St.Stephen's School

School Context

Group model building

St. Stephen's School and Children’s Centre is situated in the E6 district and lies between the Upton Park and East Ham area. It is part of a hard federation where the Headteacher leads the Primary School, Nursery School and Children’s Centre, including Day Care.

The school was built in 1951 and is a single storey building with 14 classrooms. In addition there is a large spacious PE/Assembly hall, entrance foyer, ICT suite, resource rooms, dining room and kitchen, in which all meals are cooked on site.

We are a two-form entry mixed school, with a maintained maximum of 420 pupils aged between 5 and 11. The Nursery offers 90 FTE places. The Children’s Centre provides a range of services to the local community, including fee paying Day Care provision. This service for working parents is available 8am -6pm, for 48 weeks a year. In addition, a midwifery group practice and a range of services for young children and their parents are on-site.

The school serves a community that is both rich and varied in culture and religious backgrounds. The multicultural nature of the school provides a greatly enriched environment and the school places value on the extensive language experiences our children bring to school with them.

The staff deliver an outstanding curriculum, coupled with excellent standards of care, guidance and support and a high-quality learning environment to support all learners equally. We achieve above national expectations at the end of each key stage through the delivery of rigorous learning. The school upholds an ethos of high expectations which provides children with challenging opportunities where children acquire skills, knowledge and confidence that can be applied to all future learning experiences. These opportunities encourage respect, self-belief, excellence and enjoyment and prepare our pupils for the next stage of their education.

To achieve this we will strive to provide a school environment that will be secure, stimulating, supportive and memorable, whereby each child feels valued as part of our community and encouraged to achieve their full potential.

St Stephen’s Federation received 4 outstanding OFSTED outcomes in Summer 2011.