Parents Information

Information for Parents

John Perry Primary School office is open to parents from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. There is an answer phone available to leave messages outside these times. All visitors must use the main school entrances.

The office is staffed by:

Mrs Plaster is the Office Manager, managing the schools data systems, attendance, pupil enrolments, HR and overseeing the smooth running of the school office.

Mrs George is the Business Manager, managing the school’s budgets, all financial management systems, premises, contractors, Health & Safety & ICT. Mrs Hankin works alongside Mrs George as Finance Assistant.

Mrs Bryant is the school receptionist and deals with queries from parents and other members of the public.

All of us are available during school times to help with any questions or information you may need regarding your child. You can request a paper copy of any information found on the school website, free of charge.



“Pupils say the school is a very safe and caring place. Pupils of differing backgrounds play and learn well together.”

Our Uniform

Our children look very smart in their official school uniform. School jumpers and cardigans can be bought at a very reasonable price from our supplier Premier School Wear. They are based at 688-690 Becontree Ave, Dagenham RM8 3HD.

You can view their website here:

Wrap Around Care

Breakfast and after school provision is provided by Bright Futures. The hours they offer are:-


For more information you can contact us on either of the numbers below.

0208 5345307
07944 561097


The Local Authority Attendance team monitor all absences and lateness of pupils in this school. A member of the attendance team sends group call messages to all parents of children who are not in school and have not given a reason for this absence.

Please remember that you have a legal duty to send your child to school every day.

School Times

KS2 08:55-12:15

KS1 09:05-12:00

Nursery am 08:50-11:20
Nursery pm 12:45-15:15



If you are providing your child with a packed lunch please ensure it does not include the following:
fizzy drinks, chocolate bars or chocolate, sweets.


From September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 & 2 are entitled to a free school meal, in line with the DfE initiative.

Pupils in Years 3 to 6, unless entitled to Free School Meals, will need to pay for dinners.

To view our current School menu please click here.

Payment may be made using the website Parent pay.

Please contact the school office for further details.



“Teaching has improved since the last inspection and is now typically at least good. This is because the school effectively focuses on giving support to teachers and other staff to help them improve their practice.”


Admission criteria for nursery places in a Barking and Dagenham community school

If there are more applications than places for any nursery classes we will use the following criteria, in the priority order 1 to 3, to decide which children we will offer places to.

Admission criteria

Priority 1 Children who are in the care of the local authority
Priority 2 Children who have a sibling (brother or sister) at the school when that child is due to start school.
Priority 3 Children who live closest to the school, measured in kilometres in a straight line (as the crow flies).

You cannot appeal against decisions made about nursery places.

(Nursery is not compulsory school age and we only have 52 places available so unfortunately due to overcrowding in this area we are unable guarantee your child a place.)

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Term Dates

Staff Inset DayThursday 1 Sept. 2016Friday 2 Sept. 2016
Autumn 1 yr 1 – 6Monday 5 Sept. 2016Friday 21 October 2016
Autumn ReceptionTuesday 6 Sept. 2016Friday 21 October 2016
HolidayMonday 24 October 2016Friday 28 October 2016
Autumn 2Monday 31 October 2016Tuesday 20 December 2015
HolidayTuesday 20 December 2016Thursday 5 January 2017
Spring 1Thursday 5 January 2017Friday 10 February 2017
HolidayMonday 13 February 2017Friday 17 February 2017
Spring 2Monday 20 February 2017Friday 7 April 2017
HolidayMonday 10 April 2017Friday 21 April 2017
Staff Inset DayMonday 24 April 2017Monday 24 April 2017
Summer 1Tuesday 25 April 2017Friday 26 May 2017
HolidayMonday 29 May 2017Friday 2 June 2017
Staff Inset DayMonday 5 June 2017Monday 5 June 2017
Summer 2Tuesday 6 June 2017Thurs 20 July 2017
HolidayFriday 21 July 2017Friday 1 September 2017