Message from Head Teacher, Mr W. Pedro

About Us

Welcome to John Perry Primary School’s website

I am the Head Teacher and I, together with my team, lead the school. John Perry is a three-form entry school in Barking and Dagenham, which serves a culturally diverse community. We embrace community cohesion and work well to establish strong, positive relationships with parents, carers and families. Working in partnership with other schools, we drive forward improvements for children in our local community.

At John Perry, we strive to ensure that every child succeeds to the best of their ability. We provide all of our children with an ambitious and aspirational curriculum, which fosters a love of learning for life. We encourage children to nurture their gifts and talents through a stimulating curriculum and a range of enrichment activities. We have a dynamic team of staff who model exemplary practice across all areas of the school. Our children are provided with outstanding role models. We take pride in educating and nurturing each child, enabling them to achieve high standards of academic attainment whilst also enabling them to become capable, caring and confident human beings.

I am extremely proud of the strong school ethos that underpins all that we do in school. The school’s moral compass is a visual reminder of our School Values. It makes clear the positive attributes that we promote and that we expect all children and staff to demonstrate through their attitudes and behaviours.

By navigating through our website, you will have all of the information you need about our school.

We look forward to your feedback.

Mr Wayne Pedro
Head Teacher



“Leaders have high expectations for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The curriculum is designed so it offers breadth and opportunities to enrich pupils’ learning and their awareness and appreciation of diversity.”

Our Vision and Mission


At John Perry Primary, we provide the best opportunities for learning for all our pupils. We ensure that every child is supported so that they can become the citizens of tomorrow.

These are the things we want for our pupils

  • To be safe, happy and a have a sense of self-belief
  • To discover, nurture and use their talents
  • To understand their own feelings and those of others
  • To have strong moral sense, to be kind, caring and respectful, to co-operate well and be good citizens
  • To be well behaved, polite and courteous
  • To be creative, to enjoy learning, and to become lifelong learners
  • To have excellent social skills and be self-confident
  • To have healthy minds and healthy bodies
  • To be resilient, positive human beings who believe in themselves and in their potential

These are the things we want from our Parents, Carers and Families:

  • To share the school’s vision and ethos, working together towards a common goal
  • To have high aspirations for children and high expectations of the school
  • To form strong partnerships with the school by taking an active interest in, and supporting children’s learning
  • To be well informed and supportive
  • To share in children’s achievements and successes
  • To challenge and support school leaders through effective school governance

These are the things we want from our School:

  • To be a centre of excellence
  • To have high expectations and aspirations for all our children
  • To provide a safe and secure environment in which children thrive and feel valued
  • To have a friendly and welcoming atmosphere
  • To be innovative, progressive, forward thinking and outward looking
  • To be fully inclusive
  • To have a strong community ethos

At John Perry, all our pupils are encouraged to take an increasing responsibility for their learning. We want to equip our pupils with confidence, resilience and independence so that they are best prepared for the next steps in their learning journey. We are committed to creating a culture of high expectations, with the ambition and drive to succeed prevalent amongst all members of our school community.

Our school curriculum is based on partnership learning with parents and carers. We believe that children learn best through direct experience, linking their learning at school with the support from parents and carers at home. We’ve developed a curriculum that stimulates enthusiasm, captures interest and provides broad learning opportunities for pupils of all abilities.

We promote continuous self-reflection in our practice; we instil a desire for constant improvement amongst our staff and children. We deliver inspired teaching that encourages positive attitudes towards lifelong learning. We want our children to feel valued and confident as individuals and ensure they feel supported, safe and cared for in our school. We aim that children leave John Perry with a love for learning, a clear sense of responsibility and independence and an understanding of the importance of community and how their behaviour impacts upon others.

Our School Values

A value is a belief that guides our thinking and our behaviour

At John Perry Primary, our schools values are:

  • To be kind, thoughtful, respectful and tolerant.
  • To be resilient, have a positive attitude and believe in yourself.
  • To enjoy learning and to become lifelong learners.
  • To demonstrate a strong sense of responsibility.

Pupil Voice

We asked our pupils about behaviour and our school values:

‘Resilience, respect and tolerance and kind and thoughtful are very important.’
‘We talk about them (the values) all the time in assembly.’



“Pupils are proud of the contributions they make to the school. They enjoy helping others find friends in their role as playground buddies and representing pupils’ views as school councillors”


To apply for a vacancy when listed, please complete the relevant application form (download from the link below), which may then be filled in electronically or by hand and can be either emailed or posted to the school.

There are currently no vacancies.

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‘My children have settled well at John Perry. They are happy and they work hard. They have good friends and they are nice to one another.’ Year 2 and 5 parent.

-The staff of John Perry Primary School would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our families for their support and kind words. We also think it is a successful and happy place to be.