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:

Ms James is the Office Manager.

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

Mr Lee 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 told inspectors that they feel safe in school and that they have a very good
understanding of how to keep themselves safe.”

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.



“Pupils’ writing is rightly seen as a strength of teaching. The work in their books
across a range of subjects supports the assessments of pupils’ progress in


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 Day3 September 20183 September 2018
Autumn 1 yr 1 – 64 September 201822 October 2018
Autumn Reception6 September 201822 October 2018
Holiday22 October 201826 October 2018
Autumn 229 October 201821 December 2018
Holiday24 December 20187 January 2018
Staff Inset Day3 January 20194 January 2019
Spring 17 January 201915 February 2019
Holiday18 February 201922 February 2019
Spring 225 February 20195 April 2019
Holiday8 April 201923 April 2019
Summer 123 April 201924 May 2019
Holiday27 May 201931 May 2019
Summer 23 June 20119 July 2019
Religious Holiday5 June 20195 June 2019
Staff Inset Day22 July 201922 July 2019
Religious Holiday23 July 201923 July 2019
Holiday22 July 20194 September 2019



“‘My son loves his teacher. He keeps saying how much he likes this school better than his old school. He has made fantastic progress.’ Year 3”

-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.