Parents Information

Information for Parents

John Perry Primary School office is open to parents from 8.30 am to 4.30 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 Hankin is the Office Manager.

Mrs George is the Business Manager, managing the school’s budgets, all financial management systems, premises, contractors, Health & Safety & ICT.

Ms James is the Finance Officer.

Mrs Barry is the Data Officer.

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

Mrs Deriouch is the Welfare Officer.

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:

You can view our School Uniform Policy here:

John Perry Uniform Policy

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


School Times

KS2 08:55-12:15

KS1 Year One 08:55-11:45

KS1 Year Two 08:55-12 noon


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, sweets or crisps.


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.)

You can find more information by clicking Here

By Sept 2018, all applications for school admissions will be completed online just like Secondary transfer and Reception admissions.

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Term Dates

Staff Inset DayFriday 1 September 2017Friday 1 September 2017
Autumn 1 yr 1 – 6Monday 4 September 2017Friday 20 October 2017
Autumn ReceptionWednesday 6 Sept. 2017Friday 20 October 2017
HolidayMonday 23 October 2017Friday 27 October 2017
Autumn 2Monday 30 October 2017Wednesday 20 December 2017
HolidayThursday 21 December 2017Wednesday 3 January 2018
Staff Inset DayTuesday 2 January 2018Wednesday 3 January 2018
Spring 1Thursday 4 January 2018Friday 9 February 2018
HolidayMonday 12 February 2018Friday 16 February 2018
Spring 2Monday 19 February 2018Thursday 29 March 2018
HolidayFriday 30 March 2018Friday 13 April 2018
Summer 1Monday 16 April 2018Friday 25 May 2018
HolidayMonday 28 May 2018Friday 1 June 2018
Staff Inset DayMonday 4 June 2018Monday 4 June 2018
Summer 2Tuesday 5 June 2018Thursday 19 July 2018
Religious HolidayFriday 15 June 2018Friday 15 June 2018
Staff Inset DayFriday 20 July 2018Monday 23 July 2018
HolidayTuesday 24 July 2018Monday 3 September 2018