dec2017

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Infant Hall

Details to follow

Class 5KW swimming at Hornchurch Sports Centre19Dec2017

9:45 am - 11:15 am @ Hornchurch Sports Centre

Commencing on Tuesday 12th September 2017, Year 5 will be going swimming at the Hornchurch Swimming Pool. Class 5KW will be attending from 12th September until February Half Term (6th February 2018) and then Class 5S from 20th February 2017 to the end of the academic year. The children will travel by coach to the pool and be accompanied by 2 members of staff from the Year 5/6 team. They will be taught by two qualified swimming coaches, with the accompanying adults providing poolside and general supervision. Swimming is a statutory part of the National Curriculum and is also an important life skill, as such we do not pass the charge on for these lessons.

Yr Reception Nativity Play19Dec2017

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm @ Infant Hall

Details to follow

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